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St. Dymphna, patron saint of mental health

Catholic tradition promotes saints for various devotions and in support of numerous causes. These include the feast of St. Dymphna, known for miracles involving mental health, anxieties and general mental […]

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Who put Christ on the cross?

In art, the crucifixion of our Lord is almost always depicted showing the torture from asphyxiation on the cross, the nails, the wound made by the spear, the crown of […]

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Before you buy your child that cellphone

Any parent of a teen or preteen knows that since smartphones were introduced in 2007, social life for children has changed dramatically.  Teen social life now takes place online far […]

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Care for creation: A moral issue and a Catholic issue

You need look no further than the rising sea waters threatening Miami or the erosion of coastal Alaska, where entire villages must be relocated in a state that’s becoming a […]

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Evangelization by hitchhiking: How to find an on-ramp

The place infants nod off and teens open up is also where road-weary adults will probe their spirituality: in the car. That’s the secret behind a new religious community, the […]

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‘The Look’: men, sin and mission?

A kid can live and die by the look on his mom’s face! Her smile can light up his day, while her disappointment or anger can be a dark cloud. […]

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Recalling the apostles’ Good Friday weakness

Tenebrae, meaning shadows or darkness in Latin, is a Holy Week service that uses the simplicity of mostly darkness and some candlelight, along with psalms, prayers and music to reflect […]

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Beautiful strength

Mariana is a beautiful woman in her sixties, a former professional ballerina trained in the Russian classical style. She performed as a principal dancer in the Israeli Ballet and is […]

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Medically based talk on the Shroud of Turin and crucifixion

What did Christ really go through, in the last day of His earthly life? Dr. Thomas McGovern, a Fort Wayne physician, opened “The Passion Through the Shroud of Turin” talk […]

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Form and chaos

I am not the first to notice that ideas and styles spread across the fine arts, regardless of medium or genre. In the middle of the 19th century, orchestras grew […]

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The Eucharist at the heart of the faith

In early Christian mystical theology, drawing on the Platonic tradition, there was an aphorism commonly used by spiritual writers: “you become the object of your contemplation.” That is, whatever we […]

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CRS: The dignity of work and the rights of workers

Each week of Lent, this series will provide ways to incorporate global solidarity and the struggles of our brothers and sisters throughout the world into your Lenten journey. Nation focus: […]