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Pope Francis: conversion isn't just an appearance – it's a matter of the heart

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Special video: Watch 'A day in the life of a parish priest'

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Colorful, reverent Polish Mass draws hundreds

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Mother Teresa Villa, a 'dwelling place of love,' opens

Bishop Jugis dedicates new apartment home in Charlotte Aug. 25

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Dr. Kamila Valenta: Cuba, other post-Communist countries need evangelization

Dr. Kamila Valenta: Cuba, other post-Communist countries need evangelization

Thanks to the hard work of diplomats, politicians, and the Catholic Church, the relationship between the United States and Cuba has recently warmed up and the two countries established diplomatic relations for the first time in 54 years. After...

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The Poor Clares: Reflections on the Year for Consecrated Life: Ora et labora: Active, contemplative vocations

The Poor Clares: Reflections on the Year for Consecrated Life: Ora et labora: Active, contemplative vocations

If you search a list of Catholic religious orders, institutes and congregations, you will likely be amazed at the number of charisms present in consecrated life. That is a reflection of the multifaceted beauty of our Church and the inexhaustible...

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Fred Gallagher: Grieving as a Catholic

Fred Gallagher: Grieving as a Catholic

In my professional life I have written on grief and the grieving process. A few months ago my younger brother lost his wife tragically. I see his grief circulating through him daily and I am amazed at his fortitude and his faith in the face...

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Our Lady of Lourdes college student illustrates children's book

Our Lady of Lourdes college student illustrates children's book

MONROE — Zuleyma Castrejon is a gifted young artist who wants to use her artistic talents to serve God by serving others. Castrejon has been a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Monroe since her parents, Severiano and Esmeralda,...

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Catholic convert pens 'Manual for Spiritual Warfare'

Catholic convert pens 'Manual for Spiritual Warfare'

CHARLOTTE — He is an internationally known speaker, author and journalist who now serves as the editor of Charlotte-based TAN Books, but Dr. Paul Thigpen was not always Catholic, or even a practicing Christian. In his teenage years, Thigpen...

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'Good is Winning' social media effort gears up for Pope Francis' visit

'Good is Winning' social media effort gears up for Pope Francis' visit

Wanted: Millennials for digital evangelization gig CHARLOTTE — A broad social media project that aims to engage with young people during Pope Francis' visit this fall to the United States has its roots in the Diocese of Charlotte. Kathleen...

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