Kathy Schiffer

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Christmas Ideas: 5 Great Books About Saints Who Inspire

It's just so easy to fall into a rut. Sure, you go to church on Sunday; you try to love your neighbor; you keep the Commandments. And yet, you stop short of really embracing your Catholic faith, settling instead for a ho-hum kind of spirituality...

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Little Sisters of the Poor Lose, Then Win, at Costco and in Court

The Little Sisters of the Poor just can't catch a break. First, the HHS Mandate lawsuits (which they won, by the way). And this week, the Little Sisters of the Poor in Baltimore, who run a hospice called St. Martin's Home, were robbed of...

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Christmas Ideas: 9 Great Books for Catholic Kids

If you occasionally review Catholic books and films, as I do, publishers gradually find out – and your mailbox fills each week with excellent titles, books that touch your heart and books that deepen your faith. And if you're like me, you...

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Dominican Sisters of Mary to Sing at National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist will bring Christmas joy to the nation's capital on Nov. 28. The Sisters have accepted an invitation to sing at the 96th annual White House National Christmas Tree Lighting, sponsored by the...

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Legatus Suspends Nearly $1 Million in Donations to the Holy See

Nearly $1 million in funds which had been earmarked for the Holy See will now be withheld, following the Vatican's action to delay the U.S. Bishops' vote on a plan to end the sexual abuse crisis in the Church. Legatus, the international...

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Laity Step In, Call Bishops to Repentance and Reform

“Good!” exclaimed Dr. Janet E. Smith, when she learned that the U.S. Bishops gathered in Baltimore – in obedience to a last-minute request from the Vatican – would postpone their vote on their plan to address the sexual abuse crisis in the...

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Some Pro-Life Bright Spots in the 2018 Midterm Elections

The 2018 midterm election results are coming in, and I am happy/sad. I'm sad because in Michigan, the noble John James lost his long-shot bid to wrestle a Senate seat from liberal Debbie Stabenow. I'm sad, too, because voters in Oregon voted to...

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How One Diocese is Carrying the Gospel to the Streets

The streets of Lansing, Michigan, were filled with prayer and song on Sept. 22, as five thousand Catholics joined in a Eucharistic procession organized by the Diocese of Lansing. For four and a half miles, the faithful accompanied Christ, present...

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Who's Going to Watch “Gosnell?”

I'm worried about this: Just who is going to show up in theaters this week for the opening of “Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer”? Will abortion advocates shell out 10 bucks to permit Hollywood to challenge their hard-core...

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Where is the Archangel Raphael in the Bible?

On Sept. 29, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the three Archangels who have been venerated throughout the history of the Church: Michael (his name is taken from the Hebrew “Who Is Like God?”), who defends the friends of God...