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Lectio Divina for Advent and the Blessings of a Holy Hour

Click here for our second set of Advent guides, updated with new themes this year.   Advent blessings!

The Divine in Time: Christ Is Coming

Sunday, Dec. 9, is the Second Sunday of Advent. Mass Readings: Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 126: 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6; Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11; Luke 3:1-6. The Greeks had two words for time: chronos and kairos. Chronos referred to time that is sequential, the...

Last-Minute Christmas Gift Guide 2018

The remaining days of Advent are few. The celebration of Jesus’ birthday is almost here! The Register offers more Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. We hope that these gift ideas will ease your shopping schedule and allow ample time to...

Why the Immaculate Conception Is Biblical

Take a moment and imagine the quiet life of one young Jewish woman who from all outward appearances seems to be rather ordinary. She is a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, and she is probably in her early teen years. She lives in a small,...

A Cracking Good Time and Christmas Cheer: Celebrating the Reason for the Season

A life-size traditional nutcracker kneels by a manger to pay reverence to the newborn Christ Child. Unusual? Yes, but not in Ohio. “Adoring Nutcracker” is part of the display of 170 nutcrackers at the annual Steubenville Nutcracker Village &...

Author’s Quest to Make the Holy Veil of Manoppello Better Known

Renowned journalist, historian and best-selling author Paul Badde has released The Holy Veil of Manoppello: The Holy Face of God (Sophia Institute Press), his latest update on the veil that covered Jesus’ face while he was in the tomb. Badde’s...

Pope: The Algerian Martyrs Shed Their Blood for Christ

VATICAN CITY — Ahead of the beatification Saturday of Bishop Pierre Claverie and his 18 companions, who were martyred in Algeria between 1994 and 1996, Pope Francis said martyrs have a special place in the Church. “The Church has always paid...

Advent ‘Mercy Friday’: Pope Visits the Sick at Health Centers

ROME — Continuing his “Mercy Friday” initiative, Pope Francis visited two live-in health centers in the far southern suburbs of Rome today, where he spoke with residents and gave a 22-pound Christmas cake. Around 3:30pm, the Pope left the...

A Marian Motto for the Immaculate Conception

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is often the subject of confusion. Some people seem to think that the “conception” referred to is Jesus. But the Church celebrates the conception of Jesus March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation,...

TV Picks 12.09.18

SUNDAY, Dec. 9, noon, live Solemn Mass and Veneration of the Incorrupt Heart of St. John Vianney EWTN From the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, U.S. apostolic nuncio, will be the...