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Vocations and the 2018 synod

  • By Russell Shaw, OSV Daily Take

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  • October 28 2016

When bishops gather at the Vatican two years from now, they’ll have the opportunity to make a much-needed course correction.

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Pope chooses youths, vocational discernment as theme for next synod

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 07 2016

A synod in 2018 will focus on accompanying young people on the path of faith and in discerning their vocations.

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For grandparents, living the Faith is sharing the Faith

  • By Susan Klemond, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 29 2016

Passing their Catholicism onto younger generations starts with grandparents being generous with time and spirit.

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta

  • By Our Sunday Visitor, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 02 2016

How this humble woman opened her heart to the poor and, as a result, changed the world.

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Aleppo archbishop: ‘Enough is enough’

  • By Gretchen R. Crowe, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 18 2016

From the ground in Syria, Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart pleads for peace.

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In Krakow, Francis challenges youth to engage

  • By Christopher White, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 01 2016

Pilgrims, estimated in the millions, cheered the pope's call to serve others, not be 'couch potatoes.'

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Family gives ‘hearts to soles’ for homeless

  • By Paula Smith, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 25 2016

Running their own nonprofit, Pennsylvania family performs corporal work of mercy giving shoes to those living on the streets.

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U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day reflect new church demographics

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 08 2016

The tens of thousands of young people traveling to World Youth Day will show an increasing presence of Spanish-speaking Catholics.

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10 things you didn’t know about the Eucharist

  • By Bill Dodds, OSV Newsweekly

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  • May 27 2016

The source and summit of our faith, there is always more to discover about the mystery of the Eucharist.

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Friars to make pilgrimage on foot, will say Mass, promote vocations

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • May 20 2016

Dominican fathers will begin a 478-mile, one-month pilgrimage from New Orleans to Memphis, Tenn., May 29.

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Ex-big leaguer fields questions on faith

  • By Eddie O'Neill, OSV Newsweekly

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  • May 13 2016

Former pitcher Jeff Suppan says obtaining the sacraments can be a challenge to Catholic athletes.

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‘We pray with our whole person’

  • By Dennis Emmons, OSV Newsweekly

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  • May 06 2016

Each of our postures and gestures is significant as we reverently honor Christ's sacrifice in the Mass.

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Sculpture of Padre Pio a dramatic testimony to beauty of Lord’s forgiveness, mercy

  • By Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller, OSV Newsweekly

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  • April 14 2016

The piece of art found in Greensburg, Pa., is an ideal destination for a Year of Mercy pilgrimage.

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Communities lean on prayer in times of need

  • By Patti Maguire Armstrong, OSV Newsweekly

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  • April 08 2016

Amid violence and natural disasters, power of group prayer helps comfort, promotes healing.

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A higher calling for higher education

  • By Chris Hazell, OSV Daily Take

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  • April 01 2016

Colleges and universities are failing their students by not forming their moral compass.

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Massgoers urged to be open to Lord’s mercy, be ‘instruments of his mercy’

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Daily Take

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  • March 11 2016

Lent is the 'opportune moment to re-establish the Lord' as the center of one's life.

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Ordination is call to service, says new Bishop Tighe

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Daily Take

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  • March 03 2016

In the presence of family, bishops, priests and colleagues from the Vatican, Irish Msgr. Paul Tighe was ordained a bishop Feb. 27.

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How to make the most of leap day

  • By Emily Stimpson, OSV Newsweekly

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  • February 18 2016

Strategies to help Catholics use 2016's extra 24 hours to the fullest.

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Summa Theologica: The ‘glory of the Catholic Faith’

  • By Barry Hudock, OSV Newsweekly

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  • February 11 2016

750 years after St. Thomas Aquinas began his masterwork, its influence is still felt throughout the Church.

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Snowed in for the March for Life? Three ways to prayerfully participate, even from a distance

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Daily Take

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  • January 22 2016

In lieu of traveling to the nation’s capital, many diocesan leaders are requesting a day of prayer instead.

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Work hard, pray hard: Ranching nuns find ‘balance in life’

  • By Justin Bell, OSV Newsweekly

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  • January 14 2016

The lifestyle of the sisters at the Abbey of St. Walburga in Colorado is attracting attention from discerning women — and curiosity-seekers.

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Mercy at the heart of the beatitudes

  • By Donald P. Richmond, OSV Newsweekly

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  • January 07 2016

How Jesus' words in Matthew 5 can be used as stepping-stones to further our own spiritual growth.

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Celebrating the gift of salvation

  • By Dennis Emmons, OSV Newsweekly

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  • December 17 2015

With the arrival of the New Year, the Church commemorates several dates that honor the divinity of Christ.

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‘Sanctuary’ of interfaith dialogue in Holy Land

  • By Judith Sudilovsky, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 30 2015

The Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem provides a safe haven in a tumultuous environment.

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Ways to celebrate religious education at your parish

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 23 2015

The beginning of November also marks the beginning of the 2015 National Parish Religious Education Week.

