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“May the members of your society in America,” wrote Washington to the nation’s Catholics, “animated alone by the pure spirit of Christianity, and still conducting themselves as the faithful subjects of our free government, enjoy every temporal and spiritual felicity.”
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Sts. Peter and Paul fell short, but so do we.
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Fr. Damien’s Faith Shone Amid Great Crisis
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The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart is celebrated throughout the world on the Friday following the Feast of Corpus Christi.
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“Ocean of Mercy” Will Teach the Faith to Children
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“Our desire and our draw toward beauty is actually a passion and love for God himself.”
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In 1263, as a priest in Orvieto spoke the words of the consecration, blood began to seep from the consecrated Host and onto the altar
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Bishop Murry of Youngstown, Ohio, lost his fight with leukemia Friday morning.
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Similar Protections Should Be Applied in COVID-19 Research
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Faith, leadership and service are earmarks of the Knights' story
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The Maria Bambina statue’s bright colors are said to have appeared during the working of a 19th-century miracle.
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Mary’s Visits to Three Shepherd Children at Fatima Culminated in a Great Light Show
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It’s just too easy to forget to thank God for the most precious of his blessings.
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Just-Released Trailer Targets Families, Stresses Importance of Praying Together
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Virtual Catholic Conference Attracts More Than 8,000 Families
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In St. Peter’s Basilica, 17th-century sculptors left a mystery with an intriguing possible backstory.
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Since 2000, Dominican Sister Nancy Murray has traveled around the world bringing to life St. Catherine of Siena.
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Here are some concrete ways to grow in holiness and grace in the next few weeks.
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“Do this in remembrance of me.”
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When the city of Constance was beset by the plague in 1414, prayers and processions asked St. Roch to bring healing.
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‘The sacraments are the spiritual Personal Protective Equipment of Catholics,’ say the petitioners in a widely-circulated open letter. ‘They enable us to work in the field hospital of the sick and dying.’
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New sculptures and a new translation bring Dante’s Divine Comedy to life.
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“I think films are going to be Trojan horses on behalf of the gospel,” says the movie’s director.
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Everybody dies. Lent is a reminder of that.
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“O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”
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“We cannot know what our citizens yet unborn will achieve, the dreams they will imagine, the masterpieces they will create, the discoveries they will make,” said President Trump on Friday. “But we know this: Every life brings love into this world.”
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Publication controversies aside, what does From the Depths of Our Hearts have to say about this “brilliant jewel” of the Church?
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Had King lived to see the dire consequences of Roe v. Wade, he would have applied Aquinas’ logic to this most pressing societal ill.
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On Sunday, Schmalz’s sculpture “Homeless Jesus” will have a new home in Mexico City.
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Children’s books can strengthen character — or transmit great evil
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“The Virgin Mary ... is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God...” (Lumen Gentium 53)
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The Precedent for Intercessory Prayer
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“O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.”
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Texas Mother Would Have Died Without Bishop Mulvey’s Generous Gift
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Freedom from Want is the third in a four-part series of paintings which Rockwell titled “The Four Freedoms.”
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Polish actress Kamila Kamińska describes the challenge of portraying St. Faustina in new docudrama.
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Deaths of Three Important Figures Remind Us of Our Own Eternal Destiny
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New Film Chronicles the Life of Fred Rogers
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“God helps those who help themselves”
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Nov. 9 is the Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome
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Does fear of falling ill mean that a faithful Catholic must abstain from Holy Communion?
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“Fornication is carnal union between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman. It is gravely contrary to the dignity of persons and of human sexuality which is naturally ordered to the good of spouses and the generation and education of children. Moreover, it is a grave scandal when there is corruption of the young.” (CCC 2353)
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The “Box of Joy” program, founded by Cross Catholic Outreach, packs hope and happiness for thousands of children in poor communities around the world.
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“Angels Unawares” acknowledges the challenges facing migrants and refugees
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Why the Outcry Against Amazon's Newest Commercial Ignores the Great Commission
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Social services agencies will be permitted to follow the faith
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YOUCAT for Kids Answers 159 Common Questions
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“Our Lord wants me to be a free nun covered with the poverty of the cross.”
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On the night of July 15, 1823, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls was nearly destroyed by fire.
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St. Monica’s feast day is Aug. 27. Her son’s feast day is the following day, Aug. 28.
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The Catholic Church celebrates Aug. 22 as the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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An 1885 Supreme Court decision, and a clause in the U.S. Constitution, lays out evidence of America’s basic Christianity.
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On the Feast of St. Stephen each year, the first King of Hungary is remembered and the Holy Right is carried in procession through the town.
