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Count your blessings: an age-old maxim passed down to children in every generation. As we mature, we realize that this lesson which we were taught in our youth was not given to us so that we would … more
In my experience, the transition from summer to autumn tends to evoke a variety of emotions. The crispness of the air and the vibrant colors of the leaves awaken in me an appreciation for my life, … more
During his homily at Blessed Pope Paul VI’s beatification, Pope Francis remarked, “When we look to this great Pope, this courageous Christian, this tireless apostle, we cannot but say in the … more
The Extraordinary Synod is a two-week meeting at which the Pope and bishops are discussing the challenges that face the family in our current times. more
"Habemus papam!” I can still hear the cheering from the crowd which eagerly awaited the emergence of the newly elected pope in St. Peter’s Square. On June 21, 1963, I was a seminarian in Rome … more
Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde and Richmond Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's refusal to hear the appeal of Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: It … more
On October 4th, Catholics around the world will celebrate the feast day of one of the most beloved saints in our tradition — St. Francis of Assisi — who is known for many things, not the least of … more
How would we react if God said to each one of us: “the way to become truly happy — and holy — is to be a beggar”? Surely, our first reaction would be: “Did I hear correctly? That sounds so … more
In the past two weeks, our Catholic school students returned to class, and the Islamic State continued to persecute Christians in the Middle East. Are you wondering why I mention these two events … more
By now I hope that you have heard about something called Risk Jesus, perhaps on a poster at your church, an announcement in your parish bulletin, or an ad right here in the Herald. Did the name … more
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