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St. Valentine: How a beheaded martyr became the poster child for romantic love

In most stores in the weeks leading up to St. Valentine's day, you're likely to find a plethora of pink and red cards, heart-shaped boxes of Russell Stover chocolates, and decor with nearly-naked chubby cherubs shooting hearts with bows and arrows.

Ash Wednesday and Valentine's are here - What is a good Catholic to do?

Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day are here, and this puts many Catholics into a quandary. What options do Catholics have for celebrating Valentine's Day on Ash Wednesday?

Is it appropriate to share pictures of your ashes on Ash Wednesday?

Each year a viral trend resurfaces on Ash Wednesday. Catholics post pictures of themselves with ashes on their foreheads after Mass. Should Catholics be tweeting their ashes?

5 Ways to show your spouse Biblical love this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and you want to show your spouse the love hasn't faded - but how?

Here's where Ash Wednesday ashes come from

"Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return." Or, "Repent and believe in the Gospel."

Standing Together in the Face of Censorship: A Call to Protect Religious Expression and Free Speech

The de-platforming of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, Catholic Online and our associated projects by its service provider marks a chilling moment not just for the community directly involved, but for the broader discourse surrounding freedom of speech and religious expression. This decision, justified by the provider on the grounds of the content being classified as "hate speech," strikes at the very heart of what it means to live in a society that values diversity of thought, belief, and ...

Urgent: Catholic Online School Attacked!

Today, I must share extremely concerning news regarding Your Catholic Voice Foundation and our projects, including Catholic Online School, which suffered catastrophic sudden 'de-platforming' (de-platforming a website means a hosting service or social media platform removes or bans the site, preventing access or distribution).

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

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

Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras Meant to Be More than a Party

One could call this celebration the last gasp of Ordinary time as the Church anticipates the penitential Season of the forty days of Lent. Rich foods are consumed as pilgrims prepare for times of fasting, abstinence, confession and penance. Ironically, carnival comes from the Latin "carne vale" which means "farewell to meat" or "farewell to flesh" indicating the end to certain pleasures has come. For today's Catholics, Fat Tuesday needs to be viewed as a time of anticipation not ...

Bishop Joseph Strickland's Final Priestly Letter

My Dear Brother Priests, I am compelled to speak to you with clarity and the force of the Gospel as we approach the Roe v. Wade anniversary once again. The date January 22nd marks a day when the United States ushered in its cultural acceptance of the slaughter of unborn children. The decision of the United States Supreme Court to support a so-called right to abortion has had devastating consequences for the whole world. We must never cease speaking against this diabolical decision while ...