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January 2018

Ask Father Mike: How is Natural Family Planning Different From Contraception?
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January 31, 2018

Ask Father Mike: How is Natural Family Planning Different From Contraception?

Is it really such a big deal? Question: Is contraception really that big of a deal? As if using contraception wisely and occasionally in marriage could affect my relationship with God. And even if it really did, how is natural…
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Learning to Read the Bible the Way Jesus Did
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January 31, 2018

Learning to Read the Bible the Way Jesus Did

Lessons from reading the Old Testament Many years ago, I received a shocking revelation about reading the Bible. No bright lights or angelic visitations were involved. Never since, though, have I been able to look at the text in quite…
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Doesn’t This Prayer Prove Catholics Worship Mary?
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January 31, 2018

Doesn’t This Prayer Prove Catholics Worship Mary?

Apologetics 101: Answering Your Questions About the Faith Question: When Catholics pray that Mary is “our life, our sweetness, and our hope,” that proves beyond any reasonable doubt that they do indeed worship Mary. To say that Mary is your life…
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Rescued by Virgin Mary: Addict Turned Priest Donald Calloway’s Conversion Story
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January 31, 2018

Rescued by Virgin Mary: Addict Turned Priest Donald Calloway’s Conversion Story

His story speaks of God's grace Heroine, cocaine, opium, marijuana, excessive alcohol, not to mention hallucinogenic drugs like mushrooms (psilocybin) and LSD – he consumed most of these before the age of 18, many before he turned 14, the addictions…
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Convalidating an existing marriage: What is it and why?
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January 31, 2018

Convalidating an existing marriage: What is it and why?

My greatest desire in life is to be in constant eyelash-to-eyelash relationship with God. Saint John Paul II in Man and Woman He Created Them: Redemption is a truth, a reality, in the name of which man must feel himself called,…
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The Russian Icon that Reveals the Mystery of the Trinity
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January 31, 2018

The Russian Icon that Reveals the Mystery of the Trinity

Held in high esteem by Christians of the East and West alike, this icon is one of the most profound visualizations of the Trinity ever produced   FROM THE ARCHIVES “It is most absurd and improper to depict in icons…
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Here is what St Padre Pio told St John Paul II alone about the most private details of his stigmata
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January 31, 2018

Here is what St Padre Pio told St John Paul II alone about the most private details of his stigmata

The exhumed body of St. Padre Pio lies in a glass sepulchre in the crypt of the saint’s shrine in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy Before the death of Padre Pio he shared the story of his most painful and…
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3 Questions to Ask to Help Find Your Purpose in Life
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January 31, 2018

3 Questions to Ask to Help Find Your Purpose in Life

Ask Fr. Mike: Discerning your vocation Dear Fr. Mike, I’ve heard that everyone is called to some vocation. How do I find my vocation? Fr. Mike: Fantastic. This is one of my favorite questions because a) it indicates that you realize…
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Fire of Love: Lessons from St. Maximilian Kolbe
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January 31, 2018

Fire of Love: Lessons from St. Maximilian Kolbe

There is so much more to St. Maximilian than his heroic death in Auschwitz There is no saint that has a greater impact upon my spiritual life than St. Maximilian Kolbe. This fact is ironic as early on in my…
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Statue of the Virgin Mary is Left Miraculously Intact After Fire
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January 31, 2018

Statue of the Virgin Mary is Left Miraculously Intact After Fire

A violent fire at a military base near Madrid spared nothing except a small statue and surrounding vegetation The events took place at the El Goloso military base, located near the Spanish capital, seat of the nation’s armored infantry brigade…
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