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Five Ways to Observe Memorial Day

1. Attend Mass at a cemetery Some Catholic cemeteries offer Mass on Memorial Day. To find one near you, contact your diocese or parish. 2. Learn about Fr. Emil Kapaun Emil Kapaun was a priest from Kansas and a U.S. Army chaplain…

Five Prayers to Say on Thanksgiving

For appreciating others We thank you, Father, for the gift of Jesus your Son who came to our Earth and lived in a simple home. We have a greater appreciation of the value and dignity of the human family because he loved and was loved…

A Mother’s Liturgy of the Hours

I grew up with a dad who prays the Liturgy of the Hours, and as a result, the Church’s daily pockets of prayer have always held a special attraction for me. Perhaps when I am an older woman, I will live the kind of life conducive to praying…

Dr. Jesus and Nurse Mary

After years of neglect by her drug-addicted mother, the social worker finally put eight-year-old Carol, into foster care. She was adopted by a loving family, but the damage had been done. Carol was wounded at a very deep level. Racked with…

The Healing Rosary

In the Evangelical church in which I was raised, we didn’t hate Catholics, but we thought they were wrong. One of the areas we were convinced they were in error was their “Mary worship.” As I followed the path to the Catholic Church, I came…