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Mardi Gras' several names and traditions: How is it celebrated around the world? Watch

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People around the world celebrate Fat Tuesday each year with regional traditions - but did you know it is a celebration with roots in ... continue reading


7 Fun facts about Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras celebrations Watch

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Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday; it comes directly before Ash Wednesday. "Mardi Gras is a raucous celebratory affair that serves as a ... continue reading


Deacon Keith Fournier Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. Thank you. Help Now >

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord: As the Magi Seek, So Should We Watch

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The first sentence of this Sunday's gospel (Mt 2:1-12) presents us with a contrast between three figures: Jesus, Herod the Great, and the ... continue reading


Deacon Keith Fournier on Who Needs Advent? I do!

Image of The candle is a symbol of Advent because it is a symbol of Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, who is always coming to those with the eyes of living faith.

Jesus Christ is not just a memory to the Christian with living faith. He is alive in our midst and living His Life in and through His ... continue reading


Fr. Randy Sly on Thanksgiving and Our Roots of Faith Watch

Image of Ceremonies and periods of thanksgiving are woven through the entire tapestry of history. We find them in the Jewish Calendar of Feasts, in other world religions, in European cultures and native practices of North America, South America, Asia and Africa.

Thanksgiving Day has become a time when we watch parades and then take in large amounts of food and football. According to some ... continue reading


The Truth about Thanksgiving

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Though Thanksgiving is a secular holiday, it is most assuredly NOT a secularist Holiday. Secularism as an ideology seeks to exclude ... continue reading


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Why Christians Can Celebrate Halloween - and Evangelize the Culture Watch

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The Church has often taken secular holidays and, in a sense, baptized them, as a means of infusing the values of the Gospel into the ... continue reading


Roe Died Today. The Culture of Life Rises, and the Real Work Begins

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On June 24, 2022, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar, the United States Supreme Court issued ... continue reading


Deacon Keith Fournier: What I Will Do on Fathers Day Watch

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As the years have passed, my sense of loss has not dissipated. It has only changed. As I so often tell grieving family members at ... continue reading


Pray for victims of Texas elementary school shooting Watch

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Pope Francis said on Wednesday that his heart was broken by the killing of at least 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in ... continue reading


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