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For the few who watch, Hollywood award ceremonies ideally offer a retreat from partisan politics. In the days when a Catholic bishop could win an Emmy, these broadcasts once maintained an appropriate … more
In his annual January address to the diplomatic corps, Pope Francis addressed the escalation of the U.S.-Iran conflict head on. The Holy Father renewed his call for both nations to exercise restraint … more
This weekend, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It’s an appropriate time for us to reflect not only on the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist … more
At the beginning of a new year, it’s common for people to make resolutions. Unfortunately, many of these resolutions get broken within the first two weeks! But in those rare cases when … more
The beginning of the new liturgical year prepares us to hear and reflect upon the core message of the Gospel. This message is that the Son, the second person of the Most Holy Trinity, became … more
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was one of the most prolific Catholic writers and televangelists of the 20th century. His cause for beatification is currently being vetted by the Congregation for the … more
Most American Catholics learn to receive Holy Communion in an orderly fashion, lining up pew by pew. This widespread custom differs markedly from the practices of many other Catholic countries. In … more
Santa Claus is real. More precisely commemorated as St. Nicholas (in Dutch, “Sinterklass,” later anglicized to “Santa”), the Church celebrates this 4th century bishop every … more
We’ve all heard the expression, “He’s only human.” Many of us (probably most of us) have used it in casual conversation at some point in the past. It’s very often said when someone makes an … more
“Neglect” is not a word we normally associate with the liturgical season of Advent, but we should! Advent is supposed to be a time of “hope” and “preparation” and “joyful expectation” … more
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