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Priests bring Jesus to us through their love of music

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Bishop Jugis rededicates Catholic Conference Center in Hickory after $1M in renovations

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Glass Nativity scene turns heads in Charlotte gallery

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Room in the Inn brings together churches to help the homeless

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Batrice Adcock: Sexuality, the gift of communion

Batrice Adcock: Sexuality, the gift of communion

Pope St. John Paul II's "Theology of the Body" is a catechesis in defense of Pope Paul VI's 1968 encyclical "Humanae Vitae" ("Of Human Life"), which reaffirms Church teaching against artificial contraception, in the context of Catholic teaching...

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Denise Bossert: Make this Advent a pilgrimage of the heart

Denise Bossert: Make this Advent a pilgrimage of the heart

I have dipped my toes in the chaos of the Christmas-before-Advent scene. I've been to the mall once. I've landed on radio stations that play Christmas music around the clock – and quickly popped in my rosary CD to escape the noise. I've seen...

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April Parker: Come to the stable this Christmas

April Parker: Come to the stable this Christmas

While visiting family members one evening for an early Christmas dinner, my aunt suggested that my family drive by the live Nativity scene that her church was putting on just down the street. Since she made mention of live animals, my 4-year-old...

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Poetry, illustrations, more help ring in children's Christmas reading

Poetry, illustrations, more help ring in children's Christmas reading

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following books are suitable for Christmas giving: "I Lived on Butterfly Hill" by Marjorie Agosin. Atheneum Books for Young Readers (New York, 2014). 455 pp., $16.99. Lucila has a good life: a loving family, close...

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Sacred and human: New Washington art exhibit shows both sides of Mary

Sacred and human: New Washington art exhibit shows both sides of Mary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If the saints, because of their sheer holiness, can sometimes seem hard to relate to, the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, can seem even more distant. But a new exhibition of Western European artwork portraying Mary during...

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Film offers 'renewed understanding' of Mary's importance to church

Film offers 'renewed understanding' of Mary's importance to church

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A film director raised in Longmont is taking on Mary's story with a new film in production in Hollywood. "She was the first one to say 'Yes' to Christ, to take on this whole idea of being the Mother of all of us....

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