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Poland Pilgrimage Highlights
Freedom is Never Free
In Praise of True Evangelizers
  • Poland Pilgrimage Highlights

    “To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history. To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendor and produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness among those who believe." - Pope Benedict XVI

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  • Freedom is Never Free

    It was a privilege to have George Weigel lead Napa Institute Pilgrims through Poland and the Ukraine. In this article he reflects on the current state of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lviv.

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  • In Praise of True Evangelizers

    In 2002, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger — then the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — said that “a bishop must do as Christ did: precede his flock, being the first to do what he calls others to do and, first of all, being the one who stands against the wolves who come to steal the sheep’ [emphasis added].

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8th Annual Napa Institute Conference

July 11-15, 2018

Join us as we explore the magisterium of Pope St. John Paul II and dive deeper into the joys of Catholic faith, family, and love.

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Evangelization Through Beauty

August 29 - September 2, 2018

Join us as we explore the churches and rich Catholic heritage of Chicago, spend a day touring the University of Notre Dame and attend the Notre Dame vs. Michigan game.

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IN VINO VERITAS

Fostering the Common Good for All Generations

By Sr. Constance Veit, 1.s.p.

As a Little Sister of the Poor my life is devoted to the care of the needy elderly. As such I may seem like an odd person to comment on any aspect of Humanae Vitae, and yet that is just what the Napa Institute has asked me to do! I have been invited to reflect on no. 23 of the document, which takes

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The Divine Relationship Between Nature and the Liturgical Calendar

By Christine Warner

Every element of nature is divinely designed.   As Psalm 95:4 - 5 reflects, “In [God’s] hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. The sea is His, for He made it, and His hands formed the dry earth.” Because of the divine creator, there is harmony betwee

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The History of Unique Slavic Customs for the Easter Season

By Christine Warner

In rising from the dead, Christ conquered sin and gave humanity the hope of eternal life. This conviction is core to Christianity, making the Easter season the supreme liturgical time. It is the culmination of Jesus’ life on earth and an ultimate testament to the truth of His teachings.  

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