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Holy Communion with God and Those We Love

When you’re at Mass and you receive Jesus in Holy Communion, guess what? You may also hope to be in holy communion with your departed loved ones, a closer communion and a deeper love than you ever had on earth.

On the Annunciation, let Mary be your guide

Do you have trust issues with God? On April 8, let Mary be your guide. The Solemnity of the Annunciation can teach you how to place your expectant trust in Him. 

Thousands expected at the National Shrine for Divine Mercy Weekend 2024

More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the annual Divine Mercy Sunday Weekend festivities on April 6-7. An international broadcast of the Marian Fathers’ celebration will air on the EWTN Global Catholic network beginning at 12 Noon ET on Sunday, April 7.

Happy Easter! Go forth in holiness!

Happy Easter! The knowledge that the Father wants to raise each of us up with Christ gives us great cause for rejoicing, but it doesn't give us a magic wand. We have to respond.

The Holy Week 'Hinge': the Pascal Triduum

What is the Paschal Triduum, March 28, 29, and 30, and what does it mean? Brother Stephen J., MIC, explains that to participate in the Church’s full celebration of the Paschal Mystery is one of the best ways to celebrate Easter.

Bookends of the Spiritual Life: Palm Sunday and Good Friday

Palm Sunday, April 2, and Good Friday, April 7, are bookends of the spiritual life in a lot of ways. Let us welcome our King, the Son of David, with hosannas. Let us lay our palms beneath the feet of His mount, and never forget that the palm is an ancient symbol of martyrdom.

When the Corner Pharmacy Becomes an Abortion Center

In an announcement that sent shockwaves through the pro-life movement nationwide, the pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens announced that the dangerous abortion drug mifepristone would be sold in their stores in select states. The abortion pill is now the leading cause of death for preborn children. 

Understanding the Message of Mercy as a Parish Community

Inspired by Fr. Chris Alar's book Understanding Divine Mercy and eager to spread the Divine Mercy message in their Missouri parish, a group of parishioners builds a Lenten mission and sparks a spiritual renewal.

“The Son Receives from His Father”

On this Solemnity of St. Joseph, Br. Stephen J., MIC, offers an original poem about the foster father of Jesus and his Son.

North American Sanctity: St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Canada

Long before his official declaration as Patron of the Universal Church by Pope Pius IX in 1870, Canada was already consecrated to St. Joseph (feast day: March 19), the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster-father of Jesus.

‘The Word of God abides’: St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Doctor of the Church

He is author of the earliest recorded systematic teachings of the Catholic faith. He suffered persecution and banishment for adherence to the truths of the faith. Ultimately, he was declared a Doctor of the Church for his exemplary writings explaining the tenets of the faith. He is St. Cyril of Jerusalem (315-386 A.D.). whose feast we celebrate on March 18.

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