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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...

The charity and love at Lent's heart

Catholic News Service The sound of cymbals can add amazingly to the music of an orchestra or band. But a concert only of cymbals is...

Bringing hope back to life in Lent

Catholic News Service "The one who has hope lives differently; the one who hopes has been granted the gift of a new life." Those words appear...

Sacrament of the sick: Amazing grace

Catholic News Service Sickness can be nothing less than dumbfounding. Perhaps without warning it strikes a friend or relative, someone who last month appeared entirely...

Why baptism is no mere formality

Catholic News Service Baptism is no mere "formality" in Christian life. "It is an act that touches the depths of our existence," Pope Francis remarked...

The angels’ song for the Prince of Peace

Catholic News Service Did you ever hear a sound in the night that startled you from sleep, an unsettling sound that left you wide awake...

How St. Joseph is an Advent model

Catholic News Service "Let us see your face." The whole church repeats this five-word, heartfelt plea to God four times during Masses on Advent's first...

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