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Ask a Catholic: Are Sacraments Necessary to Get to Heaven?

The sacraments are given to us as ways to nourish, in various ways, an active love for God and neighbor. They are means to an end, not ends in themselves. 

Poll: Most Religious Americans Believe There Are Only Two Genders

A Public Religion Research Institute survey of 5,438 Americans shows an increase over the past two years in the belief that there are only two gender identities — man and woman — among several religious groups.

Shifting Shape To Survive: St. Gertrude’s Monastery Reaches Beyond Vowed Sisters

St. Getrude’s is a Benedictine monastery in rural Idaho that was founded by Swiss nuns in the United States in 1882 and moved to Cottonwood in 1907. Today the property includes the monastery, an inn, a retreat center, a gift shop and a chapel.

Gonzaga Preparatory School Announces New Principal

Longtime Vice Principal Derek Duchesne will be the 20th principal in Gonzaga Preparatory School’s history. He will begin his new role July 1.

Adult Egg Hunts and Kiddie Pools Full of Gifts: Is Easter the New Christmas?

Easter traditionally is the most popular day of the year to attend church, with 62% of Americans reporting they took part in holiday services before the COVID-19 pandemic upended life in 2020, according to the Pew Research Center. But, at a time when fewer people are identifying as Christian and church attendance has been slow to recover from the pandemic, celebrations of the most sacred day on the Christian calendar are becoming bigger and more detached from their religious roots.

Sacred Texts: Catholics and the Bible

Catholics believe that the Bible isn't just one book but a collection of unique books. Catholics accept as true that the Bible is the Word of God in human words, and they take both parts of this statement seriously.

Mini-retreat on the Spiritual Exercises to be held Dec. 2 at Gonzaga Prep

This Saturday, Dec. 2, a mini-retreat on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius will be held in the Chapel of the Three Companions at Gonzaga Preparatory School, from 9 to 11 a.m. The event is free, open to the public and no registration is necessary.  

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