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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: Protect child migrants, refugees who face greater risk of abuse

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 14 2016

Children are the most vulnerable and hardest hit among the world's migrants.

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Parishioners say visit by Fatima pilgrimage statue emotional experience

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 23 2016

The traveling pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima is on a nearly two-year mission to all 50 states.

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Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 16 2016

The resurrection should not be reduced to a mere spiritual experience.

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Five U.S. Paralympic swimmers train at Loyola University Maryland

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 09 2016

The swimmers are representing the United States at the Sept. 7-18 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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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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Pope Francis General Audience August 10: Holy Door as an encounter of mercy

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Daily Take

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  • August 12 2016

Pope Francis compared the encounter of Christ and the widow of Nain to the encounter any Christian can have.

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Pope names six women, six men to panel to study women deacons

  • By Catholic News Service, OSV Newsweekly

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  • August 05 2016

Pope Francis has appointed a commission to study the issue of women deacons.

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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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Pope Francis homily for the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Daily Take

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  • July 01 2016

Pope Francis spoke on how both apostles showed an openness to the grace of Christ.

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Early Christianity comes to life in Holy Land museum

  • By Judith Sudilovsky, OSV Newsweekly

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  • June 24 2016

New exhibit route at the Israel Museum highlights origins of Christianity and pilgrimage in Jerusalem.

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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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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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Program outfits kids with clothes for first Communion

  • By Hannah M. Brockhaus, OSV Newsweekly

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  • April 27 2016

Archdiocese of Newark collects new, gently used dresses, suits to give to families in need.

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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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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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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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Pope Francis inspires ‘the continent of hope’

  • By Matthew Bunson, OSV Newsweekly

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  • December 02 2015

In his journey to Africa, the pope preaches on unity, care for the poor and the strength of families.

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‘Mobile confessional’ new evangelization tool

  • By Hannah M. Brockhaus, OSV Newsweekly

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  • November 20 2015

A converted ambulance will bring the Sacrament of Reconciliation to the peripheries of Lafayette, La.

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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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Pope Francis greets families who lost loved ones in 9/11

  • By Gretchen R. Crowe, OSV Daily Take

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  • September 25 2015

The Holy Father blesses the site of the Sept. 11 memorial.

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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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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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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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How to help earthquake victims in Nepal

  • By Cathy Dee

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  • April 27 2015

Aid is being rushed to victims of the massive earthquake.

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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 Francis announces Year of Mercy

  • By Gretchen R. Crowe, OSV Daily Take

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  • March 13 2015

Extraordinary jubilee year will run from Dec. 8, 2015 to Nov. 20, 2016.

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What is Lent?

  • By Cathy Dee, OSV Daily Take

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  • February 26 2015

A video series from CRS Rice Bowl helps explain and explore.

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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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Just who was the Child Jesus?

  • By F. Douglas Kneibert, OSV Newsweekly

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  • December 11 2014

A closer look at the infant Son of God, who indeed was Lord even at birth.

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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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Beauty of Mary on display in new exhibit

  • By Nora Hamerman, OSV Newsweekly

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  • November 26 2014

National Museum of Women in the Arts collects more than 60 masterworks of the Blessed Virgin.

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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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Liberian bishop pleads for aid in fighting Ebola

  • By OSV Staff, OSV Newsweekly

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  • October 23 2014

'We are losing our humanity' in the face of the disease, said Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah.

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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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Origins of an immigration crisis

  • By Msgr. Richard Antall, OSV Newsweekly

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  • September 25 2014

Thousands of kids try to get into the U.S. for one reason: to find a better life.

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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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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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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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Breathtaking Responsibility, Exhilarating Challenge

  • By Sister Janet Schaeffler, O.P.

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  • March 14 2013

Recently the question was asked about which months/dates of the school year were the ''best'' for the beginning and ending of catechetical sessions.

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What to tell kids about Pope Benedict’s resignation

  • By Dr. Joseph D. White

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  • February 11 2013

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is unprecedented in the past 600 years.

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Look at Those Smiling Faces!

  • By Heidi Busse

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  • December 27 2012

Passing on the faith to the next generation is one of the central challenges of the Catholic Church and, for many priests, a deep labor of love.

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Priests in the Classroom

  • By Thomas Pastorius

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  • December 14 2012

Another school year has begun in my parish, and I find myself very blessed to have the opportunity to once again get into the classroom and interact with the students.

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Classroom Ideas for the Year of Faith

  • By Heidi Busse, Parish Editor

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  • August 31 2012

Five strategies to help live out the Year of Faith in your classroom.

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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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