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Obscure saints, fine — but feasts for buildings, really?

Yes, this month we celebrate the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran (November 9). In a real sense, the cathedral church of Rome is a mother who has been teaching us what it means to be church for more than 1,700 years. It is worth…

Who decided what books should be in the Bible?

What a great question — yet not an easy one to answer. The simplest response would be to say that the Holy Spirit decided. But that doesn’t explain the wonderful way in which the Spirit acted.

Am I really called to be a saint? I’m just an ordinary person!

Holiness is God’s invitation for every human being. The Lord created us to know, love and serve him in this life and to be with him forever in eternal life. Accepting the invitation to holiness means letting go of anything that holds us back from giving ourselves to him in…