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Mike Nelson, Catholic News Service


Embrace sacrifice — but do not forget service and surrender

Catholic News Service Lent and Easter had come and gone, but the Christian call to sacrifice was very much on Pope Francis' mind when he...

Ash Wednesday: A point of re-entry?

Catholic News Service  Unlike Christmas, Easter and every Sunday of the year, Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation. Maybe that's part of...

Anointing with holy oil: Consecration and promise, from Moses to Jesus

Catholic News Service In the Catholic tradition, to be confirmed is to be chosen -- chosen by God to be a sign of God's presence...