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The Best Legacy We Can Leave

Speaking during his general audience on May 11, the pope said that retirement can be a "time to leave a good legacy of wisdom, tenderness, and gifts for the family and the community."

St. Januarius' blood liquefies in miracle

St. Januarius' blood has liquified for the first time this year. Archbishop Domenico Battaglia of Naples opened the safe holding St. Januarius' blood on April 30 and found that it had liquified, according to Catholic News Agency. Traditionally, this miracle happens up to three times a year.

Mother's Day and the Gift of Mary as Mother

Mother's Day is on Sunday May 8, 2022. On this day, our hearts and minds rightly turn to the woman who gave us life and showed us the beauty of steadfast love throughout our entire lives. On Tuesday, March 4, 2013, my beloved mother Ellen died in her sleep. She had struggled for months as her aging body ran out of steam and cancer and heart problems drained the life from her. She never fully recovered from the loss of the love of her life, her husband and my father, Duval who died in 2001. She ...

Encouraging Scripture for the Single Mom on Mother's Day

Motherhood is one of the greatest gifts from the Lord, but it is also one that requires patience and strength. Parenting comes with many struggles and hurdles, even when you have a loving husband to share the responsibility. But for those moms who do it all on their own - the work becomes greater.

What happened to the Catholic Knights Hospitaller?

Catholic Online School has a great course on the Knights Templar, which you can take here. However, several students have asked about another great order of Catholic knights, the Knights Hospitaller. What happened to these noble soldiers?

FIVE MAJOR CONCERNS as LEAK reveals Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade

A leaked document reveals the Supreme Court will finally strike down the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States in 1973. The decision will leave the question of abortion up to the states. It is unknown who leaked the decision.

Pope Francis' Challenging Easter Message to the World

"Please, please, let us not get used to war! Let us all commit ourselves to imploring peace, from our balconies and in our streets! Peace!" Thus proclaimed Pope Francis in his Easter message"Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World").

Vatican Issues MUST READ document on Catholic Education

The Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education has issued an instruction for Catholic schools. As such, it is a must-read for Catholic educators.

SAINT ATHANASIUS: Defender of the Faith

The Bishop and Doctor of the Church whom we honor today in the Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar was called the Defender of the Incarnation. This title summarizes a life given over to defending the central Christian claim - about who Jesus is and who we can be - during a time in the Church when the fullness of the Gospel claim was under ferocious assault.

Why is Pope Francis being forced to sit during public appearances?

Pope Francis is remaining seated during public appearances, for now. The 85-year old pontiff has an inflamed ligament in his right knee. This issue is significant, because it raises important questions that affect the Church.