Life: No pain, no gain
Sister Mary Patrick's call to "offer it up" in grammar school may now seem a bit outdated, acknowledges Bill Harkins, but it can also be a way to tough it out with those who don't get a choice about when it hurts.
Church: Why do we say Mary is "ever virgin"?
Mary's virginity is has long been understood as a symbol of her purity, write Bob O'Gorman and Mary Faulker in this Glad You Asked from the archives. But the word "virgin" has meant different things depending on the time and place.
Culture: Day of Recollection
The terrorist attacks of that clear September day 10 years ago changed the world in many ways, writes Heidi Schlumpf in this Reader Survey. What hasn't changed, however, is U.S. Catholic readers' resolve to seek a change for the better.
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The Examined Life: Communion for the divorced and remarried: A bishop said that?
"We are all faced with the problem of how we can help people in whose lives certain things have gone wrong and that includes a wrecked marriage. This is a question of mercy and we will be discussing this problem intensively in the near future."
The Examined Life: A Catholic defense strategy?
I was only half paying attention to an interview with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on the radio this morning when he said something that piqued my interest: that his work is seriously influenced by his Catholic faith.
Catholic Tastes: The quest for the missing iPhone
A prototype of Apple's new iPhone 5 recently went missing, and the company is doing everything in its power to get it back--including allegedly misleading and possibly threatening a suspect.
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