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BIBLE ACCENT: Lazarus and the Rich Man

In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus used another example of a rich man to teach His followers a lesson. Jesus told the parable of a wealthy man who lived a luxurious life, dressing in fine clothes and eating … more

YOUTH: How the Church can welcome young families

Many people have assumed that once millennials started to grow older and have kids, a large number would return to the Church or become more actively engaged. This has not materialized — … more


St. Petronax (d. 747) was from Brescia, Italy, and joined the Benedictines. In 717, he traveled to the ruins of an abbey at Monte Cassino. The hermits living in the ruins elected him as their … more

SAINT SPOTLIGHT--St. Eugene de Mazenod

St. Eugene de Mazenod was born in France in 1782. He and his family fled to Italy during the French Revolution. Eugene returned 11 years later and decided to become a priest when he saw the state of … more

Media literacy and adolescents: a good fit, but it could be better

Parents are concerned with the amount of time their children spend with media, and not knowing whether they're making the right choices.A study unveiled April 7 during an American Psychological … more

KIDS CHRONICLE--Jesus returns to His Father in heaven

After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to his Apostles and other followers several times.He spoke to Mary of Magdala at His empty tomb. He twice appeared in the midst of the Apostles when they were … more

KIDS CHRONICLE--Peter sees a vision and baptizes the gentiles

Word had reached the Apostles and other believers in Judea that the Apostle Peter had done something outrageous while visiting the town of Joppa.Not only had Peter agreed to enter the home of a … more

COMING OF AGE--Grieving activists challenge us to act

The survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed, have sparked a national debate over gun control laws.Amid the tragedy, the … more

Helping young men unleash the power to serve

Love really does conquer all, provided people know how to give it, accept it and acknowledge God as its exclusive source. That was a prevailing theme at Camp Maccabee last … more

Youth: Saint Spotlight

YOUTH: Bible Accent

Just days before He was crucified and died, Jesus traveled to Jerusalem with His Apostles to celebrate the Passover.   The Passover was a very important celebration for the Jews. On … more

YOUTH: ‘Make some noise!’ Pope Francis at five years

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YOUTH: Power of 10

YOUTH: Give me an H!

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Pope asks that young people write meditations for Way of Cross

In light of this year’s Synod of Bishops on young people, Pope Francis has asked that the Way of the Cross meditations be written by a group of students. An Italian high school religion … more

Coming of Age: No harm in gossiping?

During my sophomore year, someone started a rumor about me. I don’t know who started the lie, but my so-called friends repeated the gossip. This resulted in half the class not talking to … more

Jesus is accused of breaking the Sabbath

Jesus and His friends were in Galilee, where Jesus performed a miracle in Cana. Afterward, they traveled to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews.   As Jesus and His friends neared the … more
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