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In the West, it’s called the “Assumption.” In the East, it’s called the “Dormition.” Under any name, Christians have been celebrating the great event for more than 1,900 years.
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“Breakthrough” Mom Talks About Her Faith, Her Son, and Trusting God in the Midst of Tragedy
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On the Feast of the Transfiguration, we are reminded of this great miracle—which has been memorialized in art and history.
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Inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, high over a side altar, is a beautiful golden bas relief depicting the story.
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The new law requires that the display must be at least 12 inches by 12 inches in size, and displayed in a public space.
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Beloved Martyr Priest Is Remembered on the Day of His Assassination
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The Diocese of Charleston “welcomes this change to policy” as South Carolina's largest foster care provider moves to allow Catholics to become foster parents.
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Legal scholars agree that the Lemon Test has failed to bring clarity to the law, resulting in confusion and myriad lawsuits.
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Great books for little minds and little hands
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St. Kateri is the patron of Native Americans and people in exile, as well as patron of ecology and the environment. Her feast day is July 14.
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Here are a few titles that may inspire you to stay up past your regular bedtime.
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Three Uniforms: A Surgeon’s Scrubs, a Soldier’s Camouflage, and Now, a Sister’s Habit
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The Synod Assembly’s instrumentum laboris cites the ordination of married men, the role of women in the Church, environmentalism and other topics
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Faux Lego Crematorium Raises Issue of How to Prepare Children for a Funeral
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“I choose to live until death, not spend the time dying until death occurs.”
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“The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life...”
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Rosemary Byrne Honored for Her Dedication, Faith and Strong Example
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Luther removed seven entire books from the Old Testament, and fought to strip away sections of the New Testament as well
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From the earliest days following the Resurrection, the Church has believed that Mary was a perpetual virgin, and that Jesus had no biological brothers or sisters.
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From midnight on Holy Thursday until midnight on Good Friday, more than 10,000 pilgrims climb the long winding staircase to the church
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The Sudarium is displayed in Oviedo three times each year: on Good Friday, on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross (Sept. 14), and on the octave of the feast (Sept. 21).
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“I pray God to have Your Holiness always in his safe keeping.”
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Breakthrough’s true story of a dramatic rescue shows the power of prayer
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The scientific and therapeutic use of human embryonic stem cells is always wrong.
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“For see, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of pruning the vines has come, and the song of the turtledove is heard in our land.” (Song of Songs 2:11-12)
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The great Doctor of the Church was born 504 years ago today
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Couldn't a Lenten series just tell the story, without calling Bible passages into question?
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“There is a long-standing permission — dating back to our missionary origins in the 1700s — to permit the consumption of muskrat on days of abstinence, including Fridays of Lent.”
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The underwater monument is a touching remembrance of divers who have died in Michigan waters
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Our Lord gave the power to forgive sins to the Apostles, who in turn passed it along to their successors, the bishops and priests.
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“Remember, man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.” —Genesis 3:19
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Well, yes and no.
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A historic war monument near Washington, DC, is under attack. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday, Feb. 27.
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Marist Poll reveals dramatic increase in Americans who call themselves “pro-life”
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The Feast of the Chair of Peter is celebrated on Feb. 22
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Jacinta and Francisco were canonized by Pope Francis on May 13, 2017. Their feast day is Feb. 20.
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The ladder, a symbol of ecumenical discontent, has stood in the same spot for at least 150 years.
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How should a Catholic respond?
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It’s never too late to learn — the truth is still yours to discover!
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The meaning of kneeling, bowing and striking the breast
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Do you have a special goal in 2019? There’s probably a book for that.
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In his 27 years as a parish priest in Columbia, South Carolina, Fr. Jeremiah J. O’Connell brought more than 300 people to the Catholic faith.
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Mother Marianne Cope is the patron of lepers, outcasts, those with HIV/AIDS, and the Hawaiian Islands. Her feast day is Jan. 23.
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“Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.”
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“In my brutish breast they perceived human feelings.”
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Marches and Events Across America Protest Roe v. Wade
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Notes on Drinking, on the Centennial of the 18th Amendment
Kathy Schiffer

Kathy Schiffer is a Catholic blogger. In addition to her blog Seasons of Grace, her articles have appeared in the National Catholic Register, Aleteia, Zenit, the Michigan Catholic, Legatus Magazine, and other Catholic publications. She’s worked for Catholic and other Christian ministries since 1988, as radio producer, director of special events and media relations coordinator. Kathy and her husband, Deacon Jerry Schiffer, have three adult children.