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Repairers of a house dividedFather Roger J. Landry

It is a providential occurrence that the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States is taking place during the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. Jesus was clear in the ...

Holy Family: Egypt or Nazareth?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. We have just read several accounts of the birth of Christ during Masses after Christmas. In reading Luke 2:39-40 and Matthew 2:13-15, it appears that there is a difference as to what happened after ...

A World Mission Rosary that begs for an end to violenceMaureen Crowley Heil

Fresh on the heels of the New Year's news that Auxiliary Bishop Moses Chikwe, of the Archdiocese of Owerri, Nigeria and his driver Robert Ndubuisi had been released by their kidnappers unharmed, came ...

Hearing the callScott Hahn

In the call of Samuel and of the first Apostles, today's readings shed light on our own calling to be followers of Christ. Notice in the Gospel today that John's disciples are prepared to hear God's ...

How are non-Catholics forgiven?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. Catholics are blessed to have the sacrament of reconciliation. But what about other faiths? How do non-Catholics have their sins forgiven? (Honolulu) A. The Catholic Church has a long history of the ...

Show and tellJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Whether you keep your tree up through Epiphany or Candlemas or take it down shortly after Christmas Day, the Church continues to celebrate the nativity of Christ in these early weeks of the year. I like ...

Implementation in a time of pandemicSister Pat Boyle, CSJ

Each year since 2012, when Disciples in Mission was promulgated, parishes have been organized into collaboratives of one, two, or three parishes under a single pastor. The primary goal of Disciples in ...

A World Mission Rosary of New Year BlessingsMaureen Crowley Heil

One of the privileges of this ministry is being a "companion on the journey" with many wonderful people. Over the holidays, we heard from every continent via text, email, or post. Although many of the ...

The anointingScott Hahn

The Liturgy last week revealed the mystery of God's plan -- that in Jesus all peoples, symbolized by the magi, have been made "co-heirs" to the blessings promised to Israel. This week, we're shown how ...

Remembering Reginaldus MagnusFather Roger J. Landry

Shortly after midnight on Christmas, Father Reginald Foster, papal Latinist for 40 years and the world's foremost Latin teacher, died at the age of 81 at St. Anne's Home in Milwaukee. I had the privilege ...