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How we fightJaymie Stuart Wolfe

''Here they come again, sir!" A memorable line spoken by a memorable character in the epic Civil War film "Gettysburg." This stirring depiction of Union troops during the Confederate assault on ...

In July, watch this blockbuster sci-fi and remember the battle!Bishop Robert Reed

If you like a good science fiction flick, "Independence Day" is an engaging movie worth viewing again -- and thinking about from a faith perspective. Released in 1996, it stars a youthful, charismatic ...

Did you know?Father Robert M. O'Grady

This week and next, there will be a feature that will appear occasionally throughout the year in the Formed in Christ column. It will provide updates about newly available and required liturgical books. ...

Be a Lifeline for Mission Seminarians!Maureen Crowley Heil

All around our country, seminarians are arriving at their summer formation assignments and, with any luck, enjoying some well-earned time with family and friends. Compare that with men who are studying ...

One flockScott Hahn

As the Twelve return from their first missionary journey in today's Gospel, our readings continue to reflect on the authority and mission of the Church. Jeremiah says in the First Reading that ...

St. Benedict and his medal: Defense against demonic attacksDr. R. Jared Staudt

Temptations in a fallen city, memories of a beautiful woman, a poisoned chalice, the attacks of an envious priest, curses from a pagan priest, a rock that won't budge, another that falls on a young ...

What does 'Ordinary Time' mean in the church's calendar?Jenna Marie Cooper

Q: I once heard a priest talk about Ordinary Time and that it didn't mean "plain" or that other times were more important. Of course, I can't remember how he explained it. Can you explain some more? A: ...

Eucharistic Prayers for Reconciliation and for Masses with ChildrenFather Robert M. O'Grady

This final article on Eucharistic Prayers considers two sets of Eucharistic Prayers that can be used in very specific circumstances. Eucharistic Prayers for Reconciliation I and II These two prayers ...

Mainstay of Seminarians in the Missions: The Society of St. Peter ApostleMaureen Crowley Heil

Our latest visitor to the Pontifical Mission Societies of Boston took me on a walk down memory lane. Archbishop Lambert Bainomugisha from the Archdiocese of Mbarara, Uganda was in town to be the main ...

Arise!Scott Hahn

God, who formed us in His imperishable image, did not intend for us to die, we hear in today's First Reading. Death entered the world through the devil's envy and Adam and Eve's sin; as a ...