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He Emptied Himself

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

The New Beginning

Celebrating Palm Sunday

Expressing Care at a Distance

Holy Week 2020: Active Participation from Afar

Free Resource for Teachers: Teaching Human Dignity

Simple Prayers for Complicated Times

The Beauty of Holy Week Traditions

La Belleza de las Tradiciones de Semana Santa

Journeying with Jesus to Calvary

Viajando con Jesús al Calvario

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Two Questions for Your Lenten Journey

The Limits of Hope

Celebrating the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Creating Catechetical Lessons for Parents and Kids

Trading Perfectionism for Holiness

Finding Order in Disorder

Free Resource for the Family: A Guide to Night Prayer for Lent

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Faith and Science: The First Creation Narrative in Genesis

The Depths of Mercy

Prayerful Participation in an Online Mass

Celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Retreat Into Silence

A Devotion to St. Joseph

Mass in the Time of Coronavirus

A Devotion to St. André Bessette

A Devotion to St. Ignatius

What If Public Masses Are Canceled?

The Hidden Life

Stories of Grace: Humility After Pride

A Devotion to St. Bernadette

A Devotion to St. Gianna Beretta Molla

A Devotion to St. Hildegard of Bingen

Faith and Science: Acknowledging God as the Creator

The Pain of Healing

Stories of Grace: Really Good Ponds

Surrendering in Prayer: The Liturgy of the Hours

Making Peace Like St. Casimir

Co-Responsibility: Cultivating Hope in the Face of Disappointment

Small Talk and Big Appetites for Truth in Communications

The Risk of Presence

Caminando con Jesús a través de la Cuaresma

Journeying with Jesus through Lent

Lenten Playlist: 40 Songs for 40 Days

Mardi Gras, NOLA, Revelry, and Redemption

Faith and Science: Different Perspectives on One Universe

Formation for Mature Discipleship

Journey with The Saint John's Bible

Evangelization through Social Media

Choosing your Lenten practices

Sex Week and the End of Romance

Love and Vulnerability

Face-to-Face with Love

Love, the Liturgy, and the Really Real

Faith & Science: The Foundation of a Catholic Approach to Science

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Forming Witnesses through Pro-Life Teaching Resources

Modeling God's Mercy in the Classroom

Miracles at the Crossroads of Faith and Science

Engaging Adult Faith Formation in Catholic Grade Schools

The Gift of Catholic Education

Stories of Grace: Finding Grace Through Adoption

Mastering the Art of the Parish Gathering

Women Who Inspire Us: Meet Venus Salinas Wozniak

The Price of Our Humanity: Cost Effectiveness, Abortion, and Disability

Theological Education: An Investment in Eternity

Women Who Inspire Us: Meet Andrea Blanco

A Message to Young People Marching for Life: Be Open

Our Most Read Posts of 2019

Women Who Inspire Us: Meet Julianne Stanz

Practices and Intentionality in the Home

Empoderamiento, Representación, y Educación en línea

Empowerment and Representation through Online Education

The Christmas Crèche: Inculturation and the Incarnation, Part 4

Taken, Blessed, Broken, Shared: Becoming Bread for the World

Choosing a Saint for the New Year

Spotify Playlist: Sing We Now of Christmas

Avoid Seasonal Burnout

Walking with Mary These Final Advent Days

The Christmas Crèche: Inculturation and the Incarnation, Part 3

Pray the O Antiphons

Imitating Mary, Mother of Life

The Christmas Crèche: Inculturation and the Incarnation, Part 2

Celebrate Our Lady of Loreto

Music of Darkness and Light

Songs for the Advent Season

Multicultural Posadas: Embracing a Culture of Encounter

A Catholic Approach to Gift-Giving

The Christmas Crèche: Inculturation and the Incarnation, Part 1

Thanksgiving Greetings

Great Holiday Expectations

Tiles in the Divine Mosaic

The Kanye Moment

The Church: Imitating Her Saints

Called & Co-Responsible: Renewing Leadership for the Evangelizing Mission of the Church

The Lived Faith of Mister Rogers

Ben Howard's Beatific Vision

The Church and Her Canon of Saints

Dignity, Defiance, and Mirth: A Plan for Dying Well

Learning to Accompany through Other-Centered Ministry

Stories of Grace: More, Not Less

The Church, Her Culture, and the Saints

The Liturgy Teaches Us How to Be Human

Memory as an Antidote to the Culture of Death

The Church and Her Saints

Sharing the Light of the Saints

Remembering Christ in Faithful Citizenship

Heaven on Earth: "Field of Dreams" at 30

St. John Paul II's Holistic Commitment to Social Justice

Living a Consistent Life Ethic, Part 3

Wounded by Love: History, Evangelization, and the Sacred Heart

Engaging Young Catholics through Media

Meet the Newest Saints of the Church

Living a Consistent Life Ethic, Part 2

The Challenges of Teaching Life

Rooting Daily Decision in Faith by Practicing Observance

The Rosary in Real Life

Living a Consistent Ethic of Life, Part 1

Guardian Angels: Messengers of Divine Grace

Thérèse of Lisieux, Saint of the 'Little Way'

A Saint in Progress: Seeing Leonardo Da Vinci's St. Jerome

"Can TV Make Us Better People?"

