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Dunkirk

The movie "Dunkirk" is drawing large crowds as it tells the amazing story of the World War II sea rescue of 338,000 British soldiers trapped on the beaches of northern France. Eight hundred privately ...



Critical keys to success -- Part ISister Pat Boyle

Everyone admits that doing the work of evangelization has made the work of priests, staffs and parishioners more challenging. The reason is that for many Catholics, living and acting like a disciple was ...

Rampaging IndiansClark Booth

On the chance you didn't see it believe me when I tell you it was just marvelous. When their mainstay Francisco Lindor -- brilliant throughout their epic surge -- flailed wildly at a bad pitch in the ...

Living the call to 'Have courage ... go forward ... make noise!'Kathy Mears

Approximately four years ago, when addressing a group of youth, Pope Francis told the young adults to, "Have courage....go forward....make noise!" That is what we are working to do in the Catholic schools ...

Waiting at the altarJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Most girls have thought about their weddings at least once or twice before they've met someone they'd ever think of marrying. In fact, a whole lot of us begin imagining our "dream weddings" long before ...

First and lastScott Hahn

The house of Israel is the vine of God -- who planted and watered it, preparing the Israelites to bear fruits of righteousness (see Isaiah 5:7; 27:2-5). Israel failed to yield good fruits and the Lord ...

Why Our Lady of Sorrows?Father Steve Grunow

The poet Wendell Berry reflects that "for parents, the only way is hard. We who give life give pain. There is no help. Yet we who give pain give love; by pain we learn the extremity of love..." In other ...

The prerogative powerJohn Garvey

Before hurricanes took over the news cycle, two other stories absorbed the country's attention -- President Donald Trump's chest-thumping exchange with Kim Jong Un, and his decision to end Deferred Action ...

Blessed Stanley Francisco 'Aplas' RotherFather Roger Landry

This Saturday, September 23, in Oklahoma City, something historic and holy will be happening. Father Stanley Rother, the first native-born American priest martyr, will be beatified. In recent years, ...