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Q. I have noticed that when the choir does a piece of music differently or performs a song especially well, someone inevitably starts to applaud and the rest of the congregation follows suit. I think … more
In college, I was surprised when a close friend explained her family crèche. It wasn’t the style or the model that caused me to pause. It was the addition of a figurine that I had neither seen nor … more
VATICAN CITY — Whether animals go to heaven or not has been an eternal question. And a supposedly definitive answer was reported to have come from Pope Francis. But it turns out the … 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
Q: Each year, I find it harder to keep my family focused on the real meaning of Christmas. It seems like Advent becomes more and more just about shopping, decorating, partying, etc. Do you have any … more
“A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony ...” (Jn 1:6-7) When we first hear about John the Baptist in the Gospel of John, we learn precious little about him. Unlike Luke, John … more
The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is Dec. 8 and is a holy day of obligation. The obligation to attend Mass does not transfer to the preceding Sunday. The Immaculate Conception refers to the … more
Fall wreaths of gold and crimson adorn front doors; red and green twinkling lights accent winter windowsills; and bouquets of purple irises and yellow daffodils stand tall and cheerful on springtime … more
God is available 24/7, and simple prayers lifted upward — be they just two words, such as, “Please help” or “Thank you” — are sometimes all that is needed. Short or long, personal or … more
Given by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde at the Annual Mass with the Legion of Mary on the Anniversary of the Death of Servant of God Frank Duff, at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in … more
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