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Published: February 6, 2019   

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Pope at World Youth Day: Be an ‘influencer’ like Mary

PANAMA CITY -- Although Mary would not be considered an “influencer,” like many social media personalities, she still became the most influential woman in history by trusting “in the love and promises of God, the only force capable of making all things new,” Pope Francis told young people at the World Youth Day prayer vigil Jan. 26.

Terroristic bombing attack on Philippine church called ‘heinous and evil’

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- Church leaders condemned bomb explosions that killed at least 20 people and injured about 100 others inside a Catholic church in the southern Philippines Jan. 27. They called the attack a “heinous and evil” act of terrorism.

Covington student incident in D.C. sparks investigation

WASHINGTON -- Days after the now-famous exchange took place between Covington Catholic High School students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington, the Diocese of Covington, Ky., announced it would begin a third-party investigation into what happened at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial following the annual March for Life Jan. 18.

God’s surprises considered ‘sacred delights’ in the life of Christians

When reading sacred Scripture, I am often amazed by the unexpected ways God finds to surprise us, call us and turn our expectations upside down. This has been true throughout our history as his people. Sometimes the surprises come in the form of unlikely people; in other instances, he chooses unexpected events or objects to accomplish his purposes. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What national or global issue are you passionate about?

“A global issue I am passionately concerned about is the rapid pace of growth in artificial intelligence. ... Our inability to keep up could be disastrous. We may be approaching ... (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Seeking adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’ 

All afternoon I had been hunkered over my MacBook, perched above a frozen lake and watching the sun cast pink into the clouds. I was thinking about what lie dormant and all the possibility below, waiting to thaw. (Columns)

Catholic newspaper publishing not just job

Working in the Catholic press is a calling within a calling. Journalism is a special mission itself, but working in the Catholic press is an additional vocation. (Editorial)

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