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February is the Month Dedicated to the Holy Family

We easily remember that October is the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary, May the month dedicated to our Blessed Mother, June to the Sacred Heart. Monthly dedications don’t stop there. But for a number of recent years we have let slip such...

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How St. Blaise Saved a City and More Fascinating Facts About Him

On Feb. 3 many Catholics will be in church for the annual blessing of throats on St. Blaise’s feast day. We know we ask through this blessing to for bishop and martyr St. Blaise’s intercession, as the priest prays, "Through the intercession of...

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A Feast with Three Names is Here for a Triple Celebration

The feast we celebrate for centuries on Feb. 2 is known as the Presentation of the Lord, the Purification of Mary, and Candlemas. Today, the Church calls the feast the Presentation of Our Lord. Until 1969, in the West it was called the...

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Bishop Barron: Where the Church Can Play a Role in Today’s Social Media

Ten years ago, less than half of all Americans used any kind of social media in their lives. Now social media platforms are deeply integrated in today’s society, with the vast majority of Americans using at least one social media site, including...

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17 Things Jesus Revealed to St. Faustina About Divine Mercy

As a person, as a country, as a world, do we not need God’s mercy more and more in these times? For the sake of our souls, can we afford not to listen to what Jesus told us through St. Faustina about his mercy and what our response to is should...

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How One Mother’s and Family’s Decision for Life Affected Many Lives

On July 13, 2015, Christina Frye was 15 weeks pregnant when she returned a phone call left for her from her Ob/Gyn’s office. Christina had taken a prenatal screening test that checks for chromosomal abnormalities in the baby. “My doctor told me...

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2020 March for Life Events and Activities for Catholics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than one hundred thousand people are expected to descend on Washington, D.C. for the March for Life, and many of them will be pro-life Catholics. Here is a list of events for Catholics who want to round out their...

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The Methodists May Soon Split Up — Will Some Become Catholic?

Ten years ago, Benedict XVI issued a new decree that would create three new Catholic dioceses with English Christian patrimony called personal ordinariates and they would also receive Anglican, Methodist, Episcopal and AME congregations,...

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The Perfect Start for the New Year Means Celebrating with Mary

Jan. 1 is much more than just New Year’s Day. New Year's Day is the octave day of Christmas on which the Church universal celebrates the Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God. The celebration was added in 1969 during the liturgical calendar’s...

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Fatima’s Sr. Lucia and John Paul II: Why Every Family Should Be a Holy Family

Holy Family Sunday, the last Sunday of the year, honors Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the holiest family that ever was or will be. It’s the perfect time to start strengthening every family by imitating them. The Fatima seers knew it. At Fatima 100...