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Celebrating the holiness of St. Teresa of Avila

  • By J.J. Ziegler, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 16 2015

The Order of Discalced Carmelites honored the 500th anniversary of their founder's birth with a jubilee year.

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Saint Junipero Serra

  • By Michael Heinlein, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 17 2015

Known as the "father of the California missions," Serra will become America's first Hispanic saint — and the first to be canonized on U.S. soil.

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On campus, brothers are professors of faith

  • By James Graves, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 27 2015

Members of the religious order the Brotherhood of Hope evangelize students at secular colleges.

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Personal devotions for Eucharistic adoration

  • By Mary DeTurris Poust, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 17 2015

Here are some ways you can open your heart to Our Lord the next time you are in adoration.

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Who is Celestine Bottego?

  • By Barry Hudock, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 07 2015

Aug. 20 marks 35 years since the death of American-born foundress whose cause for canonization is now underway.

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Documentary an inspiring look at ‘Way of St. James’

  • By Joyce Coronel, OSV Daily Take

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  • July 27 2015

'Footprints' follows pilgrims on the nearly 600-mile hike through France, Spain.

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Restored order for sacraments a growing trend

  • By Michelle Martin, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 09 2015

Denver, Honolulu are latest to move the Sacrament of Confirmation ahead of first Communion.

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Bishops rally faithful during Fortnight for Freedom

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Newsweekly

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  • June 25 2015

Leaders from across the country stress importance of religious freedom during annual two-week event.

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New focus for Catholic education association

  • By Patti Maguire Armstrong, OSV Newsweekly

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  • June 11 2015

Group will focus exclusively on helping Catholic schools lead, learn and proclaim the Faith.

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St. Vincent de Paul Society helps those in South affected by extreme weather

  • By Cathy Dee, OSV Daily Take

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  • June 04 2015

Lives and homes have been lost.

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Palestinian nuns canonized

  • By Judith Sudilovsky, OSV Newsweekly

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  • May 21 2015

Catholic officials in the Holy Land hope ceremony can help inspire Christians in the Middle East.

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History awaits in canonization of married couple

  • By J.J. Ziegler, OSV Newsweekly

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  • April 22 2015

Louis and Zélie Martin, parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, are to become the first husband and wife to be made saints together.

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Two ‘vibrant’ religious orders head to Denver

  • By Brian Fraga, OSV Newsweekly

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  • April 16 2015

Sisters of Life, Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo will minister to college students, parishioners.

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The real St. Patrick

  • By Susan Gately, OSV Daily Take

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  • March 18 2015

A closer look at the saint more fascinating than his legends.

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Pope’s message for World Youth Day 2015

  • By Cathy Dee, OSV Daily Take

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  • February 18 2015

The theme is 'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.'

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Slain Archbishop Romero to be beatified

  • By Barry Hudock, OSV Newsweekly

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  • February 12 2015

Vatican affirms the outspoken critic of El Salvador's government was killed out of hatred for the Faith.

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Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

  • By Marilou Abramshe

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  • January 16 2015

Faith is something that we must exercise every day in our lives.

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Learning from the Doctors of the Church

  • By Matthew Bunson, OSV Newsweekly

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  • January 14 2015

Recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the Faith, the lives of these holy men and women instruct us on the path to heaven.

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Saying ‘I do’ as peers say ‘I don’t’

  • By Susan Klemond, OSV Newsweekly

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  • January 07 2015

Young Catholic adults discerning their vocation are willing to trust God despite their generation's fear of marriage.

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The Christmas octave: Continuing the celebration

  • By Dennis Emmons, OSV Newsweekly

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  • December 18 2014

The seven feast days following the Nativity of the Lord aid us in our understanding of the Incarnation.

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Rediscovering the wonder around us

  • By Melinda Selmys, OSV Newsweekly

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  • December 04 2014

Exploring God's creation with a sense of curiosity not only can help cure boredom, but also foster growth in Christ.

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‘Sisterhood’ lets viewers go behind convent doors

  • By Emily Stimpson, OSV Newsweekly

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  • November 17 2014

New reality show shadows five women as they discern religious life.

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Melchizedek Project helps boost vocations

  • By Joseph R. LaPlante, OSV Newsweekly

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  • November 06 2014

Small groups at parishes, colleges, high schools provide support for young men eyeing priesthood.

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Called to serve: The importance of giving back

  • By Marge Fenelon, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 16 2014

Volunteering not only builds stronger communities, but it also strengthens the faith of those who act as Christ to others in need.

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Sister Miriam Teresa beatified in New Jersey

  • By Kathryn Jean Lopez, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 09 2014

At first U.S. beatification, new ‘blessed’ remembered as one with ‘mystical visions, deep insights.’

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Beatification makes history for U.S. Church

  • By Thomas J. Craughwell, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 02 2014

The first American beatified in the United States, Sister Miriam Teresa modeled a life of holiness.

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Families grow together while serving others

  • By Marge Fenelon, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 18 2014

Teaching children to volunteer their time to those in need in their communities is an important lesson.

