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Today, it has often been said that most Catholics have already made up their minds about contraception. Either one believes, as the Catholic Church does, that contraception is intrinsically evil … more
St. Lawrence (died 258) Feast day: August 10 In 258, Emperor Valerian began a fresh round of anti-Christian persecution. Just days after the emperor had published his edict outlawing … more
Q. The pope will visit the United States, and he will speak about the treatment of the poor. Before his visit, many millions of dollars will probably be spent to pretty up the churches in three … more
The story begins in 1999 with a mango tree in Hinche, Haiti. Saint Fleur Junior Charles, or simply Junior as most people call him, was 16 years old when he jumped into a tree, fell and broke his … more
The story of the apostle known as “doubting Thomas” begins after the first Easter. In fear for their lives after the crucifixion of Jesus, the 11 surviving apostles (Judas had hanged himself on … more
Q. Bill O'Reilly (a lifelong Catholic) posed the following question on national television: "Since the Catholic Church condemns same-sex marriage, why haven't Catholic clergy publicly addressed the … more
VATICAN CITY — Children need to see their parents kiss each other, complement each other and resolve arguments peacefully, Pope Francis said. "Dear parents, your children need to discover by … more
VATICAN CITY — Focusing on poverty and sacrificing for the poor are the heart of the Gospel, not signs of communism, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass. Furthermore, if Christians don't dig … more
Q: I recently learned that the feast of Corpus Christi was inspired by a Eucharistic miracle. Can you please give more details about this? — A reader in Springfield A: In the year 1263, a German … more
Deep within our fallen human nature is that desire — indeed, insistence — to control. Ever since Adam and Eve grasped for the fruit, we have wanted to be in the know, to have a say, to "control … more
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