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Throughout the history of the Church, the saints have spoken some very valuable pearls of wisdom. But there's one quotable quote I wish wasn't misquoted (and misattributed) so often. I'll bet that within ...



Ted's inside-the-park homerDick Flavin

As we dive into the 2021 baseball season with high hopes and unknown expectations, it is worthwhile to take note of what happened 75 years ago, for this is the anniversary of one of the best teams in ...

Countering Catholic misinformation about vaccinesFather Tadeusz Pacholczyk

A priest recently mentioned to me that he was not planning to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He told me he was concerned that RNA vaccines could alter our DNA and he heard there were also risks to fertility. I ...

Understanding the ScripturesScott Hahn

Jesus in today's Gospel teaches His apostles how to interpret the Scriptures. He tells them that all the Scriptures of what we now call the Old Testament refer to Him. He says that all the promises found ...

Thanks to Volunteers, We're Having a Mary-athon!Maureen Crowley Heil

April 20th is National Volunteer Day. We can think of no better group to honor than our own wonderful, dedicated people who give to the missions with their time and talent. Before our shutdown closed ...

Arise, receive the vaccine, save livesHosffman Ospino

''The Lord is risen!" This is our cry during the 50 days of Easter. We celebrate life with joy: our present historical life and life eternal. As we celebrate like Easter people, we know with confidence ...

Should suffering shake our faith?Bishop Robert Barron

Premier Christian Radio in the UK just sponsored a survey that investigated how the COVID crisis has affected religious beliefs and attitudes. There were three major findings -- namely, that 67 percent ...

God's harsh and dreadful loveGeorge Weigel

The Paschal Triduum this year seemed like a return from exile: Holy Thursday's Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, in church; Good Friday's Commemoration of the Lord's Passion, in church; Saturday evening's ...

Coming back to the ChurchFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I am considering coming back to the church after 50-plus years. In the meantime, though, I was married, divorced, and remarried years later in a non-Catholic ceremony to a divorced man. Am I even eligible ...