Catholic Herald

The gift of life

Ten years ago, the Knights of Columbus Council 2137 hosted their first American Red Cross blood drive. Thirty drives later, the Rice Lake Knights have collected enough blood to save nearly 5,000 lives.

From Hobbit hole to adventure

There is a common, and I’ll admit somewhat understandable, interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy that sees the great work as a celebration of the virtues of the Shire, that little town where the Hobbits dwell in quiet domesticity.

Christmas Eve marks 200th anniversary of beloved carol ‘Silent Night’

Richard Szczepanowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Exactly 200 years ago this Christmas Eve — Dec. 24, 1818 — in a little church in what is now Austria, the world heard for the first time a poem set to music that eventually would be hailed as one of the most popular and beloved Christmas carols …

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