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Reaching Various Catholic Groups with the Gospel

As a Church, we need to always live in the realm of what is “real and true,” including how we need carry out our evangelization efforts so that all Catholics are impacted by the message of the Gospel. To help in this assessment and planning,…

WYD Pilgrims Reveal Future of US Catholicism

A recent article from National Catholic Reporter suggests that the delegations of young Catholics from the U.S. traveling to World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow this year reflect the shifting demographics of U.S. Catholicism. Dioceses are reporting…
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Catholics, Tribes, and the 2016 Election

You are scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed, and you see a political post from an old college friend. Turned off at what you perceive to be a severely biased or untrue claim, you hover over the tiny arrow in the right-hand corner of the…
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CARA Issues Another Excellent Report

If you are intrigued by trends, care about the current state of the Church, and seek to understand where things might be headed, you should know about the Center for Applied Research of the Apostolate, popularly known as CARA. For more than…
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New York Parish Revived by Eastern-rite Catholics

Earlier this week, a particular headline caught my eye.  It announced that a closed parish in Yonkers, New York is reopening as an Eastern-rite Catholic Church serving an Indian congregation. This reminds me of my visit to the multicultural…
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Catholics, Conscience, and Catechesis

When we think about the word “conscience,” we often think about having “gut feelings,” “following your heart,” or “listening to your inner voice.” In the Catholic world, the issue of conscience took center stage in the Western…

New US Nuncio Is a Veteran Vatican Diplomat

You may be dreaming of your own retirement, and it may be years in the future or just around the bend. In the Church, there are mandatory ages for retirement when it comes to certain jobs. One very important retirement just happened—the retirement…