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  • Sharing Stories of Faith

    by Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    At a conference my sister met a missionary who was working with people in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The atheist government there had banned all foreigners. They had especially banned religious workers from having contact with the indigenous tribes… read more

  • Answering God's Call in the Second Half of Life

    by Lori Hadacek Chaplin

    Looking back, Fr. Philip Luebbert, 63, had always known that God was calling him to the priesthood, but health problems and indecision amidst a rapidly changing Church delayed his ordination until the age of 60.   Fr. Luebbert remembers being … read more

  • What Is The New Evangelization?

    by Greg Willits

    We were having dinner with several other Catholics last summer, when my wife Jennifer posed the question, “What’s the first thing you think when you hear the phrase new evangelization?”   Around the table, everyone nodded in … read more

  • The New Catholic Digest Is Here

    by Danielle Bean

    The new Catholic Digest is hitting mailboxes this week—have you received your copy yet?   If you are a subscriber, you should be receiving your copy of new Catholic Digest soon. I hope you will give me some feedback… read more

  • New 9/11 memorial parks

    by Kathryn Oates

    In the 10 years since the terrorist attacks, communities in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania have raised funds and built memorial parks to honor the legacy of the nearly 3,000 people who perished when four passenger airplanes were hijacked by terrorists… read more

  • How is my job holy?

    by Jeff Darrey

    As told to Kerry Weber*   I grew up in the era of the Baltimore Catechism, and I learned that my purpose in life is to “know, love, and serve God.” Now, at 63, these simple teachings are fundamental to who I am. I try to quietly offer… read more

  • How to help Catholics come home

    by Melanie Rigney and Anna M. LaNave

    You see inactive Catholics everywhere: the woman at the playground who looks wistful when you talk about the parish school; the co-worker who jokes when he observes you not eating meat on a Lenten Friday; the neighbor who waves as you drive away to Mass… read more

  • The Church on Facebook

    by Lenora Rand

    "Oreon told me she’s praying for you,” my husband, Gary, said in between bites. He and I were having dinner one night when I was in the throes of a particularly stressful time at work. “Why is Oreon praying for me?” I asked. I … read more

  • The rapping priest, the Power Ranger, and the pope

    by Kerry Weber

    From the start, the stage was set for love. Literally. In front of a packed crowd attending “Catholic Thrive,” a conference for young adults and singles of all ages, a few brave individuals sat on a stage, separated by a divider. On one side: … read more