Kathy Schiffer

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New Book Chronicles the Proud History of the Knights of Columbus

I was excited when Andrew and Maureen Walther's new book The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History arrived in my mailbox. I mean, I remember growing up with the Knights – hanging around the K of C Hall and learning to play pool, while my...

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Baby Mary Sisters Safeguard a Precious Statue

Just a block or so from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, there live an order of nuns affectionately known as the “Baby Mary Sisters.” The actual name of their religious order is the Sisters of Charity or, more commonly, the Sisters of Maria...

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So That All May Believe: The ‘Miracle of the Sun’

It was raining at the Cova da Iria on Oct. 13, 1917 – raining so much, in fact, that the crowds gathered there, their clothing drenched and dripping, slipped in the puddles and along the trails of mud. Those who had umbrellas opened them against...

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For Mothers Everywhere: Scrubbing Toilets and the Challenger Disaster

On Jan. 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, disintegrating over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of central Florida. All seven of its crew were killed, including the “Teacher in Space,” Christa...

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New Film About Father Peyton Encourages Family Rosary

“He truly believed that prayer was the answer to all the world’s problems.” Father David Guffey is talking about his friend and fellow Holy Cross priest Father Patrick Peyton. “Not just individual prayer,” Father Guffey continued, “but prayer...

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Faith Goes Online Amid Pandemic Shutdown

The frustration for Catholics during the coronavirus crisis is not unlike that in the rest of society: We can’t travel. We can't go to the movies, or go shopping, or get together with our neighbors for a friendly game of cards. We can’t gather in...

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A Happy Ending for Urban VIII’s Pregnant Niece

If you’ve ever been to St. Peter’s Basilica (or even if you haven’t), you no doubt are familiar with the baldacchino — that great canopy that towers over the altar, with its twisted bronze columns stretching nearly 70 feet into the air. In all,...

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Bill Murray’s Sister Portrays St. Catherine of Siena on Stage

There must have been a great deal of boisterous laughter and a bunch of corny jokes in Nancy Murray’s home when she was a child. Four of Nancy’s brothers demonstrated comedic talent that eventually earned them careers in show business: Brian (now...

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Hunkering Down With Jesus

So you’re grounded! Any normal weekday, you’d be on the road — heading to the office, stopping at the grocer for some cheese and corned beef and coffee and a loaf of bread, picking up the kids after school or sports. Maybe, after the table was...

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On Holy Thursday, We Remember Jesus’ Gift of Himself in the Eucharist

Brothers and sisters: I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in...