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In images: 5 Amazing facts about Archangels
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July 18, 2018

In images: 5 Amazing facts about Archangels

Who are these mysterious beings created by God? Traditionally, angels are divided into what are called “nine choirs.” This hierarchy is based on nine names of ranks of angels that are found in the Bible. One of the lowest ranks of…
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Doubts, Difficulties and Disobedience
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July 18, 2018

Doubts, Difficulties and Disobedience

We are all called to ask questions One of the most frequent conversations I have as a parish priest is with a parishioner who worries that they have started to doubt their faith. It could be that they have encountered…
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8 Irrefutable reasons you need a spiritual director
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July 17, 2018

8 Irrefutable reasons you need a spiritual director

St. Faustina said she wished she would have had one from the start. The example of St. Faustina speaks powerfully about why a spiritual director is important. Her spiritual director was instrumental in developing one of the most beloved devotions…
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How to find God’s presence, according to Mother Angelica
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July 17, 2018

How to find God’s presence, according to Mother Angelica

We do not negate our faculties to find the Absolute; we use them ... We know, as the Compendium of the Catechism tells us already in the second paragraph, that man cannot escape his desire for God. It’s written in us in…
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Never receive the Eucharist if:
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July 17, 2018

Never receive the Eucharist if:

You’re not sure about your last confession: If your last confession wasn’t very good, you might want to be careful about receiving the Holy Eucharist. When i say “wasn’t good”, i mean, if you willfully withheld a mortal sin, you’ve…
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How to Protect Your Family’s Spiritual “Heart Health”
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July 17, 2018

How to Protect Your Family’s Spiritual “Heart Health”

Discovering God together as a family Are you attending to your family’s heart health? Your family’s spiritual well-being represents the true heart of your family —the spiritual heart that pumps joy, meaning, and connection into your life as a family…
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Fire of Love: Lessons from St. Maximilian Kolbe
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July 17, 2018

Fire of Love: Lessons from St. Maximilian Kolbe

here 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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Let’s Pray for All Vocations (Even Yours and Mine)
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July 17, 2018

Let’s Pray for All Vocations (Even Yours and Mine)

The idea of "personal vocations" (for everybody, not just priests) was a favorite of Pope St. John Paul II In the prayer of the faithful said at Mass in my parish day after day we regularly ask God for “an…
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How To Share Your Catholic Faith With Others
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July 17, 2018

How To Share Your Catholic Faith With Others

Tips for beginning evangelizers Question: I have been trying to learn more about my faith in the last few months – reading the Bible and the Catechism and listening to apologetics materials – and I feel that I have been…
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Top 50 Quotes from the Saints
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July 17, 2018

Top 50 Quotes from the Saints

Which one inspires you? The top 50 Saints’ quotes, in an arbitrary ranking. There are many others that I didn’t put on the list that are great. Feel free to leave them in the comments. 1. “Ignorance of Scripture is…
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