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A symbol of international friendship that is on display at Wilmington College was hand delivered by a delegation who traveled more than 11,000 miles from Nagasaki, Japan. It’s a wooden replica of a cross recovered from Nagasaki’s Urakami Cathedral after an atomic bomb destroyed the church during World War II. …

“It is in the heart that the Holy Spirit makes the believer know that Jesus is alive and real in a way that cannot be expressed by reasoning and that no reasoning can overcome.” This line from the book This is My Body by Raniero Cantalamessa sums up some of …

It’s more than a retirement facility. It’s a real home, a family, a place where all are treated with love, compassion, dignity and respect, and all are welcomed as if they are Christ Himself. That’s how the Little Sisters of the Poor, staff, residents and residents’ family members and visitors …

Throughout January, we celebrate the liturgical memorials of many saints who dedicated themselves to learning and to education. Religious sisters, such as St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Angela Merici, formed communities of women committed to the education of youth and families. Sts. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen are …

During the Christmas season, this sweet bread is a great treat to make for and with family members. It’s also fun to make to celebrate the arrival of the Three Kings on the feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6. Lighter than a fruitcake, it’s chock full of goodies everyone …

Today’s brief video looks at the Feast of the Epiphany: a quick primer of why we celebrate this most sacred day.

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr during the Solemn Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains. " And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.." LK 22:20 (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
I have heard that sacrifice is required for worship. Consequently, the Mass is worship, while other forms of prayer are not. Is this correct? The word “sacrifice” is derived from the Latin for “making sacred.” According to the Church’s understanding, acts of worship have a sacrificial component, though the form …

By Hannah Brockhaus, Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 5, 2023 / 04:50 am Tens of thousands of people were present in St. Peter’s Square for the funeral Thursday of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a leading theologian of the 20th century and the first pope to resign from office in nearly 600 years. …

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 5, 2022 / 17:00 pm How many days is Christmas? When should you finally take those lights off the porch, or remove the tree? Read on for some of the arguments for and against commonly agreed-upon end dates for Christmas. Christmas is one day This, …

John Neumann was born on March 28, 1811, in Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. His parents were Philip and Agnes Neumann. He had four sisters and a brother. After college, John entered the seminary. When the time came for his ordination, the bishop was sick and the date …