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ALIVE! Photo of the Month: Pro-life Witness

Husband and wife team Donal and Doreen Nunan have...

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Vatican: “Priests cannot absolve”

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The battle over relationship education heats up

The British government has issued new common-sense guidelines on...

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I had a personal experience recently where I was...

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Q: I can’t focus at Mass. I try, but my mind wanders. Why is this?

A: This is a great question, and it is something that I imagine every person who has ever been...

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