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He’s Coming! Here’s the Schedule for Pope Francis’ USA Visit this September

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The USCCB has just announced the schedule of Pope Francis’ trip the United States from September 22 – 27, 2015.  All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. Are you planning a trip to see the Holy Father while he’s in … Continue reading


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Vatican to Canonize First Ever Married Couple: Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux

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Yesterday it was announced that Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, will be canonized by Pope Francis to coincide with the Synod on the Family coming up this October.

This is very exciting news! Continue reading


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What Everyone is Reading Today: Laudato Si by Pope Francis (FULL TEXT)

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Today Pope Francis released his much-anticipated encyclical on responsible care of the environment, Laudato Si, which translates ‘Praise Be to You’, a title taken from the famous Canticle of the Sun (also known as Canticle of the Creatures) written by St. Francis of Assisi. Continue reading


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El Salvador Has a New Blessed: Oscar Romero

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I don’t remember when was the last time that I saw happy news about El Salvador. The country is infamous for its high rate of homicides—most of them committed by maras (street gangs). Finally… the smallest country in Central America has something big to be proud of: the beatification of Salvadoran Monsignor Romero on May 23, 2015. Continue reading


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Pope Francis’ Three Keys to Knowing Jesus

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During one of this weekly Angelus addresses earlier this year, Pope Francis shared three essential tools for those who are far away from Jesus but who have a desire to get to know Him better: Continue reading


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Perú, Polonia y El Salvador: Unidos por la Fe y el Martirio

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Un mártir es una persona que sufre persecución y muerte por defender su fe. A pesar del miedo que enfrentan, se sienten consolados y hasta privilegiados en dar la vida por lo que creeen. Exactamente como Jesucristo lo hizo.

No hace falta remontarse a siglos pasados. El martirio y la Cristiandad sigue existente en nuestros días. Los protagonistas no son super héroes con super poderes, sino seres humanos con grandes virtudes de paciencia a toda prueba, una fe heroica, una esperanza triunfal, una valentía excepcional y un amor fervoroso a Dios. Continue reading


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The Catholic Company Lauches New Company Tagline: “Because Faith Matters”

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This Advent season we at The Catholic Company are happy to unveil a new company tagline!

When thinking about what our new tagline should be, we wanted to capture both what is important and valuable to our customers, and what motivates us as a business to provide goods and services to our customers. Continue reading


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Pope Francis is Coming to Philly!

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Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first confirmed stop on what is expected to be a more extensive papal visit to North America.

The pope made the announcement Nov. 17 in a speech opening an interreligious conference on traditional marriage.

“I would like to confirm that, God willing, in September 2015 I will go to Philadelphia for the eighth World Meeting of Families,” the pope said. Continue reading


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Video of Dancing Sensation Seminarians Goes Viral

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Which do you like better, tap dance or Irish dance? This video of American seminarians dueling it out on the dance floor, as a fundraiser for the North American College seminary in Rome, has gone viral on the internet and Facebook. We had to share, too! Continue reading


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UPDATED: 9 New Catholic Gifts with the Nun (ن) Symbol

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In the writings of the early Church Fathers we find that the first Christians, before they received the name “Christians,” were commonly called “Nazarenes” by their Jewish neighbors because they were followers of Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 24:5).

The Arabic letter Nun (ن) is the first letter of the word Nasara (Nazarenes), a derogatory term that Muslims have still used for centuries to refer to Christians. Continue reading


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