OSV Institute hopes to encourage new initiatives to help the world “encounter Christ’s love.” The OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation announced today that they have received a record-breaking number of applicants for a competition designed to encourage innovative ideas to help further the mission of the Catholic Church. Nearly 600 applicants entered the 2021 OSV

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Visitors will be able to stand in the arena, just as Christian martyrs did. Plans are underway to install a floor in Rome’s ancient Colosseum, the site of Christian executions and gladiator contests. Within two years, visitors will be able to stroll out into the center of the arena and imagine themselves in the position

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On this Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Vatican announces that titles given by recent popes will be included in Litany. The Vatican announced on this Feast of St. Joseph the Worker that Pope Francis has approved the addition of seven new invocations to the Litany of St. Joseph. A note from the Congregation for

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David Wesley compresses the vast catalog of Christian music into one fantastic performance. The sacred music style sure has changed a lot over the centuries. Where the tones change, however, the content remains largely the same. Each tune is tailored to the times, drawing the faithful in with familiar chord progressions to better receive the

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In a video message, Francis welcomes the beatification of Jose Gregorio Hernandez. He was a man who “loved knowledge, research, science, at the service of health and teaching.” And he was a man who “made the Gospel the criterion of his life, sought his vocation, kept the commandments, participated daily in the Eucharist, devoted time

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Poetry is charged with speaking of what is often left unsaid — the “ordinary moments,” the“tiny bit,” and the “infinitesimally small changes.” It’s about nothing and everything. That was my reaction the first time I read Seamus Heaney’s poem, “Clearances.” It was, in particular, the third sonnet (of eight) that gripped me and has never

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