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Q. I write to ask for guidelines on the Third Commandment — keeping holy the Lord's day. I do not consider some of the things that I do to be work — cooking, for example, minor cleanups, mowing, … more
Across the 21 counties and 69 parishes in the Arlington Diocese, there are countless opportunities for Catholics to learn about their faith. Yet each parish faces the same challenge: Actually getting … more
Aug. 15 is the feast of the Assumption, which commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into heaven. Because the feast falls on a Monday this year, the holy day obligation is … more
St. Radegunde (518-587) Feast day: Aug. 13 Not long after St. Radegunde died in 587, one of her servants was deep-sea fishing when a storm came up suddenly and giant waves swamped his boat. … more
Today’s first reading from the Book of Genesis gives us an account of a biblical “art of the deal.” The scene of Abraham bargaining with God carries echoes from our own life when we have sought … more
Who was the real Mary Magdalene? The Gospels tell us she was one of the women who traveled with Christ and the apostles. more
“They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him,” Mary Magdalene told the man, before realizing she was speaking to the resurrected Christ. After embracing Him, she ran … more
Q: Please tell me how Catholics justify hospice care, especially withholding food and water from the patient. Doesn't this starve the patient to death? And doesn't the heavy medication they use … more
Rome is the city of popes because it was in Rome that St. Peter taught the gospel and it was there that he was martyred in A.D. 67 during Nero’s persecution of the Christians. Our Lord appointed … more
Part 1 of 2. Given by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde at the Mass of Chrism at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington. Two sentences frame our reflection as we take part in this year’s … more
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