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In his collection of connected short stories, The Things They Carried, author Tim O’Brien drives the narrative arcs of his characters – American soldiers in the Vietnam War – by listing inventories of the things they carried in their backpacks, pockets, helmets and utility belts. The soldiers don’t talk about

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Feb 27, 2021 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Eight hundred years ago, a barefoot St. Dominic carried an icon of the Virgin Mary across Rome to entrust the Marian image to a new community of cloistered nuns, who have safeguarded the icon within the walls

Friday, May 1, at 3 p.m. EDT, Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), will reconsecrate the United States to Mary under the title “Mother of the Church.” Here is everything you need to know about this upcoming celebration! What is a consecration to

By Gail Finke This story originally appeared in our May 2018 print edition. Catholics around the world will celebrate a new universal feast day this month, when the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church debuts May 21. Previously celebrated in Poland, Argentina, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the