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Look it up: Honor your father, mother and your grandparents

It is widely recognized that the Ten Commandments are organized into two groups: The First through the Third Commandments can be broadly categorized as...

Our elders root us in our Catholic faith

Catholic News Service I got rid of one of my grandmother’s old lamps last week. After years of use it had become more shabby than...

Living Our Faith: ‘The time of grandparents’

Catholic News Service “A plant without roots does not grow.” Pope Francis was thinking of grandparents when he made that statement recently in Tbilisi, capital...

Look It Up — A light shines in the darkness

Catholic News Service The first reading for midnight Mass on Christmas Eve (Isaiah 9:1-6) is one of the prophet Isaiah’s most beautiful and consoling. “The people...

Living Our Faith — How the Christmas story points beyond itself

Catholic News Service The Christmas story is vibrant and fast-moving, replete with vivid images of angels celebrating an infant's birth and shepherds going “in haste”...

Look It Up: Prepare ye the way

Catholic News Service Advent is a time of anticipation, for someone even bigger than Santa Claus is coming to town. The human race has been waiting...

Start a family tradition this Advent

Catholic News Service In an age where we can get just about everything we desire in an instant, Advent is wonderfully old-school. It’s four weeks of...

The ‘Joy of Love’ is an affirmation worth the read

Catholic News Service It probably shouldn’t be necessary to have pastoral letters or papal encyclicals or apostolic exhortations (or any other official church document) to...

Families aren’t a problem, they’re an opportunity, pope writes

Catholic News Service “No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed; families need constantly to grow and mature in the ability to love,” Pope Francis...

Living Our Faith — ‘The Joy of Love’ — Following Pope...

Why would couples and families spend time with “The Joy of Love”? One reason is that it shares countless points of concrete, practical advice...

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