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Show the world the joy of faith, Pope Francis tells visitors...

VATICAN CITY -- Joy should be the hallmark of a Christian's life, a reflection of knowing that one is loved by God, saved by...

Fourth Sunday of Advent: God’s intentions are much better than our...

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 20, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Advent 1) 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29 2) Rom 16:25-27 Gospel: Lk 1:26-38 God's...

Advent Week 4: Gabriel’s words to Mary are a promise that...

"Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you." Never before have Gabriel's words struck me as they have this year. When Gabriel speaks these...

Advent Week 4: Seeing the Annunciation through the eyes of van...

Our Advent preparations culminate in a rich tapestry of biblical readings in this Fourth Week of Advent. The Gospels attune our hearts and minds...

You will make it through December, and you won’t be too...

By Brian T. Olszewski, editor The Catholic Virginian Diocese of Richmond During the early '80s, when I moonlighted as a disc jockey at a country music station...

Listen to what God is telling you through Advent tears

Do you ever find yourself, during this time of COVID-19, experiencing unexpected tears? We’ve all walked, on the news, through hospital corridors we never planned...

Pope Francis: There is no pandemic, there is no crisis that...

VATICAN CITY  -- No pandemic and no kind of crisis can extinguish the light of Christ, Pope Francis said. May people let his light into...

Advent Week 3: A mother shares her own joy of pregnancy...

Imagine the countless moments the Virgin Mary experienced during the months between the Annunciation and the Nativity -- that special, private time that she...

Advent Week 3: Find the joy where you can in this...

The 19th-century English poet Christina Rossetti had never heard of COVID-19, climate change or many of the woes that beset us in the bleak...

Second Sunday of Advent: God hasn’t stopped unfolding unexpected plans for...

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 6, 2020 Second Sunday of Advent 1) Is 40:1-5, 9-11 Psalm 85:9-14 2) 2 Pt 3:8-14 Gospel: Mk 1:1-8 God hasn't stopped unfolding unexpected plans for...

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