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Holy Thursday: the Eucharist and service

Holy Thursday: the Eucharist and service

| Father Michael Van Sloun | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Eucharist is at the forefront of Holy Thursday. The Easter triduum begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. The liturgy commemorates the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus, the faithful receive the Eucharist during the Communion Rite, the Eucharist is carried in procession at the end of Mass as it is transferred, and the night concludes with eucharistic adoration.

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Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

| April 16, 2019 | 9 Comments

Here are the Church regulations for fasting and abstinence during Lent:

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Lessons from women of the New Testament

Lessons from women of the New Testament

| Jessica Weinberger | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Catholic author and columnist Liz Kelly visited the Holy Land in 2013, she marveled at the convergence of faith and history unfolding in front of her. Praying over the Gospels through St. Ignatius of Loyola’s spiritual exercises, specific biblical figures began appearing in her prayers: Mother Mary. Elizabeth. Mary of Magdalene. Anna.

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Hope from the ashes: President, archbishop vow to rebuild Notre Dame

Hope from the ashes: President, archbishop vow to rebuild Notre Dame

| Cindy Wooden | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of France and the archbishop of Paris have vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after a devastating fire, continuing what a professor of architecture described as the natural lifecycle of a historic building.

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Digital apostle: Pope cites tech whiz as role model for young people

Digital apostle: Pope cites tech whiz as role model for young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

In his recent apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis told young men and women that they did not need to look far for role models who avoided the traps of “self-absorption, isolation and empty pleasure” that abound in the digital age.

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Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

| Carol Glatz | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote an article outlining his thoughts about what must be done now.

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Do I always have to obey my conscience?

Do I always have to obey my conscience?

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. I have heard that people are obliged to follow their consciences, even if it goes against the Bible or the Church’s teaching. Is this true?

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Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

| Christina Capecchi | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis talks about evangelization, his poster child may well be an immigrant in North Dakota.

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Raising up an army for God: SJV college seminary marks 50th anniversary

Raising up an army for God: SJV college seminary marks 50th anniversary

| Christina Capecchi | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reflecting on St. John Vianney College Seminary’s 50th anniversary

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USCCB pro-life chair says ‘our nation is better’ than to allow infanticide

USCCB pro-life chair says ‘our nation is better’ than to allow infanticide

| Jacob Comello | April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, spoke to the crowd of journalists and activists gathered before her: “I came to Congress to be a voice for the voiceless and … with the Born-Alive Act … today we will finally start the process of bringing this vote to the floor.”

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This is our night for telling stories

This is our night for telling stories

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The priest moved slowly through the shivering crowd, huddled around a roaring fire on the steps of the church, bracing ourselves against the biting wind.

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Leading With Faith nomination deadline extended

Leading With Faith nomination deadline extended

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

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