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Are Catholic schools 'worth it'?

2017 is here and it came with many resolutions from many people! I was like many and thought about what I should resolve to do. The usual list of losing weight and disengaging from technology are always ...



Return to Divine LoveFather Steve Grunow

Today (1/9) the Church celebrates the solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord, and it is with this awe-filled liturgy that the three great revelations or "theophanies" of the Christmas season are brought ...

SchmidtyClark Booth

Ordinarily -- as if there were anything "ordinary" about the kingdom of Sport in these times -- the subject of the week would be the NFL playoffs, that fierce if sometimes mindless celebration of pain ...

Perfect OfferingScott Hahn

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Isaiah 49:3,5-6; Psalm 40:2,4,7-10; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34 Jesus speaks through the prophet Isaiah in today's First Reading. He tells us of the mission given ...

Civil war chaplainsThomas Lester

A letter from Archbishop Francis Patrick Kenrick of the Archdiocese of Baltimore to Archbishop John Joseph Williams of the Diocese of Boston, dated June 27, 1862, discusses faculties, or the authority ...

What it hinges onJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Our kitchen cabinets are really beautiful. I can say that with no risk of arrogance because we didn't put them in. They were here when we bought our house in November 2000. The previous owners told us ...

VocationsSusan Abbott

Cardinal Sean asked that vocations to the diocesan priesthood be a priority in every local pastoral plan (LPP). From "Disciples in Mission" the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan: "The collaborative pastoral ...

The Protestant Reformation: Positive aspectsFather Thomas Ryan, CSP

The Jan. 18-25 international Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place this year as part of a big ecumenical lead-up to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation next October. This will ...

'The holiest priest I ever knew'Michael Pakaluk

St. Lawrence was martyred by being roasted on a gridiron over an open flame. "This side is well done," he joked, "You may turn me over now." But perhaps we forget why he was martyred so gruesomely. A ...