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January 2018

The surprising symbolism of the baldacchino
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January 31, 2018

The surprising symbolism of the baldacchino

The architectural feature has a rich history, full of symbolism. When entering an older church or cathedral, you will often see a large architectural structure that hangs over the main altar (or sometimes over the high altar against the wall).…
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Is the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia?
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January 31, 2018

Is the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia?

Nat Geo brings the subject back into discussion The monks who live in the small church of Saint Mary of Zion — also known as the “Chapel of the Ark” — in the sacred Ethiopian city of Aksum are forbidden…
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One Catholic Teaching Resolves 16 Issues
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January 31, 2018

One Catholic Teaching Resolves 16 Issues

If the soul and the body are one, then it means a few things   In human beings, soul and body are one. We are not souls trapped in a body, waiting to be liberated. Neither are we just bodies…
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7 Times the Virgin Mary has visited mankind
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January 31, 2018

7 Times the Virgin Mary has visited mankind

What does she want to tell us? Over the course of history, the Blessed Virgin has visited mankind at particular sites around the world. In the majority of Marian apparitions, only one person or a few people, quite often children, report having…
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Do Catholics Take the Bible Literally?
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January 31, 2018

Do Catholics Take the Bible Literally?

Apologetics 101: Answering Your Questions About the Faith Question: Do Catholics take the Bible literally? Answer: Yes, we do. Now, I know I just sent a lot of “Spirit of Vatican II” folks into spasms by saying that, but they…
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How to Pray: Pope Francis Shows Us the Way
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January 31, 2018

How to Pray: Pope Francis Shows Us the Way

The Holy Father's guide to self-examination will make possible an encounter with Jesus Navigating the world can be quite the struggle for a Christian. There’s no doubt that evil is manifest all around us, and this can and does lead…
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What I Learned About Mary at the Tabernacle of Christ
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January 31, 2018

What I Learned About Mary at the Tabernacle of Christ

Getting ready for September 15, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows I admit it. I was a little bit weirded out by Marian consecration in the past. I was never suspicious of Marian piety — but I could never really…
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A Walk on the Holy Side: Nun Helps Transgendered Find Christ
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January 31, 2018

A Walk on the Holy Side: Nun Helps Transgendered Find Christ

A safe place, decent work, and an atmosphere of prayer help former prostitutes in Argentina For the past 10 years, Sister Monica Astorga, a Discalced Carmelite in the central Argentine city of Neuquen, has helped a group of transvestites and…
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Which Country Was First to Get Papal Approval to Celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart?
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January 31, 2018

Which Country Was First to Get Papal Approval to Celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart?

You might be surprised ... Guess which European country was the first to be given papal approval to celebrate a feast in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Was it France, where both St. John Eudes and St. Margaret…
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The Unknown Miracles of Padre Pio, Saint with the Stigmata
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January 31, 2018

The Unknown Miracles of Padre Pio, Saint with the Stigmata

The story of the countless unpublished miracles of the friar of Pietralcina The story of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, and the extraordinary events which occurred both during his life and after his death, is well known to the faithful around the…
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