US Catholic Faith in Real Life

Not holier than thou

By Joel Schorn | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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Read enough about our tradition’s holy role models, one saint afficionado says, and you’ll start to believe you can be one, too.

I came to the stories of the saints in a rather unusual way—and one I don’t expect any of you to share: I wrote for a Catholic homily preparation resource, and part of that work involved saying something about the feast days of the saints in the liturgical calendar. To do that, I had to read up on them.


A pilgrim’s way home

By Ana María Pineda, R.S.M. | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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Twenty-five years after Archbishop Romero's assassination, one Salvadoreña visits people and places that carry on his message.

Ana María Pineda, R.S.M.

In the evening of March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero of El Salvador was shot and killed while celebrating Mass in the chapel on the grounds of Divine Providence hospital. His enemies rejoiced while the poor of El Salvador wept.


Preferred providers

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Thenaming in 1997 of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux as a "Doctor of the church" by Pope John Paul II caused Catholics around the world to ask what the term means, what its history is, and what the significance of the title is, both for the one honored and for theCatholic tradition in general.


They did it their way

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Your book All Saints tells the stories of a broad range of saints-some officially canonized and some not, some Catholic or Christian, some not. How did you select whom to include?

 


Who was St. Augustine, and why should I care?

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“LATE HAVE I LOVED YOU, O Beauty so ancient and so new. Late have I love you!” So prayed the passionate theologian and pastor of the early church, St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430).

Unwrap the gifts of Advent

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Christmas should be an attitude toward life, not an endurance exercise. This Advent season, why not shop the scriptures rather than the malls to prepare?


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