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The church and the political process: ‘Involved but not partisan’

Catholic News Service More than a few Catholic voters in the United States would be delighted if their pope, their bishop, their pastor or someone...

‘If I can only I can touch his cloak …’

Catholic News Service There are those in our church (me, for instance) to whom venerating any sort of object — a painting, a statue and...

Love made fruitful: Welcoming the gift of children

Catholic News Service What is a gift? In our contemporary world, a gift is something to be unwrapped, looked upon, acknowledged and then it can be...

Is it time to revisit the just-war doctrine?

Catholic News Service How do we defend ourselves and our nations from attacks? When is it OK to fight back, if ever? These have been...

Bearing wrongs patiently: Start with the cross

Catholic News Service Ever been wronged before? By a family member? A colleague? The government? Your favorite baseball team? What did you do? Or throw? Who...

Determining what Marian apparitions are ‘worthy of belief’

Catholic News Service A recent case involving alleged Marian apparitions in the Philippines, which the Vatican effectively denied as “supernatural,” after a local archbishop had...

Living a life of virtue

Catholic News Service Marcus Tullius Cicero, one of the great Roman statesmen and philosophers, is credited with first declaring, “Virtue is its own reward.” Who and...

Forgiving offenses: Checked your mirror lately?

Catholic News Service There is a little ritual I try to follow each time I think I can’t forgive someone for having offended me. I simply...

Holy & sacred: Marriage and family

It probably shouldn’t be necessary to have pastoral letters or papal encyclicals or apostolic exhortations to tell us what we should already know: that...

Sorrow and shock pervade San Bernardino diocese after 14 killed in...

Catholic News Service OXNARD, Calif. — Arriving in the late morning Dec. 2 at the San Bernardino diocesan pastoral center for his job in the...

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