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Catechetical Corner: Lives of the levitators

    Church history includes the stories of many saints who could fly   The year was 1967, and actress Sally Field, who would go on to be...

This Mass is offered for … ?

    Just how many people are being remembered during each Mass? Singer Barry Manilow, in 1976, wrote a song titled “This One’s for You.” It was...

Commentary: Counting the days until Easter

    There are 40 days of Lent but not 40 days after Ash Wednesday to Easter   Life has many imponderables, those things in life that cause...

It’s Christmas, but not just Christmas!

    For all those who have a birthday within a week of Christmas, I am sure you will appreciate the fine Christmas whine I am...

Here comes the pope: Francis will be the fourth pope in...

In comic books, there are “crossover” stories. In such stories, a characte from one comic book “crosses over” into another character’s story. So, for...

Tintinnabulation in church

Why the bells are ringing (if it’s customary) during Mass at your parish   In 1979, disco singer Anita Ward made all of America aware that...

Lent is a season for conversion

It’s time to decide to ‘turn your heart around’ in imitation of the saints   Lent is here and it is during this season that, in...

Why Christmas is Dec. 25 this year

    The early church didn’t pick the date to replace a Roman pagan holiday   By promulgation of an urban legend, many people in the 1980s believed...

A whole lotta Luke: Evangelist was not only a Gospel author,...

In the 1970s, Luke Skywalker came onto the screen for the first time in the epic science fiction film, “Star Wars.” Battling bad guys...

The church sings ‘Along comes Mary’

  “And then along comes Mary, and does she want to set them free, and let them see reality.” In 1966, these words were sung...

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