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Monthly Archives: October, 2021

Make Halloween Catholic again 

“Trick or treat!” For Americans and many others around the world, these three words have become synonymous with the celebration of Halloween. And what’s not...

All Saints’ Day not a Holy Day of Obligation in 2021, but go to Mass anyways!

This year, the solemnity of All Saint’s on November 1 will not be a holy day of obligation. Faithful in the United States are...

Ars Moriendi: The art of dying

We are born to die. This inevitable fact could lead to fatalism, although, more often, we simply fall into denial. We avoid thinking about...

A Shanksville meditation

The most moving feature of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, are the pictures of the 40 brave men and women who...

Four reasons to believe in the Real Presence

“Wait, what?!” I exclaimed, interrupting my youth minister midsentence, “I don’t get it. Jesus is in there?” The poor girl merely suggested I go pray with Jesus...

FORMED Denver: A match made for Mission

By Susan W. Murray Special to the Denver Catholic In the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, 430 parishioners from St. Thomas More Church in...

Jesus may not ‘need’ our adoration, but he asked for it

By Elizabeth Scalia Editor-at-Large for Word On Fire A recent conversation with a friend I know to be a faithful Catholic left me feeling disturbed. This fellow...

Honesty and closeness unlock the communion debate

Jesus was known for speaking directly and remaining close to sinners. He told the adulterous woman, “Go, and from now on do not sin...

Archbishop Aquila condemns anti-religious and hateful vandalism in northern Colorado; prays for healing and God’s love to be known

In the last two months, three Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Denver have been targeted with extensive vandalism and property destruction that included...

Pope Francis, ‘estranged’ Catholics, and holy communion

Certain Catholic media platforms that often function as de facto extensions of Jen Psaki’s White House Press Office have continually urged the U.S. bishops...
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