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Cardinal DiNardo Hospitalized After ‘Mild Stroke’

HOUSTON — Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was hospitalized Friday after suffering a mild stroke. According to a March 16 statement from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, which has been led...

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Maltese Catholics Criticize Archbishop Scicluna’s Leadership on ‘LGBT’ Issues

VALETTA, Malta — A priest representing Pope Francis’ point man on sexual abuse in the Church, Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna, spoke approvingly of homosexuality as created by God and “part of his plan” to a talk show audience last...

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‘Son, Give Me Thy Heart’ — the Extraordinary Life of an Irish-Catholic Priest

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — In a simple stained-glass window standing directly over the high altar in Christendom College’s Christ the King Chapel, Jesus Christ points to his sacred heart. Beneath Christ’s feet lays an inscription: “Son, Give Me Thy...

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Patrick and Providence: Lessons From the ‘Apostle of Ireland’ on Trusting God

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. For many that means parades, green beer and a pot of corned beef and cabbage. (However, if you want an authentic Irish meal for March 17, try colcannon, coddle or shepherd’s pie.) With all of this, it is easy...

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How to Become Fully Awake Spiritually

Sunday, March 17, is the Second Sunday of Lent. Mass Readings: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; Psalm 27: 1, 7-9, 13-14; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 9:28-36. “Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep ...” This detail in Luke’s account of Jesus’...

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Polish Bishops’ Conference Releases ‘Tragic’ Report on Sexual Abuse

KRAKOW, Poland — Nearly 400 Polish priests were accused of sexual abuse of minors from 1990 until 2018, a study commissioned by the Episcopal Conference of Poland revealed Thursday. The study covered data collected from the more than 10,000...

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Vatican Diplomat Accused of Corruption and ‘Romantic’ Relationship While at U.N.

NEW YORK — An archbishop who served as the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations is accused of financial and professional misconduct, including the use of Vatican staff and influence to assist and support financially a woman with...

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Guide to Lent: Living the Penitential Season Well

Read the pdf guide here: Wishing you a blessed Lenten journey.

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Curtis Martin: Evangelize Like Jesus

MAKING MISSIONARY DISCIPLES  How to Live the Method Modeled by the Master By Curtis Martin  FOCUS, 2018 60 pages, $14.95 (hardcover) To order: https://shopfocus.org

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Abortion-Rights Advocates to Challenge Pro-Life Bills in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Legislature passed two pro-life bills this week and are expected to be signed by the governor. The bills, which would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected and for discriminatory reasons, are already...