Faith & Life

GIVING CATHOLIC GIFTS

When my father died, three of my Baltimore cousins teamed up to create a poster full of snapshots of Dad through the years. 

It arrived just in time for Dad’s funeral reception, where everyone said how much my sons look like him. 

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HELPING CHILDREN HEAL

Love, loss, death and dying are not unique to this past year, though perhaps they have been magnified. 

But especially for a child, the loss of a parent or other dear family member dominates their horizon. For them, the context of a global pandemic doesn’t matter much: A loved one is gone; someone is missing. 

Faith & Life

HONORING ST. JOSEPH

When Pope Francis announced that 2021 is The Year of St. Joseph, he explained his reasons in an Apostolic Letter,…

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FIGHTING COMMERCIALISM

Every year on Easter Sunday our family tradition was to dress up and head to morning Mass, followed by a…

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HEART OF THE CITY

If there was any doubt that young Catholic adults thirst for Christ and Christian community, the Diocese of Orange’s monthly…

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ASK AND RECEIVE

Believe. Trying to sell me a product, the email promised: “If you believe you can or you can’t – you’re…

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LEND A HAND

As our churches carefully begin opening their doors once more with limited capacity, the post-pandemic landscape looks much different than…

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ROOTED IN CHRIST

A few years ago, our family visited Annapolis on a family trip. One evening several of us went to a…

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LOVE NEVER FAILS

Not only is this issue of OC Catholic published on St. Valentine’s Day, but it’s also World Marriage Day and…