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The saints who walk among us

When I spoke with Father Daniel Cardo for my recent article Why a former altar girl changed her mind on boy-only altar servers, he shared something with me that was very moving. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fit it into the article so I’d like to share it here. Fr. Cardo is the pastor of [...]

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Snow Altars and Ice Churches, Bless the Lord

Parents of fans of the movie Frozen, you might not want to show this post to your children, unless you want them to beg the priest to say Mass in the snow on Sunday. The Snow Altars of Wyoming At the beginning of the second semester, freshmen at Wyoming Catholic College are required go on [...]

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Amen Bible Rap

Ok so I’m a sucker for older British men rapping about the bible in low-production-value Youtube videos….who isn’t? This rap doesn’t include the Catholic books of the bible, but is smashing good fun nonetheless.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Photo: FBI mugshot.

The Boston Marathon bombing jury – could all Catholics be excluded?

The search for a jury for Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has reached its fourth week, and Boston-area Catholics are learning they could be excluded from serving on the jury if they support Church teaching regarding the death penalty. According to a report from USA Today, potential jurors must be willing to send someone to [...]

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Pope Francis, Rabbits, and What Catholics Really Believe

You’ve probably heard the news about Pope Francis’ off the cuff remarks regarding rabbits and family planning. Take a look at what CNA’s managing editor, Michelle Bauman, had to say about the Pope’s remarks in an interview with HuffingtonPost Live today: Here’s the full text of the Pope’s in-flight interview with journalists: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/full-text-of-popes-in-flight-interview-from-manila-to-rome-84716/ Here’s Catholic [...]

Sister Marigold Magbanua of the Carmelite Missionaries, Quezon City Provincial House. Sr. Marigold is the provincial superior of the Philippine Province - including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan and Australia.

Interviews from the record-breaking papal Mass

Pope Francis has officially concluded his week-long trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. CNA’s Rome Bureau Chief Alan Holdren was on the ground for the papal visit to the Philippines. Holdren spoke with two religious sisters who stood in the rain for hours for the chance to attend Mass with Pope Francis in Rizal [...]

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Haiti: Five years later in pictures

Five years ago today, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas. Haitian officials estimate the quake killed some 316,000 people and displaced another 1.3 million. Below are a few photos from Catholic Relief Services that show just how far Haiti has come since the devastating earthquake.           [...]

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The Pope is coming! So put on your…diaper?!?

Pope Francis is coming to the Philippines for five days next week – Jan. 15-19. Any time the Pope goes anywhere it is a big deal for that country, and the Philippines is no exception. With 86 percent of the country’s 98 million-some people identifying as Catholic, the crowds to greet the Holy Father are [...]

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19 Spiritual Resolution Ideas for the New Year

So you’ve vowed to up your intake of kale and have signed up for yoga to kick off the New Year. But has your spiritual life been part of your New Year’s resolutions? Here are a few ideas of small, practical steps you can take to get spiritually stronger in 2015. 1. Daily Mass. If [...]

Pope Francis says let them stay in Church. (Photo by Dennis Hayes via Flickr)

Pope Francis: God’s voice is in tears of children at Mass

In case you missed this news a few weeks ago: During an evening Mass at San Giuseppe all’Aurelio parish in Rome on December 14th, Pope Francis told parents that children’s tears were “the best sermon,” as reported on catholicculture.org.  Addressing parents whose children had been baptized in the last year, Pope Francis said “…children cry, they [...]

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March 31, 2015

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