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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, Each year as the Solemnity of Christ's Birth draws near, I am reminded of what Saint Paul wrote to the Christian community in Corinth: "though He was … more
There is a five-day period in Advent which is bookended by important days commemorating the Blessed Virgin Mary’s special role in our salvation: On Dec. 8 we celebrate the Solemnity of the … more
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
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