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Holy warriorsJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Almost exactly 100 years ago, on May 16, 1920, the Catholic Church canonized St. Joan of Arc. Two days later, Karol Wojtyla was born. The timing is almost poetic. So is the fact that we are observing ...

Lockdown: Here and ThereMaureen Crowley Heil

Any parent working from home right now knows the difficulties of balancing "office hours" with "school time" for their children. While older students can guide themselves through lessons and assignments, ...

A mighty windScott Hahn

The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history. The Jewish feast of Pentecost called all devout Jews to Jerusalem to celebrate their birth ...

Feeling need for forgivenessFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I am a teenage girl who would like some advice. I have committed a serious sin. I knew that it was wrong, that it was considered a mortal sin, which would separate me from God, but I decided to do ...

Parents as teachers: A fresh appreciationKevin and Marilyn Ryan

National Teacher Appreciation Day, May 5, slipped by again this year with nary a nod. It was vastly overshadowed by National Nurses Day, which was celebrated with the American public's loud manifestations ...

Where Did You See the Face of Christ Today?Maureen Crowley Heil

On my very first mission trip, I spent a good amount of my time working with Saint Mother Teresa's Sisters, The Missionaries of Charity, in the slums of Cite Soleil, Haiti. My days rotated among three ...

Knowing GodScott Hahn

Jesus has been taken up into heaven as we begin today's First Reading. His disciples -- including the Apostles and Mary -- return to the upper room, where He celebrated the Last Supper (see Luke 22:12). There, ...

Who created COVID-19?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. In a recent letter to our archdiocesan paper -- The Catholic Sentinel -- someone wrote that: "In regard to COVID-19, there is no evidence that God had anything to do either with its development or ...

Lessons from the hiveJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When all human activity stops, it's easy to believe that everything else has stopped, too. But nature shows us otherwise. The moon still waxes and wanes, the winter constellations sink toward the spring ...

I learned to love, to listen and to walk with othersMary Jo Kriz

''Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction." -- Pope Emeritus Benedict ...