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Your mission in real life

Think there's too much standing in the way between you and mission work? Think again! "There's probably a program for everyone," said Katie Mulembe, director...

Your engagement: Go for grace, not perfection

For Catholic couples, the engagement period is about much more than the myriad details of planning a wedding. Beyond the guest list, dress and...

Friendship under fire: The faith factor

"Without friendship and support, we don't survive," said popular Relevant Radio talk show host Joe Sikorra. "Studies and research show that, without support, men...

Happily humble: Virtue in a competitive world

Catholic News Service To me, two of the most striking and humbling passages in the Bible are from Mark 14:53-65 and Mark 15:1-5, where Jesus...

This Lent: A different kind of sacrifice

Catholic News Service If doing the same thing this Lent as in Lents past seems a bit hollow to you, two Catholics' experiences with doing...

Don’t worry, be reconciled!

Catholic News Service For many baby boomers and other Catholics, the childhood experience of reconciliation was "old school" -- a daunting, opaque confession of transgressions...

Who’s really in control?

Catholic News Service Nations against nations. Rulers abusing their power. Fear, uncertainty, even despair taking hold in fragile hearts because of threats to safety abroad...

Joy from the inside out

Catholic News Service The crunch is upon us! Christmas is near, and there is too little time, too much to do and still more to...

Domestic abuse: A parish response

Catholic News Service As places of faith, compassion and respect for life, parishes are in a unique position to raise awareness about domestic abuse and...

Healing a heart

Catholic News Service Cheryl Wunsch was a new mother and a recently baptized Catholic when she received the awful news that sent her on a...

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