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The Power of Family Faith Formation

When most parents think back on their last religious-education class, they’re looking back a couple of decades. But for dozens of parents at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and St. Leo parishes in Rochester, New Hampshire, their most recent...

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A Family Guide to Raising Kids Who Love Jesus and Culture of Life

As Father Kevin Peek, prison and Army chaplain for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, remembers, supper time growing up was quite the supernatural experience. “My parents, Joseph and Mary, took the Catholic faith very seriously and integrated it deeply...

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Home Video Picks & Passes 03.19.17

Doctor Strange (2016) — PICK Moana (2016) — PASS   New on Blu-ray, Doctor Strange — last year’s best blockbuster spectacle — was directed by Christian filmmaker Scott Derrickson, and amid mind-blowing visuals is a moral and even a spiritual...

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Letters 03.19.17

Mutual Respect In his excellent article on the Christmas Truce of 1914 on the Western Front in World War I (In Depth, Dec. 25-Jan. 7 issue), in describing the cessation of fighting between the British and the Germans, Thomas J. Craughwell...

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Mother’s Day

Not a day goes by that I do not call to mind Mother Angelica, my mentor and friend, who departed this life last year on March 27. It seems that just yesterday she was offering words of wisdom, in her inimitable way, on this or that particular...

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What We Say When We Pray

IT IS RIGHT AND JUST Responses of the Roman Missal By John M. Cunningham, O.P. Newman House Press, 2015 40 pages, $10 To order: amazon.com   A key principle of liturgical theology is lex orandi, lex credendi. It reminds us that what we...

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TV Picks 03.19.17

Editor’s Note: In memoriam re-run programming to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mother Angelica’s passing has been added to the online version of the March 19 issue “TV Picks.”    FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS Children’s Cartoons EWTN At...

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From Awe in Rome to Staying With Our Lady in Dublin

The Church of Sant’Andrea della Valle, a 16th-century, Baroque-style church dedicated to St. Andrew the Apostle, stands on the Corso Vittorio Emmanuele in Rome. In the late 1500s, the Duchess of Amalfi, Donna Costanza Piccolomini d’Aragona, gave...

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Become Who You Are in Christ

Sunday, March 26, is the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year A). Mass Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Psalm 23:1-6; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 I tell my students in class how influential Pope John Paul II’s visit to Denver...

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The US Declaration of Genocide: One Year Later

AMMAN, Jordan — One year ago, the U.S. government declared Christians in Iraq and Syria — along with Yazidis and other religious groups — were victims of an ongoing genocide perpetrated by the Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS)....