Honoring Bishop Paul S. Loverde

As the bishop celebrates his 50th anniversary as a priest, the Herald looks back on his years of ministry. More
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Q. I understand that during the upcoming papal-declared year, we can seek plenary indulgences for the dead. Naturally, as I age, I have more and more friends who have died. What a wonderful thing if … more
Q. Today I was chatting with a friend who is a Buddhist. She does not have a deep knowledge of the Bible and she talked about Mary Magdalene as a great sinner and former prostitute who developed a … more
The apocalyptic words of Jesus we hear and pray this Sunday are words He spoke to the disciples. Of course, Catholic Herald readers and other disciples of Jesus are called to pay more attention to … more
It’s often said there is antagonism between faith and science, but in many respects it’s an artificial quarrel. Many scientists believe in God. Many religious believers marvel over the wonders of … more
Q. I have tried in vain to find out whether Pope Francis has ever had the chance to visit in person with his only surviving sibling since he was elected pope. (I have read that she — Maria Elena … more
Q. My husband and I live relatively modestly by American standards, are conscious of the amount of resources we use and tithe 10 percent. However, I realize that even doing so we are still living in … more
Q. I am 87 years old, a Catholic all my life, and I have been diagnosed with dementia. My memory is terrible; my wife has to identify even relatives for me by name. How should I handle this problem … more
St. Jude as the patron saint of the impossible is an American phenomenon. In Europe, Catholics in desperate straits pray to St. Rita of Cascia. How St. Jude came to be associated with impossible … more
Given by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde on the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington. Sometimes there is a lot more to what we see and hear than … more
In our passage today from the Gospel of Mark, we might ask if Jesus was having a bad day. As a rule, Jesus exhorts His followers to live and He models for them the great virtues of compassion, … more
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