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Pray this Psalm to help fall asleep in peace

If you find yourself restless at bedtime, pray this short Psalm.

Archaeologists uncover a gate from the time of King David

This is the second city gate discovered in the Golan Heights in as many years.

The meaning of doves in the Bible

Of all the ancient Mediterranean symbols the Christian church adopted, the dove was probably the most frequently repeated in liturgical art.

Did the Virgin Mary serve as Elizabeth’s doula?

St. Luke provides some interesting clues that highlight Mary's role in her cousin's pregnancy.

Genesis contains the first biblical reference to the Holy Spirit

While the doctrine of the Holy Spirit came with Christianity, the triune God can be seen at work in the pages of Genesis.

Pray this Psalm for comfort when you are grieving

No matter your grief, let God give you his comfort.

Actor who memorized Gospel during difficult time brings St. John to the stage

Sweeney Todd's Ken Jennings dramatizes a "very personal" life of Christ

Why did Jesus ascend into Heaven?

Couldn't he have stayed with us after the Resurrection?

What is the literal meaning of “scandal”?

Both the Greek word for “scandal” and the Latin for “sin” are intimately related, and have to do with watching one’s step.

Mary traveled a highly dangerous path to visit Elizabeth

The Virgin Mary's charitable gesture could have had a much different ending.

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