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Lights of Faith: Candles Keep Vigil, Become Votive Offerings

By Joseph Pronechen | Not far from Puget Sound, at St. Mark Church in Shoreline, Washington, Mike Scarpelli regularly lights a five- or seven-day votive candle by the Sacred Heart statue and another...

Should I Accept An Invite To Be An Acolyte, New English Hymns For Liturgy Of The Hours, and More!

By Tito Edwards | Ask Father: Should I Accept An Invitation To Be Installed As An Acolyte? – Fr. Z’s Blog +1 New English Hymns For The Liturgy Of The Hours – Gregory DiPippo at New Liturgical Movement...

The Three “P’s” of Priesthood

By Father John P. Cush | The words of Sirach 2:1-2 for us who are priests, and for future priests, can be seen as especially poignant: My son, when you come to serve the LORD, stand in justice and fear, prepare yourself for...

Home Schooling Gains Ground in Italy

By Solène Tadié | ROME — Home schooling is a relatively new phenomenon in Europe, compared to how widespread the educational method has become in the United States over the last 40 years. Recent...

Preparing for the Eternal: Hospice Offers Comfort, Care Bolstered by Prayer

By Patti Armstrong | “Accompanying someone to death through hospice happens in small steps,” according to Debbie Hoermann of Toms River, New Jersey, who accompanied her 99-year-old aunt, Edith Hipp. “It...

US Bishops Stand Firm, Say Threat of Abortion Remains Their ‘Preeminent Priority’

By Michael Warsaw | At the recently concluded gathering of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, the leaders of the Catholic faithful in the United States stood firm in naming abortion as the “preeminent” issue...

6 Facts About The Newest Marian Feast Day, A Consecrated Virgin, The 12 Step Catholic, and More!

By Tito Edwards | Make Sure You Know These 6 Facts About The Newest Marian Feast Day – Melissa Guerrero at epicPew +1 A Consecrated Virgin, Being Christ's Bride In The World – Jessica Hayes at Our Sunday...

Being Holy in the Present Moment

By Claire Dwyer | Sunday, Nov. 17, is the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. Mass readings: Malachi 3:19-20A; Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9; 2 Thessalonians 3: 7-12; Luke 21:5-19. In setting the scene for...

The Dormitory of the Dead: A Place of Waiting and Promise

By K.V. Turley | London has many ancient cemeteries. Such places testify both to time and to its passing. Where better to meditate upon the Four Last Things than in one of these? And so, as the sun was...

Extensive Reforms Already Underway at US Seminaries

By Stephen Beale | The 2018 Theodore McCarrick scandal underscored the need for deep reform of Church institutions, but many important changes had already been underway — some even before the 2002 sex-abuse...