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Series on the Mass: Not a spectator event

Part 1a of a continuing series by Catholic News Service The action on the field during a particularly exciting football game often locks spectators in...

Emmanuel: The name sums up the Christmas message

We know what kind of person the infant Jesus born on the first Christmas would be in adult life: someone known for drawing near...

A canonization’s focus on legacy and holiness

The gunman who fired the shot in El Salvador March 24, 1980, that killed San Salvador's revered Archbishop Oscar Romero while he celebrated Mass...

Keeping the poor in clear view

Lazarus, a destitute man, is a central character in one of Jesus' best-known parables (Lk 16:19-31). The poor man's name reveals a great deal...

Christ’s real presence as a traveling companion

There are occasions in the mad rush of life when responsible, caring people go considerably out of their way to make themselves present to...

Teachable Moment: The essentials of patriotism

We know instinctively from quite a young age how patriotism feels and why it matters, don't we? Patriotism combines affection for our homeland with...

Called to holiness: Taking the Incarnation seriously

Christ's incarnation troubles some Christians. It almost always did. Today, as in past centuries, some find it difficult to accept the Incarnation fully. They doubt,...

The logic of sports and life

Sports and spiritual life resemble each other in notable ways that caught St. Paul's attention in his First Letter to the Corinthians (9:24-27). In the...

Have a heart! The promise of Pentecost

"The sound of the word 'heartless'" is nothing less than "horrible," in Benedictine Father Benoit Standaert's view. There is a striking difference between living "with...

Stories of Palm Sunday

Catholic News Service The Palm Sunday cry of Christians, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord," was heard many centuries ago...

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