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Now that May is here, here are five Marian feast days you should know about.
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It's especially exciting when archaeologists can throw new light on the actual resting place of an apostle.
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Ignore the faithless skeptics. Listen instead to what the Risen Christ told Doubting Thomas: “Be not unbelieving, but believe.”
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These saints witnessed Christ’s sacrifice, and on Good Friday of all days, they deserve our attention.
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What Our Lady said to Lucia and her cousins at Fatima came true in ways more horrible than the world in 1917 could have imagined.
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One of the joys of the Stations of the Cross is that it is both an active and a contemplative devotion.
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St. Patrick's Confession is full of interesting information about his family, his youth, and a near-apostolate-destroying scandal that turned his fellow bishops against him.
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These traditional prayers link all of us who recite them with all of those faithful souls throughout the centuries who prayed in the exact same words.
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“The religious sense of the Christian people has always found expression in various forms of piety surrounding the Church's sacramental life, such as the veneration of relics, visits to sanctuaries, pilgrimages, processions, the stations of the cross, religious dances, the rosary, medals, etc.” (CCC 1674)
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Eva Kor, Steven McDonald, and John Gualbert showed mercy to those who, from the perspective of pure justice, did not deserve it. Their example leaves us awestruck and humbled.
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The devout use of sacramentals deepens our life of prayer, while intensifying our friendship with Almighty God and His saints.
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These are movies that deliver a great message, while at the same time showcasing the art of American film during its glory days.
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If Jacques Fesch truly repented, he is in Heaven, where all the saved are saints.
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Every day of the year is not just a feast day of the Blessed Mother, it is also an anniversary of a Marian-related event in art, music, politics, film, education, literature, even sports.
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The first holy cards were sold during the Middle Ages to pilgrims as keepsakes of their visit to a shrine.
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We can only guess at what Thomas Jefferson and John Adams thought about having a daughter who wanted to become a nun and a son who was overwhelmed by a solemn Catholic Mass.
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To celebrate the patron saint of children, it is the custom in many countries to give a small gift to children on December 6, St. Nicholas’ Day, making the feast a sweet prelude to Christmas.
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Accuracy aside, the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, the First Thanksgiving have all become part of our national origin myth, and it is unlikely to be debunked anytime soon.
Thomas Craughwell

Thomas J. Craughwell is the author of Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave, James Hemings, Introduced French Cuisine to America.