US Catholic Faith in Real Life

Journalist Tim Egan on the pilgrimage that reignited his faith

Family trauma and professional skepticism led to a 1,000-mile walk of faith.

By A U.S. Catholic interview |
Article Your Faith

Timothy Egan was at a crossroads. Raised in a large, devout, progressive Irish Catholic family in Washington State, the bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times had let the faith of his upbringing lapse. It was “time to force the issue, to decide what I believe or admit what I don’t,” he says. For him, the way forward was a pilgrimage: the Via Francigena.

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What a devoted dog can teach us about Christ’s love

The synchronization between shepherd and sheepdog provides a glimpse of Trinity.

By Sue Stanton |
Article Your Faith

Once on a bus ride through the lush green hills of Jordan, on the side of the road I saw a border collie like mine. It was standing quietly next to a young Bedouin shepherd busily moving his hands as he spoke to an older man. I watched the dog’s head turn slow and steady. Scanning from side to side, the black and white gazed into the flock of sheep that stretched out before it.

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10 Catholic pilgrimages that don’t require a passport

Holy ground is everywhere—even down America's backroads.

By Susan Salaz |
Article Your Faith

We are all pilgrims. Recent events have taught us that we are all on a journey, at times together, but the pilgrimage is our own.

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Find God in creation with St. Cuthbert

Let this pilgrim saint show you the way of love.

By Kenneth McIntosh |
Article Your Faith

This is one article in a three-part series on pilgrim saints, also including: Pray while you walk with St. Dominic de Guzman and Work for justice with St. Katharine Drexel.

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Work for justice with St. Katharine Drexel

Let this pilgrim saint show you the way of justice.

By Alice Camille |
Article Your Faith

This is one article in a three-part series on pilgrim saints, also including: Pray while you walk with St. Dominic de Guzman and Find God in creation with St. Cuthbert.

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Pray while you walk with St. Dominic de Guzman

Let this pilgrim saint show you the way of love.

By Rhonda Miska |
Article Your Faith

This is one article in a three-part series on pilgrim saints, also including: Work for justice with St. Katharine Drexel and Find God in creation with St. Cuthbert.

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