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Counselors offer 'loving sources of hope' for women seeking abortions

Posted by Megan Carlson

Two women stood near the busy road on a chilly February morning in Indianapolis. A steady, penetrating mist -- and sometimes an icy splash from a speeding car -- made for a dampness that digs deep and lingers despite layers of clothes. The temperature hovered just above freezing.

"It's ... Read More »

With heavy hearts, U.S. bishops condemn mosque attacks

Posted by Megan Carlson

U.S. Catholic bishops condemned the two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15 that left at least 50 people dead and 50 seriously injured, and they also pledged their solidarity with the Muslim community.

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, ... Read More »

Answering God's call demands courage to take a risk, pope says

Posted by Megan Carlson

Answering the Lord's call demands the courage to take a risk, but it is an invitation to become part of an important mission, Pope Francis said.

God "wants us to discover that each of us is called -- in a variety of ways -- to something grand, and that ... Read More »

Four CRS staffers, humanitarian workers aboard Ethiopian jet that crashed

Posted by Megan Carlson

Four Catholic Relief Service staff members on their way to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, were among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed moments after takeoff in the east African nation.

The accident March 10 claimed the lives of 157 people on board, many of ... Read More »

CRS Rice Bowl is a way to help practice Lent more fully

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Patrice Critchley-Menor / For The Northern Cross Through CRS Rice Bowl, we share the journey with members of our human family around the world, and commit our Lenten prayers, fasting, and almsgiving to deepening our faith and serving those in need. Portrait of Norma Candelaria Pu Perpuac, 23, ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: The sources of temptation — the flesh, the world, and the devil

Posted by Kyle Eller

As we begin the holy season of Lent, we find ourselves in the desert with Jesus. The Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent is always the temptation of Jesus in the desert. We are familiar with the three temptations. These three temptations have been traditionally known as the ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: In a culture that won’t forgive, we must forgive all the more

Posted by Kyle Eller

One of the most striking characteristics of American life in recent years may be its growing mercilessness. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism Having difficulty forgiving others is an old story, one nearly all of us of every age wrestle with at some point. Someone wounds us, we know we should ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: What should you do for Lent this year? A guide

Posted by Megan Carlson

With Lent on its way, I never know how to choose a “thing.” Do you have any suggestions for how to pick something to do for Lent? That’s a great (and perennial) question. I have personally had a tough time choosing the right thing in the past. How does ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: 50 words for snow? We need more words for love

Posted by Megan Carlson

When I was a kid, I remember hearing about “Eskimo kisses.” I suspect most readers have heard of that term. My understanding was that an Eskimo kiss was the action of rubbing your nose with the nose of someone else. Father Richard KunstApologetics Now, I never gave any thought ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Protecting children from the hidden danger inside our homes — porn

Posted by Megan Carlson

As a teenager, working and socializing in downtown Chicago, I learned through habit and culture the things you needed to do to keep yourself safe. Every circumstance included a series of choices, and you learned where to go and where not to go. You discovered ways to walk with ... Read More »