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Dating churches

Dating churches

Question: How does one date a church? When the cornerstone was laid? When it was dedicated? For example, the cornerstone at my parish says 1926, but the church itself wasn’t dedicated until 1931. — Mary via email Answer: It depends on what you mean by… read on

Christmas Mass Schedule

May the Peace of Christ dwell in your heart and home this Christmas. During the most joyous season sincere gratitude goes out to you for such wonderful support and assistance during the year past. read on

Dead bury the dead

Dead bury the dead

Question : We hear in the Gospel where Jesus says, “Let the dead bury their dead” (Mt 8:22). Yet, burying the dead is one of the corporal works of mercy. How do you resolve these things? — Paul VanHoudt , Erie, Colorado Answer : “Let the dead bury the… read on

Letters to the editor for October 28-Nov. 3, 2018

Letters to the editor for October 28-Nov. 3, 2018

Vatican II’s ‘Christus Dominus’ should be considered in China deal Re: “ Holy See, China reach agreement on bishops ” (News Analysis, Oct. 7-13). Unfortunately the full text of the provisional agreement with the state-run Chinese Patriotic Association… read on

Pray, hope, don't worry

Pray, hope, don’t worry

No matter how good, no one gets a pass. Not even a saint. The founder of the Catholic University of Milan — a priest and physician — described this saint as “an ignorant and self-mutilating psychopath who exploited people’s credulity.” But the people … read on

Editorial: Help along the way

Editorial: Help along the way

The canonization in Rome of seven new saints on Oct. 14 was one of those moments that remind believers why we’re making this journey. With thousands of Catholics from around the globe gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis officially proclaimed … read on

McCarrick progression

McCarrick progression

News reports in the first week in October took my breath away. Happenings at the Vatican seized my attention. First, Pope Francis announced the creation of an investigation to study how and why the ex-cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, went as far as he di… read on

Opening the Word: The way of hope

Opening the Word: The way of hope

Roads feature prominently in the Scriptures. In Jeremiah, the prophet speaks the Word of the Lord to Judah, still in exile in Babylon. The moment of their captivity is over, and it’s time to return home to Jerusalem. But the faithful remnant isn’t com… read on

A society without truth

A society without truth

John 18:38. “What is truth?” That verse is one of the defining moments in Scripture to the secular world. Jesus has been hauled before Pilate, the pagan Roman governor in Jerusalem. Pilate demands to know if Jesus claims to be “King of the Jews.” “You… read on

Holy Week Mass Schedule

As the Season of Lent draws to its conclusion, we enter upon the Solemn days of Holy Week. The Father summons us to walk with Jesus as He ascends the fill of Calvary in His great act of love for us – The Redemption. read on