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Baptism by nurse in hospital/ Which knee for genuflection?
Apr 24 2017
According to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, “a genuflection, made by bending the right knee to the ground, signifies adoration, and therefore it is reserved for the Most Blessed Sacrament.”

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Divine Mercy Sunday
Apr 24 2017
What a difference it makes to let God’s peace, his mercy rule our hearts.

The Benedict Option and the identity/relevance dilemma
Apr 21 2017
The very intensity of the interest in the text in one way proves Dreher's central point, namely, that there is a widely-felt instinct that something has gone rather deeply wrong with the culture and that classical Christianity, at least in the West, is in a bit of a mess.

Why do you want to be married in the Catholic Church?
Apr 18 2017
Love is never about the least that that can be done for the beloved but the most that can be done

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Easter Sunday
Apr 18 2017
Once the Lord’s mercy has set our hearts free from sin, and once we have met the Risen Lord in Word and Sacrament, then we will more easily be able to see Christ in others.

Call to compassion
Apr 18 2017
Yes, we encounter pain and suffering on earth, but we walk with one another, and God is with us every step along the way.

Prayer against tornadoes?/ Are the rich evil?
Apr 17 2017
Father Kenneth Doyle fields questions about prayers against tornadoes and whether the rich are evil.

Death without dignity in the nation's capital
Apr 15 2017
The Council of the District of Columbia and the mayor have approved a law allowing physician-assisted suicide. Under Article I of our Constitution, Congress has legislative authority over the district and can block that law. Here are three nonpartisan reasons why it should do so.

How do we find God?
Apr 13 2017
Father Joseph Breighner offers three tips for getting closer to God.

Missionary disciples at work
Apr 13 2017
Respect for all human life from conception to natural death is a central tenet of our faith. It serves as the underpinning of what we believe, teach and practice.

'The Case for Christ' and a stubbornly historical religion
Apr 13 2017
The Case for Christ is interesting for any number of reasons, but I think it is particularly compelling for its subtle portrayal of the psychological, spiritual, and intellectual dynamics of evangelization.

Amen: Love and sex in a poisonous culture
Apr 11 2017
“People really want to be challenged to be better than even they think they can be,” Father Matthew Buening said.

Archbishop Lori's Homily: Chrism Mass
Apr 11 2017
Anything and everything we hope to do in renewing a spirit of evangelization in our parishes and throughout the Archdiocese hinges on our encounter with Jesus – today and every day of our priestly lives.

A week of turmoil and triumph
Apr 06 2017
Each year, we celebrate the most momentous week in all of history, a week filled with turmoil and triumph: Holy Week.