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Detail from Raphael's Transfiguration (1516-20).

The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

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Aug 6, 2021

By Gretchen Siegel

At the Transfiguration, Peter, James, and John witnessed a transformative moment that reflects the life of the Christian called to... Read more

Golden Dome at the University of Notre Dame.

Promoting and defending religious liberty

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Aug 3, 2021

By Leigh Fitzpatrick Snead

When the pandemic put us all, globally, in the hands of the government, many of us learned not to take... Read more

Amy Coney Barrett. Photo courtesy of the Notre Dame Law School

Amy Coney Barrett as a person of character

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Sep 25, 2020

By Charles A. "Chuck" Donovan

For decades advocates of legal abortion have attempted to paint opposition to the practice as rooted in – even solely... Read more

The Mass is 'essential'

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Sep 1, 2020

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

If American Catholics feel singled out in this strange year they are not being paranoid, they are simply paying attention. From... Read more

Where is God in this time of corona?

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May 12, 2020

By Br. René Stockman

It is a question that we regularly hear and read. Some see in it the direct hand of God, of... Read more

Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Lessons learned during past pandemics - from a Catholic perspective

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May 5, 2020

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

Coronavirus is only the latest iteration of an age-old human affliction. Even now, with the benefit of advanced medical science, our reaction... Read more

Members of the Knights of Columbus help to deliver supplies in Ciudad Juarez.

A loving big brother during coronavirus

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Apr 8, 2020

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

My youngest son Patrick turns four this week. He is a delight to watch at this age, particularly when one... Read more

Photo courtesy Fr. Dave Pivonka.

White Ribbons: 'I Will Never Forget You'

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Mar 31, 2020

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

On the afternoon of March 6, I walked around the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, saying goodbye to students... Read more

Caravaggio's 'Conversion on the Way to Damascus' (1601).

Repent and Believe: The Call to Metanoia

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Feb 3, 2020

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

“This is the time of fulfillment.” Those are the first words Jesus speaks to us in the Gospel of Mark.... Read more

Developments in Washington

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Jan 31, 2020

By Maureen Ferguson

One can be forgiven for thinking all of Washington, D.C., has been consumed by impeachment frenzy these past weeks. Look... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2015.

Thinking a Wrong Is Right

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Jan 21, 2020

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

In 1973, after the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion in America, my dad—a doctor—was interviewed by the local paper... Read more

Book Review: We are the Lord's

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Dec 18, 2019

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Two years ago, I joined a Catholic women’s symposium that discusses the weighty matters affecting our Church and our culture.... Read more

Waiting Well

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Dec 10, 2019

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

I am not Scrooge. I want to get that out there before I write anything else. I love Christmas. I... Read more

Los Angeles church /

The honor of Archbishop Gomez's new position

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Dec 5, 2019

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

When Archbishop Jose Gomez was elected to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) earlier this month, he tweeted... Read more

Book Review: A Year with the Mystics

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Oct 11, 2019

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Our parish’s fall festival was coming to an end. As I rounded up my little ones, I spotted an acquaintance.... Read more

Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Hubert and Jan van Eyck (c. 1432).

Made for Heaven

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Jul 8, 2019

By Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

Last weekend, like most weekends this summer, I stood in front of teens at a Steubenville Youth Conference talking about... Read more

The paschal candle in St. Peter's Basilica.

'Be still and know that I am God'

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Apr 16, 2019

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

How many Catholics will fill the pews on Easter Sunday 2019? Will this year see a noticeable decline in parishioners... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Book Review: The Anti-Mary Exposed

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Mar 28, 2019

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

Why are so many women so angry today?   Don’t get me wrong, confronting abuse, harassment, and unfair treatment demands... Read more

One in a million: reflections on NY's Reproductive Health Act

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Feb 1, 2019

By Katie Trudeau

Has anyone ever told you in life, “you’re one in a million”? For me, that sentence has a whole new... Read more

Pakistanis protest Nov. 2, 2018 in Lahore, shortly after the nation's supreme court acquitted Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges.

Can Asia Bibi remain acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan?

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Jan 28, 2019

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

This Tuesday a three-judge panel of Pakistan’s Supreme Court will decide whether to reconsider its acquittal of a Pakistani Christian... Read more