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The Beauty and Challenge of Being Catholic: Hearing the Faithful

We received hundreds of essays in response to our query about what anchors and unsettles our Catholic audience. So we asked some of you to speak about your tradition. The moving reflections we heard prompted us to depart from our usual format and bring you a fabric of voices from the Church itself.

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Your Voices

The Humanness of Catholic Identity

Mapping the Landscape of Catholic Voices

What started out as a simple query for a few voices prompted us to tell our stories differently — on air and online. With the hundreds of responses we've received, we wanted to share all the stories of people talking about their Catholic faith. And why not give you greater context: geographically, demographically, visually, and aurally?

Check out our dynamic map. Read and listen to their stories, and see the make-up of the Catholic Church, from Chile to Northern Ireland.

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Catholic deacons line up in the concourse of Nationals Park to offer the sacrament of the Eucharist. Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at the major league baseball stadium on April 17, 2008 in Washington, DC.

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Hi everyone glad to be at this forum.