Matthew Bunson

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The Holy Pairs of August

The month of August boasts several important days on the Church's Calendar, including the Transfiguration of Our Lord and the Assumption. It is also a month filled with feast days of some great saints, such as Dominic (August 8), Stephen, King of...

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Those New Uniforms for the Knights of Columbus

For anyone who attends most important diocesan events, the Knights of Columbus in full and colorful regalia are a common sight. Aside from doing genuinely remarkable work in charitable endeavors, the Knights are a prominent and visible fixture at...

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Catholic Convo: ‘A Living Invitation’ to Be Missionaries

Having placed the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and under the intercession of Mary, Mother of the New Evangelization on Day One, Day Two of the gathering in Orlando,...

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Convocation of Catholic Leaders: ‘A Ripe Moment’

More than 3,500 Catholics from across the United States arrived in Orlando, Florida, for the first day of the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America,” the first ever gathering of Catholic leaders who help guide the...

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U.S. Bishops Spring Meeting: Day Two

Day Two of the spring meeting of the U.S. bishops gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana, included several major votes on the celebration of the Sacraments, but the focus was squarely on religious liberty and persecution of Christians around the globe...

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U.S. Bishops Spring Meeting: Day One

The U.S. Bishops began their annual spring meeting on Wednesday, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and while it brought little fireworks such as can occur at their longer annual fall gathering, the day was not without poignancy and a powerful apology...

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“This President Stands With You”

The 13th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., witnessed for the first time a sitting Vice President speaking to the gathering of representatives of Catholic life and with it both a pledge from President Donald Trump and...

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What the New Leader of the Order of Malta Means for the Church

Soon after his resignation announcement in Feb. 2013, then-Pope Benedict XVI met with the members of the venerable and respected chivalric Sovereign Military Order of Malta and urged them to remain faithful to their traditions and their service...

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Spy Wednesday: Are We Spies for the Darkness?

Today is traditionally called “Spy Wednesday” because this is the day that Judas Iscariot betrayed our Lord to the Sanhedrin. Judas became a spy for the Enemy. He watched Jesus and the Disciples and waited for the moment to betray them all, and...

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Prelude to the Nuclear Option

On Monday, the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the newest Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court reached a key next step – the vote by the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance the nominee for a full vote of...