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The Woman of the Hour: The Role of Mary at the Wedding at Cana

Sunday, Jan. 20, is the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 96: 1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11. The Gospel this week, focusing on the Wedding at Cana, is important for many reasons: the...

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Letters 01.20.18

Family Film If the reviewer of Mary Poppins Returns in the recent edition of the Register (Dec. 14 online and page B3 last issue, Jan. 6), Steven D. Greydanus, had been given a balloon at the end of the film, as were the characters in the film,...

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TV Picks 01.20.19

SUNDAY, Jan. 20, midnight Vulnerable: The Euthanasia Deception EWTN This documentary uses first-person accounts to expose euthanasia’s horrors in Belgium and debunk the myths of compassion and safeguards. Re-airs 8pm Friday.   MONDAY, Jan....

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What Is Our Response to the Living Word of God?

Sunday, Jan. 27, is the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass Readings: Nehemiah 8:2-4A, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 or 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27; Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21. The living reality of the Word of God is presented to us...

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Former Athlete Found Strength in Her Paralysis — and Call to Join March for Life

When Katrina Gallic was entering high school, one of the things the future pro-life advocate was most excited about was being a sprinter for the track team. “The thrill of being able to run very quickly — I loved it when I was a kid. I thought...

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Orthodoxy at the Brink, With Constantinople and Moscow Divided Over Ukrainian Church

The birth of a new Orthodox Church in Ukraine has widened the divisions between the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople and the Russian Orthodox Church, pushing global Eastern Orthodoxy up to the brink of schism. The division over Ukraine...

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Why Won’t Archbishop McCarrick Publicly Admit His Guilt?

In recent weeks, we have heard many voices calling for former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to admit in public the truth of the deeds of which he is accused, to clarify the air from the inside, so to speak. This call brings up a number of...

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Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Religious Tests for Federal Officials

WASHINGTON — The Senate yesterday passed a resolution saying it would be “unconstitutional” to consider membership in the Knights of Columbus a disqualifying criteria for public office. The resolution passed by unanimous consent, meaning it went...

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Bishop Olmsted: ‘The Vocation to Family Life Is Beautiful and Noble’

On the feast of the Holy Family, Dec. 30, 2018, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix promulgated a new apostolic exhortation entitled “Complete My Joy.” Although addressed to the people of his diocese in honor of its 50th anniversary,...

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President Trump: Religious Liberty Is Innate to Every Human Person

WASHINGTON — Religious freedom is innate and must be protected, U.S. President Donald Trump said in his proclamation for Religious Freedom Day, which was observed Wednesday. “On Religious Freedom Day, we celebrate our nation’s long-standing...