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What makes Vivaldi unique among composers? He was a priest.

What makes Vivaldi unique among composers? He was a priest.

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

While Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” echoes in concert halls and elevators around the world, for some, his greatest masterpieces are not the scores resonating spring, summer, fall and winter, but rather his sacred music.

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Why the drafting of ‘Humanae Vitae’ matters, 50 years later

Why the drafting of ‘Humanae Vitae’ matters, 50 years later

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

As its 50th anniversary approaches, the story of how Blessed Pope Paul VI arrived at the final text of “Humanae Vitae” will be a main focus of discussion.

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How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church may be thousands of years old, but its bishops are rapidly adjusting to the demands of 21st-century communication.

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Art experts solve Renaissance mystery in papal palace

Art experts solve Renaissance mystery in papal palace

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two works painted by Renaissance master Raphael have been newly identified after art experts restored famous frescoes in the Apostolic Palace of Vatican City.

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Pope calls for peace, help for poor

Pope calls for peace, help for poor

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following our recent meeting in the Vatican, and in response to your thoughtful request, I would like to offer some considerations that, together with all the Pastors of the Catholic Church, I consider important in view of the forthcoming meeting of the G20, …

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Holy tattoo! A 700-year old Christian tradition thrives in Jerusalem

Holy tattoo! A 700-year old Christian tradition thrives in Jerusalem

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the Old City of Jerusalem it’s hard to escape the ancient history that’s still alive within its walls.

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Pope dedicates July to praying for those distant from the faith

Pope dedicates July to praying for those distant from the faith

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his prayer video for the month of July, Pope Francis has asked Christians to join him in praying for those who have strayed from the faith, providing hope to them through the witness of our joy and actions.

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Is the Benedict Option the only option?

Is the Benedict Option the only option?

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

– When Josh and Laura Martin, both converts to the faith, moved their growing family of six from the city of Dallas, Texas to the hills of Oklahoma, they didn’t necessarily know that they were participating in the “Benedict Option.”

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You’ve got questions (about death)? The church has answers.

You’ve got questions (about death)? The church has answers.

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the 14th century, approximately one third of the population of Europe – or anywhere from 75 million to 200 million people – was wiped out due to what became known as the Black Death.

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Bishop Barron: How to evangelize the ‘nones’

Bishop Barron: How to evangelize the ‘nones’

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The way we evangelize should grab the world by the shoulders and shake it out of its apathy, Bishop Robert Barron told a crowd of Catholic leaders Tuesday

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