Series Recap: Embracing Parish Life

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Compassionate Mystic

Opening Doors & Crossing Thresholds

Embracing Parish Life, Part 4: Getting Involved

Embracing Parish Life, Part 3: Tithing

Learning to Teach, Learning to Serve

Embracing Parish Life, Part 2: Registering

Embracing Parish Life, Part 1: Choosing a Parish

Singing to the Queen

How a Parish Builds on the St. Pius X Message of Renewal

The Imperishable Crown of St. Stephen, King of Hungary

Maximilian Kolbe, Saint of Auschwitz

Christian Marriage and Family Life as Leaven in the World

Sufjan Stevens and the Journey Toward Transfiguration

Give Group Prayer a Try

The Parish Festival: A Chance for Encounter and Evangelization

Identity and Belonging in an All-Girls School

How Humanitarian Aid Can Diminish Human Sanctity

Call (Me) the Midwife

Stories of Grace: Ballet, Brokenness, and Building a Home

Never Too Old for Fairy Tales

St. Augustine's Analogy for Understanding the Trinity

Stories of Grace: Symphony of Grace in G Major

"As Kingfishers Catch Fire" Hopkins and the grace-filled life

Remembering our baptism in the sign of the cross

Stories of Grace: A Gift From Mary

Praying with Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians

How swapping apps on my phone changed my prayer life

Can we still experience wonder and awe?

Stories of Grace: Yes, I am home

The secret key to the Chronicles of Narnia

Three stages of encountering God in prayer

Stories of Grace: The rewards of vulnerability

Is Dorothy Day a saint?

Integrating prayer and action, the works of mercy

Stories of Grace: As majestic as the mountains

Practical ways to help women facing unplanned pregnancy

How to pray through fasting

Stories of Grace: Coming Home

An uplifting poem for the Feast of the Visitation

How to pray with Taizé music

Stories of Grace: Visiting a Friend

Grace in imperfection, lessons for Christian perfectionists

How to pray with a labyrinth, a walking meditation

Stories of Grace: To see and be seen

Dr. Norman Francis, Notre Dame’s 2019 Laetare Medal awardee

How to practice centering prayer, to pray and be with God

Stories of Grace: No place like this

Family life and the role of order

How to pray the Examen, praying your experiences

Stories of Grace: Trusting in God's Story

4 prayers to pray with our kids

How to practice lectio divina, pray with Scripture

Stories of Grace: The Body of Christ

Cultivating docility, a lesson from Our Lady of Good Counsel

Cultivating docility, a virtue for life's decisions

The importance of feasting in the Christian tradition

Easter and the life-giving vocation of us all

Learning from the Exsultet, the proclamation hymn of Easter

At Notre-Dame de Paris, cross and altar survive. Is it a miracle?

What Christ the Bridegroom teaches us about marriage

A lesson in almsgiving from an 8-year-old

Christus Vivit: Pope Francis on building robust community

Christus Vivit: Pope Francis on digital media and young people

Stories of Grace: Plunging into the depths of grace

Praying with our bodies

Four poems that can help us teach our kids about God

Seeing as God sees

Spirited song: Celebrating St. Joseph during Lent

World Down Syndrome Day: A reflection on two loves

To be just like St. Joseph

Why we sacrifice for Lent

How to help your teen honor the sabbath

Making space for God

Investing time in our children, an antidote to abuse

Made for greatness, not comfort

God and the Grand Canyon

The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter and how to observe it

St. Thérèse and choosing to be interrupted

Praying the Angelus daily

Developing anti-fragile faith

A Catholic take on Valentine's Day

Studying theology as a working adult

Longanimity: The virtue of waiting for God

Ways to celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes as a family

How to make a grotto cake to celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes

19 Catholic books for 2019

Sports and spiritual preparation

The Mexican celebration of Candlemas

Does God care who wins the Super Bowl?

DIY 'stained glass' luminaries to celebrate Candlemas

What is Candlemas and how to observe it

Ways to get students involved in school liturgies

Free 3D printable: St. Thomas Aquinas

What St. Paul teaches us about conversion and parenting

St. Francis de Sales and using words like a Christian

Pope Francis and the Franciscan approach to news media

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on uniting justice and love

Building a pro-life household

Pro-life means taking care of mothers, too

A Catholic review of "Reversing Roe" on Netflix

What to do if you can’t attend the March for Life

9 Days for Life Novena starts today

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