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'Dignitas' and the media

By now it should be clear that when the Church issues a document addressing several topics, one of which is sex, our major secular media will ignore the rest and concentrate on sex. The latest example ...



Is there still responsibility for past sins after confession?Jenna Marie Cooper

Q: I have a confession question. I have heard that past sins, either venial or mortal, even after confessing them stay with you somewhat and only "really" get dismissed after your soul is scrubbed clean ...

The wonder of Ordinary TimeLucia A. Silecchia

By now, the eclipse glasses have been put away. The photos of the April 8 nature show have all been posted to Facebook and Instagram to prove that it really happened. The stories from the day have, likewise, ...

Scripture Reflection for April 21, 2024, Fourth Sunday of EasterJem Sullivan

Acts 4:8-12 Ps 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29 1 Jn 3:1-2 Jn 10:11-18 Throughout 2,000 years of Christian history, artistic expressions of faith can always be found. From the rustic art of the ...

The new Temple: How Easter changes religionDr. R. Jared Staudt

"Destroy this temple, and I will rebuild it in three days." This mysterious statement led, in part at least, to Christ's death, brought forward in the conflicting witness of his trial before the Sanhedrin. ...

A special collection in the liturgy libraryFather Robert M. O'Grady

The month of May, traditionally devoted to The Mother of the Lord, is just around the corner. So, it's a good time to mention a two-volume mini library called "Collection of Masses of the Blessed ...

Understanding the ScripturesScott Hahn

Jesus in today's Gospel teaches His apostles how to interpret the Scriptures. He tells them that all the Scriptures of what we now call the Old Testament refer to Him. He says that all the promises ...

St. Teresa of Kolkata's motherly wisdomDonna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

Distinct details of meeting St. Teresa of Kolkata the first time remain etched in my memory. Her height, or lack thereof, especially struck me. Being short in stature and hunched over, she appeared a ...

'Cabrini' does extraordinary job of bringing saint to lifeBishop Nicholas DiMarzio

On March 8 of this year, a film titled "Cabrini" was released; that day is also International Women's Day. The film is the story of an extraordinary woman, an immigrant to the United States, an advocate ...