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The Sunday Gospel

The Good Shepherd will always protect His sheep

Fourth Sunday of Easter John 10:11-18 The Acts of the Apostles again is the source of an Easter season’s weekend’s first reading. Peter, once more the spokesman for the Apostles, […]

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A more human society

Planned Parenthood’s abortion fixation

Cecile Richards, who plans to retire this year as president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, has authored a self-congratulatory memoir called “Make Trouble.” During her decade-long leadership, trouble […]

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What I learned at the presynod gathering

By Katie Prejean-McGrady It has been nearly a month since the beginning of the presynod gathering on “Young people, the faith and vocational discernment,” in Rome, and other than the […]

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Cowboys, infertility and deeper moral questions

Most people still remember the story of Nadya Suleman, dubbed “Octomom,” a single woman who used in vitro fertilization to become pregnant with eight babies simultaneously. Suleman had asked her […]

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The Sunday Gospel

In Christ’s resurrection, God brings His promise to fulfillment

Third Sunday of Easter Luke 24:35-48 Again this week, the Acts of the Apostles furnishes the first biblical reading. Almost every Sunday in the Easter season features a reading from […]

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Memory, identity and patriotism

The second volume of my biography of St. John Paul II, “The End and the Beginning,” benefited immensely from the resources of Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance [IPN, from its […]

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Hope continues on

During these past two months, different experiences have put the cross and the Resurrection into my heart. There was the passing of a number of people: a colleague who suffered […]

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A pro-life opportunity

“Pro-life includes sensible gun control.” It was one among a forest of signs at the recent March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., that attracted hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, […]

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Bishop's Column: In Truth and Charity

‘Jesus, my Lord and my God, I trust in you’

The following is an adapted version by Bishop Rhoades of his homily on Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Anthony de Padua Church, South Bend: I’d like to invite you to […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Faith, not sight, is what matters

07Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 As almost always in the Easter season, the Acts of the Apostles furnishes the Liturgy of the Word with its first reading. Acts claims […]

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A reflection on heaven

Every person in the world who has ever been created not only has individual physical, emotional and psychological features, but also has a unique soul. Have you ever thought about […]

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By faith we live in the Lord

Guest commentary by Father John Catoir Over the years, I return time and again to my favorite Scripture quotes. Let’s unpack them together and see what the Lord has in […]