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FAITH ALIVE: Advent focus: Preparation and expectation
An Advent wreath decorates the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Dec. 14, 2015. Catholics regard Advent as a season of preparation and expectation, of promise and hope. CNS photo/Paul Haring
An Advent wreath decorates the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Dec. 14, 2015. Catholics regard Advent as a season of preparation and expectation, of promise and hope. CNS photo/Paul Haring
Since its fourth-century origins in Western Europe, the season of Advent has undergone various configurations, purposes and focuses depending on who was celebrating it, where, how and why. More ...
Friday, October 21, 2016

FAITH ALIVE: Catholic health care now and long ago
The Christian community's long tradition of providing hands-on care for the sick continues in today's complicated, ever-changing universe of medicine. It is a tradition rooted in very early church history. More ...
Friday, October 14, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: The Fathers of the Church: Who they are and why they matter
Almost as soon as anyone begins to explore Christian heritage, he or she invariably runs across references to "the Fathers of the Church" or "early Church Fathers." One gets the clear impression that whoever they are, these people are important!

Protestant, Orthodox and Catholic writers all tip their hats to them. Popes and councils constantly quote them.
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Friday, October 7, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: Early Church Mothers?
In recent years, some have charged that the role of women in the early church was glossed over or, even worse, deliberately suppressed. The best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" is a case in point. More ...
Friday, September 30, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: A Holy Year for contemplating the face of mercy
A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say. But for revealing what "mercy" truly entails, a picture may be worth many more words than that. More ...
Friday, September 23, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: Challenges continue to church's stand against assisted suicide
Concern for human life and dignity from conception to natural death is a fundamental principle of Catholic teaching.  More ...
Friday, September 16, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: Jewish origins of the Lord's Prayer
As Jews, Christ's disciples already knew how to pray. Psalms were sung as the priests offered the sacrifices in the Temple. Psalms were chanted in the synagogue services and prayed around the table at Passover. More ...
Friday, September 9, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: Promoting the common good in the public square
What happens in a society when violent killings escalate to the point of becoming commonplace? More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: Why honor a saint's relics?
The human heart is a clear symbol in human language for love. To speak of giving one's heart away, whether in pop music or in the poetry of the ages, is to speak of giving love and sharing life. More ...
Friday, August 26, 2016
FAITH ALIVE: The story of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata
In the eyes of the 20th-century global Catholic community, a woman known everywhere simply as "Mother Teresa" was a living saint. More ...
Friday, August 12, 2016
FAITH ALIVE; Finding dignity and purpose in work
What is your attitude toward work? Do you work in order to live, or do you live in order to work? How do you express yourself through your work? Do you feel that you accomplish something of value most days, or do you feel that your labor is meaningless toil that only achieves your minimal paycheck? More ...
Sunday, July 10, 2016

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