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Is Vacation Bible School worthwhile?

Summer usually brings with it a certain slowdown. This is no different for school and parish life. School is out, religious education classes and...

Why do Catholics venerate relics?

The veneration of relics is a fundamentally biblical practice; it is not some sort of innovation in the centuries after Christ. On the contrary,...

Holy friendship: ‘A remnant of paradise’

From the first moments of creation, God declared that "it is not good for the man to be alone" (Gn 2:18). Human beings long...

Jesus' journey to Jerusalem

Catholic News Service In many ways, the Gospel of Mark is quite mysterious. Even a superficial reading often leads to many questions. A deeper reading...

The Magi’s journey and ours

Catholic News Service The visit of the Magi to the newborn Jesus is commemorated as the feast of the Epiphany. This places the emphasis on...

What does Scripture reveal about heaven?

Catholic News Service In the great creeds of the Catholic faith, we profess our belief in the "life of the world to come" and "life...

The prophets as communicators of God’s word

Catholic News Service Before the incarnation of Christ, the Word of God made flesh, God's word was communicated to his people through the prophets. As...

Two experiences of fatherhood

Catholic News Service Fatherhood is a divine gift that too often goes unrecognized and unremarked upon. It is a vocation of love and a complete...

Food in Scripture: A sign of God's love and steadfastness

  Catholic News Service   Since the beginning of creation, humanity's relationship with food has been inseparable from its relationship with God. In the Garden of Eden,...

Parish programs foster environmental stewardship

Catholic News Service   In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. When he created man, he gave him dominion over the earth (Gn...

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