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Jan 29, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards are coming up, and that means people are scrambling to watch all the Oscar-nominated films. In this episode, Managing Editor Ann Augherton talks with two acclaimed Catholic film critics to get their take on which films might win Oscars, including "The Two Popes." They also talk Oscar snubs and...


Jan 14, 2020

Charlie Mitchell, a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church in Alexandria, is enjoying the sport he loves — even after losing his vision. Here's what it's like to play blind hockey. 

Blind hockey gives Alexandria Catholic a shot to...


Dec 23, 2019

In the spirit of the season, the Catholic Herald asked readers to nominate a volunteer who consistently goes above and beyond to help others as our first-ever "Herald Angel." 

Rich Rouck, selected by our staff from more than a dozen nominations, is a volunteer driver for the transportation ministry at Holy Spirit Church...


Dec 20, 2019

In 1939, Robert May was 35 years old, heavily in debt and depressed about the state of his life. He had an Ivy League education and had hoped to write the Great American Novel — but was instead writing catalog copy about men's white shirts for Montgomery Ward. Then he got the assignment that changed his life. Here's...


Dec 11, 2019

A local teenager has written music that has been officially approved for use in the Catholic Mass.

Matthew Brown, 15, a parishioner at St. Mark Church in Vienna, has played piano for Masses at the church since he was in sixth grade. Brown recently composed the “Mass of the Resurrection,” a four-part Mass setting,...