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Lessons Mary taught at Champion

It’s been a month now since the children or grandchildren in your life have gone back to school. Whether it’s their grammar-school, primary-school, high-school, or college years, they are sitting in classrooms and receiving instruction. …

Catholic treasures of Switzerland

Say “Switzerland,” and you’re more likely to think of mountain chalets than historic cathedrals. However, the country has many Catholic treasures worth visiting. Though the Reformation had a strong impact here, many parts of the country…

Seeking St. Patrick

No saint gets a party going like Patrick. March 17, 2017, is chilly and damp in Dublin, but up to half a million spectators have shown up for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The crowd, sprinkled with green wigs and leprechaun hats, are…

More than Mardi Gras

Whether called the Crescent City, the Big Easy, the City that Care Forgot, or simply NOLA (short for New Orleans, Louisiana), the city of New Orleans bears a mystique that goes far beyond simple southern charm. It certainly has that charm.…

The pope’s church

The Archbasilica of St. John Lateran is the oldest of the four papal basilicas in Rome and serves as the cathedral church of Rome and, by extension, the ecclesiastical seat of the pope. Nov. 9 is the feast day for the Dedication of the…

Traveling the Rosary

Every Oct. 7, we Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and commemorate the 16th-century victory at the Battle of Lepanto attributed to the intercession of Our Lady. This battle was so important and Our Lady’s intercession…