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Bingo at church is as bad for society as card games at casinos, argues Beth Haile in this month's Sounding Board. Tell us whether your parish could do without wagers by taking our survey for the July 2011 issue of U.S. Catholic.

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April 26, 2011

Happy Easter!


For the past 40 days, you have fasted, prayed, and given alms, and now it is time to celebrate the risen Christ. But celebrating shouldn't mean indulging in chocolates and jelly beans, forgetting all of the great spiritual progress you made this Lent. Make a resolution to continue your faith journey with us:
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Church: What's your sign?

Easter's empty tomb may be a better symbol of our Catholic faith than Good Friday's cross, Bryan Cones suggests.


Culture: Celebrate Earth Day the Catholic way 

Every day is earth day, so if you were too busy with Good Friday services to celebrate last week, take a look at these ideas for going green faithfully.

Life: What is Divine Mercy Sunday? 

A controversial vision became a popular devotion and a holy day celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter, explains Santiago CortÚs-Sj÷berg in this Glad You Asked. Send in your questions to blogs


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Margin Notes: White House immigration meeting yields little progress 

President Barack Obama called business, community, political, and religious leaders to the White House for a consultation on immigration last week.


The Examined Life: What kind of God do the new Mass texts imagine?

I had a chance to peek at the new liturgical texts, coming this Advent.


Catholic Tastes: Kate, Madonna, and Lady Gaga gossip  

Father, forgive me, for I'm about to sin and gossip during Holy Week, but there's just too much celebrity news to ignore!

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Book: Pathway to Our Hearts: A Simple Approach to Lectio Divina With the Sermon on the Mount 

By Archbishop Thomas Collins (Ave Maria Press, 2011) 


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Coming up next week: We are celebrating the legacy of Pope John Paul II, who will be beatified on Sunday, May 1. What one part of JPII's legacy is most significant to you? Email your response along with your name and city, state to and it may be posted online.