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There is a five-day period in Advent which is bookended by important days commemorating the Blessed Virgin Mary’s special role in our salvation: On Dec. 8 we celebrate the Solemnity of the … more
Q: Each year, I find it harder to keep my family focused on the real meaning of Christmas. It seems like Advent becomes more and more just about shopping, decorating, partying, etc. Do you have any … more
“A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony ...” (Jn 1:6-7) When we first hear about John the Baptist in the Gospel of John, we learn precious little about him. Unlike Luke, John … more
The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is Dec. 8 and is a holy day of obligation. The obligation to attend Mass does not transfer to the preceding Sunday. The Immaculate Conception refers to the … more
Fall wreaths of gold and crimson adorn front doors; red and green twinkling lights accent winter windowsills; and bouquets of purple irises and yellow daffodils stand tall and cheerful on springtime … more
God is available 24/7, and simple prayers lifted upward — be they just two words, such as, “Please help” or “Thank you” — are sometimes all that is needed. Short or long, personal or … more
Given by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde at the Annual Mass with the Legion of Mary on the Anniversary of the Death of Servant of God Frank Duff, at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in … more
In my experience, the transition from summer to autumn tends to evoke a variety of emotions. The crispness of the air and the vibrant colors of the leaves awaken in me an appreciation for my life, … more
Q: I am frustrated. In the Catholic Herald (Oct. 16-22), there was an article, “A place for gays, nonmarital unions.” It read, “In strikingly conciliatory language on situations contrary to … more
Vince Lombardi once observed that "football is only two things — blocking and tackling." Which sounds incredibly boring. No great running plays? No exciting passes and amazing catches? How exciting … more
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