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Young patriot: Eagle Scout creates outdoor prayer space at church

Alex Gray has grown up with two strong connections in his life: being Catholic and being a Boy Scout. So when it came time...

Living out the call to holiness

In his newest apostolic exhortation, "Gaudete et Exsultate" ("Rejoice and Be Glad"), Pope Francis offers a road map for simple ways that everyday people...

Two U.S. Catholic sites hold vast collections of relics

The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics in Ohio is home to more than 1,153 relics, ranging from slivers of Christ's cross and...

How ‘divine mercy parishes’ celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday

Catholic News Service Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated the first Sunday after Easter, but for many parishes in the U.S. bearing the name Divine Mercy,...

Celebrating baptismal days each year affirms life of faith

Catholic News Service In a society known for celebrating just about anything -- July 1 is International Joke Day and there are two National Doughnut...

Devotions help Catholics find God in daily life

Catholic News Service             Weekly Mass offers a wonderful way to strengthen our spiritual lives by sharing the Eucharist with our Catholic brethren. The challenge is...

Getting more out of church

Catholic News Service   At some point in our lives, nearly all of us have been stuck in the wash-rinse-repeat cycle of Sunday Mass. We go...

Schedule God into busy summer family plans

Catholic News Service My family missed Mass a few weeks ago. It doesn't happen often, so my youngest looked genuinely confused when I told him...

Motherhood, a labor of love

Catholic News Service Few women are prepared for the life-changing experience that motherhood brings. Sure, they may discover new curves in old places after having...

It’s Friday during Lent. What’s for dinner?

Catholic News Service Few things are constant in our home except the nightly debate over dinner. If one kid likes spaghetti and meatballs, then two...

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