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Reflections on Pope Francis' 2021 World Day of Peace message

If ever there was a time to unleash the Catholic Church's "secret weapon," it's now!

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord: As the Magi Seek, So Should We

The first sentence of this Sunday's gospel (Mt 2:1-12) presents us with a contrast between three figures: Jesus, Herod the Great, and the magi who search the night for the focal point of a star's light, the newborn king of the Jews. Herod stands in between, not as a bridge but as an obstruction whose evil intent is to destroy the Child the magi seek. Herod represents the opposite of the divine mission of Jesus as well as the goal the magi have in mind in seeking out the Son of God made man.

Catholic Online School adds U.S. History!

Catholic Online School is adding US History to its list of courses. The first chapter, "A New Nation," is already published. A second chapter on the US Constitution will be published this week. The course, tailored for Grade 8 learners, is appropriate for all ages, especially adults seeking a refresher, or non-Americans seeking to learn the basics of US history.

'We don't know what 2021 has in store for us': Pope Francis calls for commitment to one another in the new year

A lot of lives have been completely flipped upside down during 2020, amidst the pandemic and political and social battles all over the globe. It became easy to only think about one's own suffering, ignoring all those who suffer greater than one's self.

Celebrate Sunday Mass - The Epiphany of the Lord - 1.3.21

The video for Sunday Mass will be available to view on Sunday morning.

Deacon Keith Fournier: Why I Believe that Mary is the Mother of God, Mother of the Church and Our Mother

In the undivided Church, East and West, for the first 1,000 years, devotion to and love of Mary was a shining light of the profound prayers, reflections and writings of the Christian Church. When one probes the lives of Augustine of Hippo, Bernard of Clairveaux, Therese of Liseux, the late Theresa of Calcutta and so many others within the western Christian tradition. In the East it was even more pronounced as is evident in their Liturgy. Why?

5 Biblical New Year's resolutions all Catholics should aspire to

Each year people firmly believe that this will be the year - the year they lose weight, the year they make more of an impression at work, the year something is better than the previous. But how many of us make New Year's resolutions to follow Christ?

Light a prayer candle for your New Year's resolution!

New Year's is a time of resolutions and Catholic Online is offering prayer candles to help you keep yours.

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021! Let us consecrate our hearts to the Lord

Goodbye, or perhaps good riddance to 2020! Hopefully the plague upon the land, which has wreaked so much havoc and death, will also pass. As we begin the New Year, let us use this time to turn back to God in prayer and repentance so the darkness of the past will dispel and humanity will once more flourish in faith and abundance.

Pope Francis tells how Catholics can make the world a better place

Catholics can change the world by being "bearers of gratitude," Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.