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Confirmation of Notre Dame students at basilica

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades administers the sacrament of confirmation to a University of Notre Dame student Dec. 3. The Mass with confirmation and Rite of Reception into Full Communion was […]

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Priest vs. seminarian roundball classic comes to South Bend

St. John Paul II once wrote that priests are called to be “Men of Communion.” Priests are to be a bridge between God and man, and also between men. This […]

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A simple plan for the best Advent ever

Advent is just around the corner, and many people feel like it sneaks up on them — perhaps catching them by surprise. In the busyness of this life, what can […]

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‘The Star’ delivers faithful message of the Gospels

By John Mulderig NEW YORK (CNS) — A holiday treat suitable for all but the tiniest, “The Star” (Sony) is a delightful animated version of the Christmas story told from […]

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‘Wonder’ presents ordinary life and lasting impact of choices

By John Mulderig NEW YORK (CNS) — “Wonder” (Lionsgate) is a beautiful film about ugliness. Its protagonist is August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a 10-year-old boy born with facial deformities […]

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‘We are all God’s children:’ Couple advocates interfaith dialogue, compassion

Steven Shaikh was born and raised in India. As a Muslim, he witnessed violence in the name of religion and consequently became an atheist. While he knew there must be […]

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The St. Bryce Missions: global outreach, local link

When one listens to the Holy Spirit, one thing can lead to another. When she started a young adult prayer group because she needed support after graduating from a Catholic […]

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Blessed Solanus Casey lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

By Mike Stechschulte DETROIT (CNS) — A humble priest and porter, Blessed Solanus Casey thanked God daily for the gift of those who came to his door in his small […]

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Solidarity in Suffering — The perilous predicament of Christians in the Middle East

Christians have lived in the Middle East since Pentecost and are spread across the entire region. Today, Christians in the Middle East form a grand mosaic comprised of Catholic Churches, […]

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The living and substantial act of thanksgiving is Jesus, in the Eucharist

Thanksgiving is the premier classic, all-American holiday. Begun in the very first years of the country, the day celebrates the first successful harvest of Americans’ pilgrim- and poor farmer-ancestors due […]

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Magazines for young-adult Catholics now offered by OSV

HUNTINGTON — Our Sunday Visitor publishing company hopes to help young people embrace the fullness and love of Christ by offering two new monthly publications. In light of the priority […]

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A senior’s ‘wonderful cane legacy’

By Nick Kenkel Thomas Grzesiak, a longtime member of Sacred Heart Parish near Lakeville, is retired. Lakeville is Grzesiak’s hometown, and it’s there he has exercised his woodcarving hobby for […]