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More than simply an emotion we experience from time to time, joy is a virtue each of us is called to receive from God and cultivate in our lives for the good of others. Christian joy is rooted in an awareness of God’s unconditional love. When we experience God’s love …

Más que una sencilla emoción que experimentamos de vez en cuando, la alegría es una virtud que cada uno de nosotros está llamado a recibir de Dios y a cultivar en nuestra vida para el bien de los demás. La alegría cristiana se basa en la conciencia del amor incondicional …

Does the Church believe in the possibility of coming back to life after a so-called near-death experience? Can these reported experiences be considered a glimpse of the afterlife? The Church does not have an official teaching on near-death experiences. The phenomena and their cause are in the realm of speculation; …

God creates each human being in an act of divine love. As Catholics, we believe human life begins at conception and unfolds over the span of time we are given on this earth until our natural death. It is our firm hope that God, who created us in love and …

I sat in a hospital room with my seven-year-old son, the blood pressure cuff inflating and counting down, his heart rate registering on a monitor. After months of being in and out of Children’s Hospital with a mysterious illness, he was about to go under anesthesia for a biopsy and …

Dios crea a cada ser humano en un acto de amor divino. Como católicos, creemos que la vida humana comienza en la concepción y se desarrolla durante el tiempo que se nos da en esta tierra hasta nuestra muerte natural. Tenemos la firme esperanza de que Dios, quien nos creó …

Our Church celebrates World Mission Month in October; but mission is not just the Church’s focus—it is the Church’s future. Of the 1.4 billion Catholics in the world, 48% are in the Americas, with 28% living in South America. Membership in the Church is increasing, with Africa leading the way. …

by Sr Constance Veit, lsp Robert Browning, John Lennon and Pope Francis. What could a Victorian-era poet, a 20th century rock star and a 21st century pope possibly have in common? Well, I recently discovered something – each of them has tried to assure us that old age is not …

We are primed for the Sept. 11 Bengals Opening Day game. As the defending AFC Champions, we’ll take on the Steelers, and our players will don the white Bengals helmets— which makes this a natural moment to review the perennially confusing question: can we really “pray for a Bengals win?” …

“Run so as to win.” St. Paul wrote these words to the Christians at Corinth, a city with a large stadium and anchored in the centuries-old Greek athletic tradition. “Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one” (1 …