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Where Jesus Walked

I’ll never forget the day my husband called me from the Catholic organization where he worked. “Honey, the boss said that the Pontifical Council for the Family prefers to meet couples rather than just individuals. He thinks that when I go…

Saints of New Orleans

Since the Vatican canonized the first saint from America — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton — an inordinate number of saints (and near saints) have been born in or became famous for their work in New Orleans or Louisiana. With this issue, Catholic…

Virtual Pilgrimage to Rome

Bayard, Inc. Launches the Virtual Pilgrimage "Rome, at the heart of the Church" “For the Church, pilgrimages, in all their multiple aspects, have always been a gift of grace.” --Pope John Paul II Pilgrimage, one of the most meaningful…

The carver’s hand

St. Columbkille Church had some pretty impressive artwork in the form of wood carving, thanks to Mr. McNeeley, who had been one of the first parishioners. Mr. McNeeley had put a lot of time into carving decorative scrolls on the…

My pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe

The simple, craggy hill seemed an unlikely spot for a miracle. And Juan Diego, an indigenous Mexican and recent Catholic convert, certainly wasn’t expecting one on that December 9th morning in 1531. The hill was just an obstacle on his…