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  • The Mission of Mercy of St. John Paul

    by Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    On a February night in 1931, a simple nun in Poland received a mystical vision of Jesus in a white robe with red-and-white rays radiating from his heart. Sister Faustina Kowalska remembered the words Jesus said to her: “Paint an image according… read more

  • Eight Weeks in the Heart of Spring

    by Tom Hoopes

    For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the Church’s calendar is genius.   In December, when the cold sets in to stay, we don’t mind because the Church gives us Advent and Christmas.   When February drives us to despair … read more

  • Doctors Defending the Right to Life

    by Matt Archbold

    In her medical practice as a family physician specializing in women’s health and fertility, Dr. Anne Nolte has often dealt with the incongruity of consoling a couple devastated by their inability to conceive and then walking into the next room … read more

  • 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