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For one young Catholic, music is an apostolate of beauty

Dec 29, 2015 - 03:55 pm .- An up-and-coming Catholic musician in Michigan aims to expose listeners to God in the same way she did during her school years – through beauty found in “truly good” forms of art.

A priest's powerful impact on the New York Times' David Brooks

Dec 29, 2015 - 05:41 am .- New York Times columnist, best-selling author and all-around pundit David Brooks has made headlines recently for his bold new book making the case for a societal return to morality.  

Young people are smoking more pot than ever – and why that's a bad thing

Dec 28, 2015 - 12:02 pm .- When Amendment 64 legalized the sale of recreational marijuana to anyone over the age of 21 in Colorado, Dr. Christopher Thurstone’s work became even more complex.

If you struggle with porn, the Church can help, US bishops say

Dec 28, 2015 - 06:03 am .- For the first time, U.S. bishops have issued a historical pastoral letter specifically addressing the global crisis of pornography, looking at how the industry is affecting the parishioners in their pews and what the Church can do to offer mercy, healing, and hope to recovering pornography users.

Meet the monks who decided to go green years before Laudato Si

Dec 27, 2015 - 05:20 pm .- Years before Pope Francis’ recent ecology encyclical was published, a Trappist monastery in Virginia went back to its spiritual roots by embracing environmental stewardship.

Dorothy Day had nothing to say to this theologian – or so he thought

Dec 27, 2015 - 09:35 am .- Ever since entering the Church 27 years ago, theologian Lance Richey had always known about the Catholic social activist Dorothy Day in passing.  

The strange tale of 5,000 relics finding a home in a Pittsburgh chapel

Dec 26, 2015 - 04:47 pm .- Nestled in a sleepy neighborhood in the hills rising over Pittsburgh lies a small chapel. Inside St. Anthony’s Chapel lies a piece from the Crown of Thorns, a tooth of St. Anthony of Padua, and more than 5,000 other verified relics, or remains, of saints from around the world.

A gruesome accident, a powerful faith – one Catholic couple's story

Dec 26, 2015 - 07:14 am .- It was a cold December day in Nebraska, and Ashley Stevens was riding in a car with four other women.

A 'most powerful woman' – National Geographic's major hat tip to the Virgin Mary

Dec 23, 2015 - 06:02 pm .- Our Lady. Blessed Mother. Virgin Mary. Queen of Peace. Theotokos. Handmaid of the Lord. Mother Mary.

Dating apps and the death of romance

Dec 23, 2015 - 07:14 am .- This September's issue of Vanity Fair contains a pretty disheartening prediction for single people: the “dating apocalypse,” brought on by wildly popular dating apps like “Tinder,” is upon us.  

Beauty in suffering: How one woman is fighting the stigma of therapy

Dec 22, 2015 - 04:59 pm .- Maura Byrne was terrified to go to therapy for the first time.

A chat with millennial Catholic artist Luke Spehar

Dec 21, 2015 - 05:45 pm .- Luke Spehar was an aspiring musician with a girlfriend when he couldn’t shake the feeling that God was calling him to enter the seminary and consider the priesthood.

Religion will only keep growing in the future – and here's why

Dec 21, 2015 - 12:02 pm .- The numbers of people without a religious affiliation are increasing in some countries. But some demographers project that the global population will be more religious, not less, for one simple reason: religious believers tend to have more babies.

Compassion vs. security: What to do with Syrian refugees?

Dec 21, 2015 - 06:33 am .- As the U.S. plans to increase its intake of Syrian refugees to 10,000 next year, Americans – including Catholics – are trying to balance national security concerns with compassion for the refugees. 

'Drinking with the Saints' – book encourages Catholic fellowship, good spirits

Dec 20, 2015 - 03:17 pm .- “I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.”

In Lincoln diocese, faithful sacrifices lead to record-setting pledge campaign

Dec 18, 2015 - 01:32 pm .- The Diocese of Lincoln’s capital campaign has raised $62.5 million since early 2014 to help fund Catholic schools and parish projects, educate seminarians, support retired priests, and evangelize – nearly $10 million over its goal.

Jerusalem patriarch's Christmas letter encourages peace in Holy Land

Dec 18, 2015 - 03:43 am .- Delivering his Christmas message on Wednesday, Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem urged local and international actors to work for peace in the Holy Land and throughout the Middle East.

Want religious freedom? Then talk to your neighbor

Dec 18, 2015 - 12:04 am .- Who is your neighbor? A new interreligious project seeks to get as many Americans as possible to answer that question.

Utah diocese: Miracles happen. The 'bleeding' Host wasn't one

Dec 17, 2015 - 03:25 pm .- Red bread mold, and not a miracle, caused the changed appearance of a Eucharistic host that some said was bleeding, an inquiry by the Diocese of Salt Lake City has confirmed.

New York Archdiocese responds to priest embezzlement claims

Dec 17, 2015 - 06:56 am .- The Archdiocese of New York says that it takes seriously accusations in a recent lawsuit claiming that a New York priest embezzled money and maintained scandalous personal habits, while also saying that a diocesan investigation has found nothing to substantiate the allegations.

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