Living out the corporal works of mercy

Lent is a time of penance. That means we give up things or habits we are attached to so that we can make room for better Christian habits. So, an […]

Snow stuck: March for Life pilgrims perservere through blizzard

Pro-life advocates attending the March for Life in Washington D.C. on Jan. 22 were in for a cold surprise when a mammoth blizzard dumped nearly three feet of snow on […]

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China’s Population Crisis: An Evangelical Opportunity?

Unlike India, where Christian mission has long been impeded by a thick, culturally-transmitted religious system, there is no such impediment in 21st-century China. The only impediment to Christian mission in China is the state: the Chinese communist regime’s determination to control all aspects of social and cultural life.

Worthy of the Name: Vision document aims to revitalize Catholic schools

Catholic schools week is Jan. 31 – Feb 6, and in honor of the occasion, the Office of Catholic Schools is releasing a vision document highlighting what characteristics make a […]

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A Ukrainian Christmas-at-the-crossroads

  When Ukraine celebrated Christmas two weeks ago, there were ample reasons for pessimism about that long-suffering country’s future. The national parliament is often dysfunctional, even by Washington standards. Corruption […]

Q&A: Dr. Michael Barber talks Psalms

The Psalms and the book of Revelation are two of the most interesting books in the Bible; just ask Dr. Michael Barber, accomplished Biblical scholar and founding Chair of the […]

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Expect the unexpected

By Jenny Kraska Expecting the unexpected is usually the best course of action to take when approaching a new legislative session. While there are plenty of expected pieces of legislation […]

Francis de Sales, Lenten lessons and praying for journalists

Sometimes Lent can seem overwhelming. Everyday life is already time-consuming, so adding a bu nch of extra spiritual practices can seem doomed to fail. Luckily, Catholicism possesses a spiritual tradition […]

Fostering Catholic identity in Catholic schools

Living the Catholic Faith should be evident in all aspects of life, and especially so in the classroom, according to the organizer of the inaugural Catholic High School Formation Summit […]

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Dear Father: Please stop it.

In all the sixteen documents of the Second Vatican Council, is there any prescription more regularly violated than General Norm 22.3 of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy? Which, in […]

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Looking toward November 8

To redeploy a phrase from President Ford, our “long national nightmare” – in this case, the semi-permanent presidential campaign – will be over in eleven months, or at least suspended […]

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My vision: Form disciples in 2016

As the calendar year begins we celebrate two important feasts, the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God and the Epiphany. With the first celebration, we see in the person of […]