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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...

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...

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