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‘The Joy of Love’ and family policy

‘The Joy of Love’ and family policy

| Jonathan Liedl | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

In his recently released exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis affirms the family as the foundational unit of society, the place where children are nurtured and formed in love and where spouses grow in self-giving. “The welfare of the family,” the Holy Father says, “is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church.”

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Finding a bold friend in St. Catherine of Siena

Finding a bold friend in St. Catherine of Siena

| Alyssa Bormes | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

With her April 29 feast day right around the corner, it seems like a good idea to talk about a friend.

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How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. There is a teacher at my Catholic school who just died. He was so young, and all of us students loved him so much. We all miss him so much. I am beginning to doubt my faith in all of this.

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Retirees put expertise into service with Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Retirees put expertise into service with Ignatian Volunteer Corps

| Sam Patet | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

After graduating with a degree in civil engineering in 1966, Tom Foley didn’t want to dive into the corporate world right away. Instead, he wanted to give of himself to those most in need.

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After teen pregnancy, family unites in pro-life advocacy

After teen pregnancy, family unites in pro-life advocacy

| Jessica Weinberger | April 26, 2016 | 6 Comments

Family gears up for Abria’s May 7 walk/run

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Comfort the sorrowful

Comfort the sorrowful

| Father Michael Van Sloun | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The fourth spiritual work of mercy is to comfort the sorrowful. It is also known as to comfort the afflicted. Sorrow is mental suffering when there is grief, sadness or mourning. It is deepest and most painful at the death of a loved one.

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Letter: Grateful for Mother Angelica

Letter: Grateful for Mother Angelica

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

In reference to your March 31 article (“Mother Angelica, EWTN founder, dies Easter Sunday at age 92”), may a faithful viewer relate a personal story of gratitude?

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Digital Edition: April 14, 2016

Digital Edition: April 14, 2016

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Love letter to families, Amoris Laetitia, Open Window Theatre, Surprised by joy, Sisters in art, Possible parish lawsuits, Pro-life legal challenges, The Church and Cuba

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Starting at the beginning

Starting at the beginning

| Alyssa Bormes | April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

It used to be that I only had seven siblings, but then my widowed mother married a widower, and nine more siblings became a part of it. Brenda is Jim’s oldest, and I am Karol’s youngest. We had only met two times when we decided to walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, which is a 500-mile trek across northern Spain, ending at the resting place of St. James the Greater’s relics. We will be leaving this summer.

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Home Missions strengthen Church in United States

Home Missions strengthen Church in United States

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since the early 20th century, Catholics in the United States have generously sent and supported missionaries all over the world. These efforts made it possible for God’s word to be seen and heard. This support allowed the sacraments to be celebrated in some of the most remote places on earth. The faith was handed on to new generations of seekers. We have played a vital role in training future leaders of the Church in mission areas.

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Reading, conversation, prayer inspire reflection on mercy

Reading, conversation, prayer inspire reflection on mercy

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | April 14, 2016

I have found my own attention to the word “mercy” heightened in the prayers of the Mass, in the daily psalms and in the Office of Readings. On Divine Mercy Sunday, following Mass, I wrote the following reflection:

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