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English monks switch gears to support abbey

COALVILLE, England — Cistercian monks have opened the first Trappist brewery in England and are selling thousands of bottles of beer every day.The monks at Mount St. Bernard Abbey in...


English monks switch gears to support abbey

COALVILLE, England — Cistercian monks have opened the first Trappist brewery in England and are selling thousands of bottles of beer every day.The monks at Mount St. Bernard Abbey in...

Bishop David Zubik


It was 2001. None of us over the age of 25 will forget where we were on 9/11 of that year. On that Tuesday morning, terrorists crashed planes into the North and South towers of the World Trade...

A lap around the lake

One of my real joys as bishop — and I am blessed with so many — is celebrating the sacrament of confirmation. Just a few weeks ago, I finished my schedule of spring confirmations. It...

Sunday will never be the same again

June is a month of endings and beginnings.Many people marry in June. It’s the beginning of a new life together, of building a home and filling it with love. Yet this requires husband...

Bishop Zubik answers On Mission questions

On April 12, 2015, Bishop David Zubik launched On Mission for The Church Alive! with a year of prayer and study. It continued with extensive consultation, open to all Catholics in the Diocese of...


Father Bober

Our real citizenship is in heaven

QUESTION: My question is about death. Today we see so many people doing everything possible to save or prolong their own lives. Why? As Christians aren’t we supposed to view life and...

Daily communion with God is needed

QUESTION: When the church talks about “daily prayers” what does it mean? ANSWER: A response to the question above must consider both...

Parents pass values to their children

QUESTION: Now after the vote on abortion in Ireland, I heard that the Irish government is thinking of banning the baptism of babies. Can that possibly be correct?ANSWER:...

Creation story is a theological work

QUESTION: Is the Catholic Church faithful to the biblical truth of creation or isn’t it? Lately, I have begun to wonder if some leaders in the Catholic Church aren’t being taken...

God reaches out to us through others

QUESTION: At times I find myself deeply troubled about my faith in God. For example, when I see such bloodshed in our streets day after day, I wonder if God really cares. Why won’t...

Couples living together before marriage

QUESTION: I am living with my boyfriend and we want to be married in the Catholic Church. Before contacting the local priest, I wanted to know in general how the Catholic Church feels about...

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