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Questions Catholics Ask
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What should we do if we can't go to Mass?
In most dioceses, participating in Sunday Mass is suspended for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet we’re reminded of the Fourth Commandment: Keep holy the Lord’s Day. Here are some ways to stay connected to the universal Body of Christ.
Homily of the month
Homily of the month
Go inside the tomb
Easter comes amid spring rebirth, on a day of bonnets and bunnies, sweets and playtime. We're rousing ourselves from winter and ending our Lenten fasts. The Lord has risen; we are saved. It's time to savor life, writes Jennifer Tomshack in Prepare the Word's featured homily for Easter.
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Additional resources during COVID-19 pandemic

In the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Pope Francis calls all Christians to unite in prayer at noon on March 25.

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Additional resources during COVID-19 pandemic

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One day during a prolonged funk, when I was sure the world as we know it was coming to an end, my neighbor stopped by to ask me for help.

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When Bernard Hebda was in eighth grade, he thought he had an idea of what God was calling him to do, but he wasn’t sure: God either wanted him to become a priest or a bus driver.

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Homily stories

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