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Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem: A Pro-life Message of Hope in The Holy Land

Jan 18, 2019 By Whitney Hetzel

The Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem, in which over 4,000 babies are delivered each year, is located on the West Bank in Palestine and is known as the "birthplace of hope." To see the tiniest of humans in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit of the hospital, with their little white and red caps,  is to understand why this hospital[...]

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How Holy Week is Celebrated Around the World

Apr 08, 2017 By Veronica Mena

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The Patron Saints of Beer

Mar 15, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

For many centuries, brewers have invoked the names of patron saints to bless and protect their beers. Since the early brewing process was not well understood, often times the batch of beer was not fit for drinking. The poor quality was mystically blamed on evil spirits and specifically on "brew witches" or "beer witches."