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Self-discipline to win the imperishable crown

The start of the Winter Olympics, as well as the recent Super Bowl win by the Philadelphia Eagles, calls to mind the words of Saint Paul in the ninth chapter

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Recognizing one another as persons

Among the most prominent of Pope Francis’s American appointments of bishops, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago recently gave a riveting talk in an auditorium adjacent to Holy Name Cathedral on

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Praising God offstage, in the holy and quiet shadows

This past weekend, six months’ worth of hard work and long nights for the Mater Ecclesiae Dinner Theatre cast and crew culminated with three successful performances of the screwball comedy

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Flying to victory on the wings of tradition

The Second Vatican Council emphasized a greater appreciation for the contours of the local church, firmly rooted in the culture and community in which believers affirm their faith in the

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The Holy Name of Jesus

In 2002, Pope John Paul II encouraged in the adoption of the revised Roman Missal a reinstitution of the memorial of the Holy Name of Jesus, which had been suppressed

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Saint Francis, Pope Francis and the Cross of San Damiano

In 2013, shortly after being elected to lead the universal church, Pope Francis visited some of the sites associated with Saint Francis of Assisi. One of these stops included a

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A good time to reflect on Saint Francis of Assisi

Advent is a time for preparation for the Solemnity of Christmas, the birth of the God-Man Jesus Christ. It is a time for reflection as, with joyful hope, we await

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Rejoice in the Lord and God’s goodness always

Did you know that certain Sundays take their names from the first Latin word in the Introit, (the antiphon of the Mass.) Gaudete Sunday does just that. The first words

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The global scandal of homelessness

In early December, the Institute of Global Homelessness invited theologians, practitioners and policymakers to Rome to work on coordinating global efforts to eradicate street homelessness and to discuss potential paths

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A time to remember the faithful departed

Not so long ago, we observed a Year of Mercy. During that year the corporal and spiritual works of mercy were to be reflected upon and put into practice. Of