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A new app-reciation for faith on the go

  • By Sarah Reinhard, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 11 2014

These Catholic apps for smartphones and tablets will help keep you on the right path during your faith journey.

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Persecution, terror rampant in Pakistan

  • By Kamran Chaudhry, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 04 2014

Islamic terrorist groups force non-Muslims to flee their homes as Pakistani army tries to fight back.

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Teen voices

  • By Michelle Martin, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 22 2014

Teenagers from across the country share the joys and challenges of being faithful to Christ and his Church.

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Church leaders act as Iraq sinks further into chaos

  • By Gretchen R. Crowe, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 14 2014

Pope Francis sends envoy with support, groups give humanitarian aid as the country's Christians reel.

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Consecration to Mary brings Catholic diocese closer to Christ

  • By Hannah M. Brockhaus, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 06 2014

Many are discovering the joy found in giving their lives to Jesus through Mary.

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Crime forces parishes to increase security

  • By James Graves, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 31 2014

Inner-city churches face the challenge of balancing safety with ministering to their communities.

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Iraq, Syria, Israel, Palestine are ‘powder keg’

  • By Michael La Civita, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 24 2014

Conflicts in region taking toll on human lives as Christians continue to advocate for peace.

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Haven of peace for sick threatened in Pakistan

  • By Kamran Chaudhry, OSV Newsweekly

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  • July 15 2014

St. Joseph's Hospice faces terrorism, financial crisis while serving the injured with nowhere else to go.

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‘Can’t bring me down’

  • By Hannah M. Brockhaus

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  • July 03 2014

In video, dancing refugee children show resilience and hope amidst suffering and loss.

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‘A vacation for the soul’

  • By Mary DeTurris Poust, OSV Newsweekly

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  • June 25 2014

Catholic conferences enrich lives of parents and children by strengthening their faith through prayer, formation, discipleship.

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A World Cup with a different goal

  • By Hannah M. Brockhaus

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  • June 19 2014

Homeless men and women around the world play soccer for a better life.

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Church a ‘first responder’ to human trafficking

  • By Maria Wiering, OSV Newsweekly

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  • June 12 2014

Catholic organizations help domestic, global fight against growing problem of forced labor.

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Don’t let Lent end

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • April 08 2014

Though it may be tempting, we shouldn't go back to the way things were before Lent.

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Ukrainian Catholics fear increased oppression

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • March 20 2014

Amid growing Russian-Ukrainian tensions, Catholics in Ukraine are asking what the impact will be on religious freedom.

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Does your charity hurt? Pope Francis says it should

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • February 10 2014

Pope Francis' 2014 Lenten Message's theme was: "He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich" (2 Cor 8:9).

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Pope Francis: ‘Come, Follow Me’ in 2014

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • January 24 2014

During the last almost year of his pontificate, Pope Francis has had an incredible impact on the Church and the world.

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41 years. 55 million lives. Can you give nine days?

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • January 17 2014

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is sponsoring 9 Days for Life, a nationwide novena for life.

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Called to be holy: Cardinal Dolan’s 10-step guide to holiness

  • By Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

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  • December 11 2013

How do we grow in holiness?

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Ten simple ways to serve when it’s stressful this Advent

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • December 10 2013

Open your heart to Christ in others this season.

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Prayer and hope

  • By Bishop Robert J. Baker

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  • December 03 2013

Prayer does make a difference when it comes to hope.

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The Footsteps of a Saint?

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • November 11 2013

Father Joseph Walijewski devoted his life to missionary work in Latin America.

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Modern sloth a ‘frenzied quest’ for distraction from God

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • October 22 2013

When we do not actively seek God in our lives, we instead fill it with meaninglessness.

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Pray for peace

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  • September 04 2013

The pope called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, the Mideast Region and the entire world.

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Do prayers go unanswered?

  • By Mike Aquilina and Mark W. Sullivan

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  • August 27 2013

Many of us give up on prayer when we don't get the answer we want when we want it.

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‘Go and make disciples of all nations’

  • By Stephen Lenahan

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  • July 29 2013

Everything about this World Youth Day has been of epic proportions.

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‘This city has already convicted him’

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • July 11 2013

On July 10, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, 19, pleaded not guilty to 30 counts related to the bombings at the Boston marathon.

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We pray for fallen firefighters in Arizona wildfire tragedy

  • By Jennifer Rey

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  • July 02 2013

On June 30, 19 firefighters were killed while fighting a wildfire blaze in Arizona.

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Hero priest receives posthumous Medal of Honor

  • By Denise Enos

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  • May 03 2013

Father Emil Kapaun is recognized for his heroism during the Korean War.

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Bishops Speak Out on Roe v. Wade

  • By Denise Enos

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  • January 29 2013

Statements mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision.

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Spread the Word About Catholic Social Teaching

  • By Denise Bates Enos, Curriculum Editor

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  • November 06 2012

Help share "the best-kept secret of the Catholic Church."

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Enrich Your Catholic Vocabulary

  • By Denise Bates Enos, Curriculum Editor

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  • July 11 2012

Faith words every Catholic should know.

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