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Monday, March 19, 2018
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  • Survey: Women say Eucharist, helping poor is what it means to be Catholic
    American Catholic women are increasingly disengaged from the church although they remain affiliated and say helping the poor and receiving the Eucharist are the most important aspects of what it means to be Catholic.
  • Christmases of fun and faith
    Advent, a time of waiting and preparation, often gets a bit of a short shrift. It’s hard to not think ahead to Christmas, and our school and church activities begin to transition to the Christmas spirit sooner than Dec. 25. Waiting is difficult, especially when you’re excited about something, and for most of us, Christmas is a joyful time of family, friendship and fun. I hope that deep down inside it is also a time of faith.
  • Advent and infertility: Rediscovering a season of hope
    Advent is meant to be a season of hope and expectation. We're busy getting ready for Christmas, and, in the middle of all the shopping, wrapping, baking, and decorating, we're preparing ourselves spiritually for the coming of Christ.
  • The ‘Little Way’ to a big Advent
    Like all boys and girls, I loved Christmas when I was growing up. I loved the excitement of the Christmas trees, cookies, decorations and, of course, the presents from Santa Claus and my family. It was a magical time, and I still enjoy seeing Christmas through the eyes of children and their joy as they prepare for this wonderful season.
  • Christ’s love inspires us to accompany people with special needs, says homilist at White Mass
    All Christians are called to walk together in hope, trust and forgiveness, accompanying those who struggle and the marginalized in society, said the homilist at the eighth annual White Mass.
  • At home with Our Lady of Fatima
    One hundred years ago, in the tiny remote Portuguese hill town of Fatima, the Mother of God appeared on the 13th day of the month from May to October 1917, to three young shepherd children, delivering an urgent heavenly message of penance, prayer and sacrifice necessary for the conversion of sinners and peace on earth.
  • Conference offers a journey of hope to divorced Catholics
    Standing among a crowd of other divorced and separated people, one woman struggled to speak over still-painful emotions.
  • Advocates urge more awareness about natural family planning options
    There are plenty of myths that surround natural family planning, but advocates say the Catholic Church can help dispel those myths and raise an awareness of which fertility-awareness options exist for married couples that embrace church teaching.
  • Jubilarian couple has spent 25 years being ‘each other’s best friends’
    Sussie and Ephraim Okoro, parishioners at St. Bernard Parish in Riverdale, said the main things that have sustained them through 25 years of marriage are the love they have for each other and the faith they have in God.
  • Through 58 years of marriage, couple finds joy in serving Church and each other
    Every morning, John and Cora Landicho start their day together with daily Mass at St. Joseph’s Parish in Beltsville. The couple, who often had to spend long periods of time apart when John traveled for work, said one of the greatest joys of their 58 year-long marriage is spending time together, doing things as simple as going to the grocery store.
  •  Jubilarian couple of 50 years says it is important to ‘believe in each other’
    Three months after meeting one another, Nicola and Iolanda Fresco got married on Sept. 21, 1967. They will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year, and recently renewed their vows at the Jubilarian Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl on June 25 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
  • Catholic Extension launches online summer camp for Catholics of all ages
    Catholic Extension has launched its virtual Camp Catholic, an online summer camp for Catholics of all ages.
  • Movies with Catholic themes to hit cinemas, video
    New movies are in the works with distinctively Catholic themes.
  • Five graduation gifts for mom and dad
    Parents don’t just send their kids to the next step, they also need to let the next step actually be a step closer to adulthood and independence. So I offer five graduation gifts for moms and dads to help their kids.
  • World Youth Day logo shows symbols for Mary, Panama
    A logo depicting symbols for Mary, Panama and the Panama Canal was selected as the winning design to promote World Youth Day 2019.
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