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Voting for pro-abortion candidateFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. My family have all been cradle Catholics, but currently we are at odds. How can any Catholic vote for a Democrat who professes to be pro-abortion? How can Catholics look forward to someday meeting ...

Culture of belongingJaymie Stuart Wolfe

It seems strange now, but when I was growing up in Cleveland, one of the first questions we asked and answered when we met someone new was, "What nationality are you?" No one was offended. And because ...

What to say in confessionFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I have not been to confession in at least 10 years. I want to go, but I have no idea what to say. How am I to remember all of my sins and the number of times that I have committed them? (Columbus, ...

Pascasie's Catholic gardenHosffman Ospino

"My garden was the pride of neighbors and visitors; people called it the Catholic garden," shared Pascasie Musabyemungu, who works for Catholic Relief Services in Rwanda. She tended to her outdoor garden ...

Knowing What We Are DoingFather Roger J. Landry

September 6, I had the privilege to offer Mass for the 10,000th time as a priest. It's a great source of thanksgiving for me. Sometimes people are surprised when other priests or I mention exactly how ...

Healthier priests, stronger communitiesJoseph D'Arrigo

When Christ called Peter out of the boat in the Gospel of Matthew, he never explained how he would walk on water. He just said, "Come." Every day, men answer this call to be priests across the Archdiocese ...

A life-changing journeyPeter Braudis

I'm a cradle Catholic, and through the years I've felt drawn to do a bit of light spiritual reading. When I retired, I took on part-time construction jobs around town, with a friend. One day, my wife ...

Best laid plansJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Working remotely from home is great in many ways, but it's accompanied by a serious case of cabin fever. Technology can do a lot to bridge the distance. Still, there's just no substitute for human interaction. ...

The new millennial sisterhoodKevin and Marilyn Ryan

Other than the revolutionary "Good News" of the Gospels, there is not a great deal of good news about the Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Church in the United States has lost one-third of its members ...

Gateway to lifeScott Hahn

Jesus doesn't answer the question put to Him in this Sunday's Gospel. It profits us nothing to speculate on how many will be saved. What we need to know is what He tells us today -- how to enter into ...