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Retiring military chaplains reflect on service

When Father Jerome Fehn accepted a U.S. military Legion of Merit Medal Dec. 1, he said it was more for those with whom he served than for himself, even as the award recognized his exceptional service during 20 years as an Army National Guard chaplain.

Archbishop Nienstedt’s ministry restricted in archdiocese

“While this may cause some pain, my hope is that this decision prompts further action by those with authority over Archbishop Nienstedt to resolve this question,” Archbishop Hebda said in the letter, which also announced new steps the archdiocese is taking to minister to clergy sexual abuse survivors.

Advent week three: Answering the call to joy

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Advent week three: ‘I shall say it again: Rejoice!’

What I love about the Advent season is that it captures the mixed reality of our lives. Our moments of joy and sorrow are often closely woven together.

Religious freedom laws meant to be ‘shield, not sword,’ says speaker

Religious freedom is widely misunderstood, prone to being used only for political purposes and is identified by the public mostly with the Republican politicians. And its enshrinement in law requires constant vigilance on all sides.

Education key to solving migration crisis, pope says

As the celebration of Christmas draws near, the plight of the Holy Family calls to mind the sufferings of the many men, women and children escaping war and persecution, Pope Francis said.

Reader’s Digest calls Ukrainian Catholic church a ‘real-life’ miracle

"The church that wouldn't burn," reads a headline on the cover of the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Reader's Digest magazine.

Belief in Trinity should lead to unity in the church, preacher says

Faith in the living God should translate into concrete expressions of love and unity, especially within the church, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa told Pope Francis and leaders of the Roman Curia.

Late Trappist monk still has impact on people of all faiths, says priest

Fifty years after his death, Father Thomas Merton is still helping to draw others nearer to Christ through his writings and the communities they tend to create, said Father Lawrence Morey.

Significant wins seen in the battle against pornography

If it's happened to one vacationer or business traveler, it's happened to millions: You turn on the TV in your hotel room. On comes the hotel channel. There's a menu of options you can click. One of those options will be something along the lines of "Adult Desires."