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From the Bishops

By Archbishop Roger Schwietz

Joy abounds in preparing to welcome so many new Catholics

I clearly remember the day my sister Mary was born. It was May 1, a Saturday, and I was in... Read more

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Movie Reviews

By CNA Staff

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Older Children and Adults: Morally Acceptable: Good Craftsmanship Read more

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Book Reviews

By Katherine Haas

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan. Miramax/Hyperion Books for Children, New York. 2005. ISBN 0-7868-5629-7 $7.99 Read more

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From the Bishops

By Archbishop Henry J. Mansell

Light of the season

The First Sunday of Lent, Feb. 21 this year, was a brilliant day. In a cloudless sky, the sun shone... Read more

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Guest Columnist

By Sandra Forbes

Caring for Christ

Not too long ago, I was called upon to care for, serve, and suffer with Christ Himself. Read more

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Book Reviews

By Br. Benet S. Exton

Gone to Hell: true crimes of America’s clergy

Randall Radic. Toronto, Canada: ECW Press, 2009.  261 pages.  Paperback.  ISBN 978-1-55022897-7. $17.95. Read more

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From the Bishops

By Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi

Fathers

One evening, as I surfed the television channels, I came across one of those comedy series usually referred to as... Read more

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Book Reviews

By Br. Benet S. Exton

Elizabeth’s Spymaster: Francis Walsingham and the secret war that saved England

Robert Hutchinson. New York:  Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, August 2007. 399 pages ISBN 978-0-312-36822-7  $27.95Robert Hutchinson has a wonderful... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Michael O. Jackels

Bishop asks: How are you going to observe this time of fasting?

The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2010. How will we observe this time of almsgiving,... Read more

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Book Reviews

By Br. Benet S. Exton

Annulment: 100 Questions and Answers for Catholics

Peter Vere and Jacqui Rapp. Cincinnati, Ohio: Servant Books. December 2009. 117 pages.  Paperback.  ISBN 978-0-86716-873-0  $11.99 Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Jaime Soto

Rules for Lent

Another Lenten journey of further conversion will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Lent prepares the faithful to celebrate... Read more

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Guest Columnist

By Mary A. D. Petrino

Courage and Faith Stand United in Haiti

Commonly known as “Port-au-Prince Cathedral,” the stately Cathédrale Notre-Dame de L'Assomption (Our Lady of the Assumption) once stood at the... Read more

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Book Reviews

By Katherine Haas

Never have so many small essays made such a big difference

“Wisdom and the Well-Rounded Life: What is a University?” Milward, Peter. Golden, Colo; Fulcrum Publishing, 2006. ISBN: 978-1-555-91-651-0. $14.95 Ask anyone... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop László Bíró

Renewal in our values -restarting from Christ

Renewal in our values – restarting from Christ Read more

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Book Reviews

By Katherine Haas

New book chronicles life of Fr. Damien of Molokai through his companions’ eyes

“Father Damien… ‘A Bit of Taro, a Piece of Fish, and a Glass of Water.’” Law, Anwei Skinsnes. Seneca, NY:... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi

Haiti

Of all the images from Haiti portrayed in the media these past several days, the ones which have affected me... Read more

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Guest Columnist

By Mary Hasson

BUMP and the Fatal Flaw

Today, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a new web-based series,  “BUMP+,” serves the abortion issue up to the... Read more

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Movie Reviews

By CNA Staff

Vatican newspaper amused but disappointed with 'Sherlock Holmes'

Despite its good showing at the box office, Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” has failed to impress the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore... Read more

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Book Reviews

By Katherine Haas

'Fatherless’ more than just a Catholic novel

Gail, Brian J. Dayton, Ohio: One More Soul. 2008. ISBN 978-0-9669777-8-3. $14.95 In a literary world comprised of the works... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop William L. Higi

Prayer, Penance and Health Care Reform

Jan. 22 is the 37th anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decisions Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton. To... Read more