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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...Read More...
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...Read More...
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...Read More...
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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...Read More...
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...Read More...
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....Read More...
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