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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...

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...

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