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Therese J. Borchard: 'Beyond Blue'
John Feister

Mental-health problems may be taboo, but that isn't stopping this woman with bipolar disorder. It's her mission to reach out in all directions.

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Finding St. Anthony: His Art and Miracles
Marion Amberg

From Manhattan to Albuquerque, stained-glass windows and sculptures portray key events in the life of one of the world's most popular saints.

Soul Sisters: A Story of Joy and Sorrow
Colleen Connell Mitchell

This mom’s joyful life was turned upside down when she lost a son at three months and another to a miscarriage.

Dion: A Rock Legend Opens Up
Dion DiMucci and Mike Aquilina

He was supposed to be on the plane that crashed in 1959, “the day the music died.” Here, the rock musician reveals the true story of that day.

Fire: Sparks From the Divine
Barbara Beckwith

The control of fire, the most powerful of the traditional four elements,created civilization and will determine our survival.






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Pope Urban V: In 1362, the man elected pope declined the office. When the cardinals could not find another person among them for that important office, they turned to a relative stranger: the holy person we honor today. 
<p>The new Pope Urban V proved a wise choice. A Benedictine monk and canon lawyer, he was deeply spiritual and brilliant. He lived simply and modestly, which did not always earn him friends among clergymen who had become used to comfort and privilege. Still, he pressed for reform and saw to the restoration of churches and monasteries. Except for a brief period he spent most of his eight years as pope living away from Rome at Avignon, seat of the papacy from 1309 until shortly after his death.
</p><p>He came close but was not able to achieve one of his biggest goals—reuniting the Eastern and Western churches.
</p><p>As pope, Urban continued to follow the Benedictine Rule. Shortly before his death in 1370 he asked to be moved from the papal palace to the nearby home of his brother so he could say goodbye to the ordinary people he had so often helped.</p> American Catholic Blog Jesus does not demand great actions from us but simply surrender and gratitude.

 
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