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Almost 200 people gathered in the parish hall at St. John the Apostle Church in Leesburg Jan. 18 to learn about the New Evangelization and kick off Loudoun County’s newest evangelization and … more
After Christmas, a brutal cold descended on my part of the Midwest and ushered in our new year. We returned from our holiday travels to find a light dusting of snow. Most of it had been blown away … more
What is it about the beginning of a new year that prompts us to make resolutions, to set out and “start again?” Whatever “it” is, the marking of a new year prompts us, in fact, to reflect … more
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
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