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We may need to ‘weep at the tomb’ before we understand...

If Lent is a time for reflection, service and sacrifice, and drawing closer to God, Easter follows with a stunningly wonderful message of joy...

Gifts of the Spirit: Fortitude provides us with never-ending perseverance

When wondering how we will get through a crisis, when we are faced with decisions that challenge our beliefs, when heaven seems far away,...

The gifts of the Epiphany: What would we bring Jesus?

If you were one of the three kings, what would you pack in your coffer to give to the baby Jesus? The question might sound...

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...

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