Articles by Effie Caldarola

Seek forgiveness in yourself

Editor’s note: This article was published in the April 2023 issue of the North Star Catholic. The first time I read a book by Jesuit Father Greg Boyle, I was on a long airline flight. As I became immersed in “Tattoos on the Heart,” my seatmates probably looked at me askance. I alternated laughing aloud, then…

Invasion of Ukraine questions Catholics’ moral struggle with war, ‘just war theory’

The crisis in Ukraine, provoked by what is almost universally decried as an unjust assault by Russia on a sovereign neighbor, has captured the attention of people across the world.  It’s led to renewed discussions within the Catholic Church about the Christian attitude toward war, the just war theory, and the frightening dangers of escalation….

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