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Family holiday celebrations should not include unreasonable expectations: Maureen Pratt

As family members gather for the upcoming holidays, there might be more than sugarplums dancing in their heads. Some, perhaps many, might be inwardly...

Faith-based programs help us through grieving process

No two people grieve in the same way, but there is common ground when it comes to the aftermath of the loss of a...

Making technology work for faith communities

As today's technology increasingly connects us to news, information, entertainment and, most especially, other people, more Catholic parishes are discovering the benefits of using...

Easter brings hope at the tomb in our lives

The family reunion was wonderful -- reconnecting with beloved relatives and meeting new ones, too. I settled into my airplane aisle seat to return...

Series on the Mass: Beyond a handshake — The profound nature...

"I don't like peas!" The child's voice cut through the church and stirred up ripples of laughter at an otherwise solemn moment at Mass. Parents,...

New Year’s bucket list might do better to include service to...

Standing for 12-plus hours in the cold and driving rain to experience a less-than-one-minute moment isn’t exactly my idea of a good time, but...

Series on the Mass: Parishioners prepare for Sunday worship

Part 1b of a continuing series by Catholic News Service With so much of our lives concentrated on work, personal and family responsibilities, and the...

Christmas: Take heart! God is with us!

Perhaps it's the compressed calendar, or the external decor that grabs our attention with "Celebrate the season!" Or, maybe it's the emphasis on reunions...

Jesuit aims to stem decline of faith with launch of catechetical...

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jesuit Father Robert J. Spitzer, former president of Gonzaga University, launched a cutting-edge catechetical website to confront the rising tide of...

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...

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