Lent: More Than Just Giving Up Something

During Lent, the actual purpose behind fasting and abstinence is to help us connect with the suffering of Jesus.

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Saint Nicholas: The Original Santa Claus

Saint Nicholas lived in Myra, a city in the province of Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) during the fourth century.

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A look into Celtic spirituality

An Irish Journey Into Celtic Spirituality

My trip to Ireland unearthed treasures about Saint Patrick and my Irish heritage. By Susan Hines-Brigger

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What Makes a Saint?

On November 1, Catholics celebrate All Saints Day, a day to honor all of the Church’s saints—both known and unknown.

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Who Was Saint Valentine?

Each year on February 14, we peruse the store shelves for the perfect gift or card for a loved one on Valentine's Day.

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A look at the Psalms

Praying the Steps: A Good Friday Tradition

"Praying the Steps" to Holy Cross-Immaculata Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a Good Friday tradition for over 150 years. By Susan Hines-Brigger

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Joe Hudepohl: Eyes on the Gold

Faster, higher, stronger: Olympic swimmer Joe Hudepohl hopes to be all three when he competes in Atlanta this month.

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The Big Deal About Lying

As parents, it’s difficult enough for us to instill values—such as honesty—in our kids without having to explain situations like those mentioned above.

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Happy Birthday to the Church!

Did you know that the feast of Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the Church?

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Waking Up With NBC’s Linda Vester

First as a traveling correspondent for NBC News and now as anchor of NBC News at Sunrise, Linda Vester has found that reporting the news can be exciting, dangerous and inspiring. It can also, she says, challenge her faith.

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