Meet the Women of October

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Among the seven canonized today: Kateri Tekawitha: “sustained by her Christian faith and an ardent love of Jesus present in the Eucharist.” Anna Schäffer: “Through Christ she was able to accept the mystery of the Cross in love and gratitude.” Marìa Carmen Sallés y Barangueras: “Her life was fruitful because it was a self-giving life.” [Read More...]

Did You Hear What Archbishop Lori Had to Say about the Election?

Pass it on. [Read more...]

‘is faith truly the transforming power in our lives?’

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B16 today on the Year of Faith and our lives: The fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council is an important occasion to return to God, to deepen and live with greater courage one’s own faith, to strengthen membership of the Church, “the teacher of humanity,” which, through the proclamation of the [Read More...]

I am Not Worthy

Rome — “During this Year of Faith may we, like the man in today’s Gospel, have the courage to ask the Lord what more can we do, especially for the poor, the lonely, the sick and the suffering, so as to be witnesses and heirs to the eternal life God promises,” Pope Benedict XVI prayed [Read More...]

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The New Evangelization Remake

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Yesterday afternoon, while helping me pick out an outfit for an upcoming out-of-the-ordinary event, a friend pointed out that my earrings looked a lot like rosary beads. Go figure — the one item I own from Tiffany’s turns out to be a subtle reminder of who we are: a pilgrim people with our eyes toward [Read More...]

A Prayer from Lebanon

Pope Benedict XVI visits Lebanon

From the pope’s Angelus message yesterday in Lebanon: “May men understand that they are all brothers!” A prayer for everyday, everywhere. [Read more...]

We the People

B16 talked life, family, and natural law in Lebanon Saturday: The wealth of any country is found primarily in its inhabitants. The country’s future depends on them, individually and collectively, as does its capacity to work for peace. A commitment to peace is possible only in a unified society. Unity, on the other hand, is [Read More...]

Getting Real

Speaking to the heart of Catholic life, B16 today: Jesus presents himself as the living bread come down from heaven. May we always hunger for the gift of his presence in the Eucharistic sacrifice, wherein Jesus gives us his very self as food and drink to sustain us on our pilgrim journey to the Father. “I [Read More...]


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