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Our Sunday Visitor Launches New Monthly Magazine

Local Publisher Switches Format to ‘Help Catholics Connect More Fully to Christ’By Katie Yoder (OSV News) – Beginning in October, Our Sunday Visitor newspaper readers can expect to see something […]

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After Assassination Attempt, This Is What Catholics Need Now

To say that the American political landscape is fractured right now may be the understatement of the 21st century. To say that these fractures have only deepened in the wake […]

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How to Handle the Transfer of Your Parish Priest

The transfer of a beloved priest often stirs deep emotions within a parish. Getting the news of a favorite priest’s reassignment can be disappointing and challenging. At the same time, […]

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Only a Human Can Tell the Truth

To be a Christian means, fundamentally, to have encountered Christ and to have allowed Him to change your life. Few understand the centrality of this personal and relational encounter with […]

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Going After the Lost Sheep of Generation Z

Good Shepherd Sunday, held this year on April 21, is a poignant reminder of one of the Church’s sacred duties: to guide and nurture young people in their spiritual journey. […]

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Remembering Gaza’s Christians

“It is a very special Easter. We are closer than ever to the crucified Savior,” a Christian in Gaza recently told the Catholic relief agency Aid to the Church in […]

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Gender Ideology Is Among Major Threats to Religious Liberty

In the inaugural report by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the “State of Religious Liberty in the United States,” published on Tuesday, January 16, the landscape of religious […]

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Christmas in Solidarity with Christians in the Holy Land

As in all too many Christmases past, sobriety blankets the city of Bethlehem, where Christ’s birth is jubilantly celebrated each year. The joyous preparations that typically mark the approach of […]

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Anticipating Pope Francis’ Follow-up to Laudato Si’

Eight years have passed since the release of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical Laudato Si’. The document has undeniably contributed to raising awareness of environmental issues within the Catholic community and […]

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Listening? Catechizing? The Balancing Act of Accompaniment

The Catholic Church is facing a crisis of faith among young people. In recent years, there has been a steady decline in the number of young people who identify as […]

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News Briefs: August 6, 2023

U.S. Official Calls State of Religious Freedom in Nigeria ‘Abysmal,’ Says Country in ‘Slow -Motion Genocide’ WASHINGTON, D.C. (OSV News) – The chairman of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, […]

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The ‘life-changing’ experience of World Youth Day

BY MARIA WIERING AND PAULINA GUZIK OSV News — In 1997, then-19-year-old Jessica Smith sang on the papal stage at World Youth Day (WYD) in Paris as pilgrims made their […]