Kathy Schiffer

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The YOUCAT Bible Helps Young People to Learn, Study and Pray

“You should read the Bible every day,” you say to your teen-aged nephew; and to make it easy for him to study the Scriptures, you follow up with a personal copy of the New American Standard Bible – gift-wrapped with love, tied with a bow,...

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Supreme Court Rules 7-2: Yes, Christians Are Citizens Too

This just in: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on June 26 that the government should support a Christian school that wants to make its playground safer for children. In a 7-2 ruling on the last day of the 2016-17 session, the Court said that the...

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Where Did Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Come From?

This year on June 23, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. But where did that tradition originate? Devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has its origins in the eleventh century, when pious Christians...

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Purgatory and Presumption: Don't Forget to Pray for Those Who Have Gone Before

The first months of 2017 have been full of celebrity passings: Roger Moore, star of seven “James Bond” films, died in Switzerland on May 23 at the age of 89, following a brief battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by Hollywood icon...

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I Don't Want Your Good Juju

There's a trend that I've seen lately on social media, especially among the younger generation. When someone is (a) feeling sick or (b) going for a job interview or (c) facing a final exam, someone – either that person or a friend – will post a...

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In St. Louis, Freedom of Speech for Some, But Not for All

A home for pregnant women, a group of Catholic grade schools, and a for-profit holding company and its owner have come together to sue the city of St. Louis for violating their constitutional rights to freedom of religion and speech, among other...

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Who Killed Sister Cathy? New Netflix Series Alleges Church Cover-Up

A seven-part Netflix docu-series scheduled to air beginning Friday, May 19 will focus on priestly sexual abuse of high school students in Baltimore in the 1960s, and the subsequent murder of a 26-year-old nun who may have discovered the...

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Miracle Paves the Way to Beatification for Ven. Solanus Casey

There was a palpable joy at the Solanus Casey Center on Detroit's east side on Thursday, May 4, when Archbishop Allen Vigneron addressed a crowd of journalists and the public. The archbishop reiterated Pope Francis' announcement from Rome earlier...

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Devastated Texas Church Continues to Recover from Tornado

It started out an ordinary Saturday night at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas. About 45 people were gathered in the church hall to honor their recent graduates. But then the storm hit. The forecast had...

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Jesus Christ Will Never Allow His Church to Ordain Women to the Priesthood

Imitation, said Irish dramatist and poet Oscar Wilde, is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness. And last week Abigail Eltzroth, 64, imitated a Catholic priest at Asheville's Jubilee Community Church, by attempting...