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Published: November 8, 2017   

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Child martyrs showed mature fidelity to the faith

MEXICO CITY -- St. Cristobal was about 12 or 13 when he confronted his father in 1527 over drinking “pulque,” an alcoholic beverage made from fermented sap of the agave plant.

Many cultures, one Church

During the first Universal Church Food Festival held at Holy Redeemer Church in El Dorado Oct. 14, Father Edward D’Almeida (left), Melanie Moses, Francie Berglund and Albino Garcia staffed the Venezuelan table decorated with a flag, a ship and a piranha. (Photo)

Court declines hearing on display

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal about an order to remove a Ten Commandments display outside City Hall in Bloomfield, N.M.

Catholic organizations working on Puerto Rico’s recovery

QUEBRADILLAS, Puerto Rico -- A month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Catholic organizations, groups and individuals were still among the most prominent responders to the needs of a suffering people.

World’s largest rosary collection displayed in Washington museum

STEVENSON, Wash. -- Travelers who happen upon a regional museum in Washington state are frequently surprised to find there the largest collection of rosaries in the world — according to no less an authority than “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.”

Prayerful daily review guided by Holy Spirit brings us closer to God

Part of the rich tradition of the Catholic Church is to look back on our day’s activities to remember how well we responded to God’s call that day. St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) wrote his Examen in about 1524 as part of his well-known Spiritual Exercises. It is a simple way to do a daily review. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

How do you picture heaven?

“I picture heaven to be the place a person is the most happy. When you pass, there is first a big light but when you appear, there will be big golden gates with angels of all color with gold wings, guarding the gates. If your soul is clean the gate will ... (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Weinstein is not the only one

Harvey Weinstein is a pig. It’s not language I would normally use in a column, but the cascade of revelations about his treatment of women and men, most particularly his twisted and apparently constant sexual advances, demands a blunt assessment. (Columns)

Uniting to fight online exploitation

Despite its countless benefits in advancing learning and global communication, the internet has had its pitfalls. The most heinous has been the growth of online child sexual exploitation. (Guest commentary)

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