Ash Wednesday — a kick-start to holiness

When I was in college there was a group of students who didn’t always practice their faith, but when Ash Wednesday rolled around all decided to band together in giving up a few particular sins common among college students.

Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying that Catholics would understand and act on “the inseparable bond” between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela.
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Christmas: Not just for Christians in Lebanon [VIDEO]

In multicultural Lebanon, even Muslims appreciate the public Nativity scenes.
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Heavy burdens and Good Confession [VIDEO]

Burdened by past sins? Remove yourself from that heavy burden for good in the confessional, especially a 24-hour window March 4-5.

Profiles in Mission: Sara Mitchell

I’m part of the Office of Mission Advancement where I work with a team for the “Together Let Us Go Forth ~ Juntos Sigamos Adelante” Campaign which is a campaign for discipleship and evangelization in our diocese.

Threats to dignity, sanctity of life seen advancing at ‘breakneck speed’

The new president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center will use his global expertise and Catholic bioethics education to defend against what he termed life-degrading "science fictions" that are becoming reality.

Bishops to consider 10-point plan to acknowledge ‘episcopal commitments’

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops are set to vote on a 10-point statement, “Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments,” in which the bishops hope to regain “the trust of the people of God.”
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Panamanian prelate to World Youth Day pilgrims: Make the adults nervous

PANAMA CITY (CNS) — If there was a common denominator, aside from the Christian faith, that united most pilgrims heading to the opening Mass for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama, it was that each person, in his or her own way, faced a challenge back home.
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Merry Christmas [VIDEO]

Enjoy some Christmas messages from our Catholic places of learning plus one parish

Vatican cardinal talks about guidelines for priests who father children

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When the Vatican Congregation for Clergy developed guidelines a decade ago for handling cases of priests who father children, the first objective was to make it easier for those men to leave the priesthood to care for their children and be real dads, said the prefect of the congregation.