Elizabeth Tecla Mauro

Elizabeth Thecla Mauro, the author of The Way of the Cross in Times of Illness (Liturgical Press, 2004), writes from New York State. Her much-loved brother passed away on the morning of January 14, 2005.

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Standing On the Mound: The Virtues of Baseball

Don’t tell me about the world. Not today. It’s springtime and they’re knocking baseballs around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball. —Pete Hamill I once knew a woman who, when preparing the first fruit salad of summer, would lop off … Read more

The Law of Unintended Consequences: A Cautionary Look at Overturning Roe v. Wade

“A true culture of life cannot be sustained solely by changing laws,” President Bush told the crowd at the March for Life rally in January. “We need, most of all, to change hearts.” Not everyone appreciated his comments. “Maybe he is an idiot,” conservative pundit Ann Coulter fumed in her syndicated column. “The ‘changing hearts’ … Read more

A Tsunami Cannot Be Drawn in Pastels: On Dignity and Suffering

When I was a little girl, our family knew a Frenchwoman. I don’t recall her name, but I remember her vividly. She seemed to me very glamorous and mysterious, forever wearing a too-bright shade of lipstick, smelling of a heavy overlay of carnation and a dim underlay of what I now recognize as vodka. She … Read more

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