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Francis writes preface of Benedict’s works: A compass to understand our present day
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May 7, 2018

Francis writes preface of Benedict’s works: A compass to understand our present day

The relationship between faith and politics is one of the great themes that has always been the focus of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's attention ... Another volume of selected texts from Benedict XVI’s collected works is set to be released in…
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Why is this popular devotion called the “Rosary”?
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May 7, 2018

Why is this popular devotion called the “Rosary”?

Here's what the name Rosary comes from and why it is used in reference to a well-known devotion. Most Catholics and many Christians know what the Rosary is. However, has anyone ever asked why it is called a “rosary”? After initially looking…
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Want to get your life back on track? Here is St. Francis de Sales’ advice
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May 7, 2018

Want to get your life back on track? Here is St. Francis de Sales’ advice

Before you do anything else, do this. St. Francis de Sales, an influential French bishop of the early 17th century, wrote one of the most popular spiritual classics of all time. It is called Introduction to the Devout Life and was a…
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This is why the devil hates the Virgin Mary
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May 7, 2018

This is why the devil hates the Virgin Mary

According to popes and exorcists, the devil fears the Blessed Mother. One of the surest ways of combatting the devil is by developing a close relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary. The devil hates her and runs away from those…
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10 Unusual and inspiring French churches
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May 5, 2018

10 Unusual and inspiring French churches

France never fails to surprise us. The pilgrim and the traveler have fun along the way and share their favorites. France is covered with a cloak of churches—more than 50,000, not counting the small chapels scattered throughout the countryside, in…
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Chivalry truly isn’t dead: Here’s where knights and dames still exist
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May 5, 2018

Chivalry truly isn’t dead: Here’s where knights and dames still exist

You perhaps have never heard of this, but it's a country, a humanitarian organization and a religious order all-in-one. Though currently undergoing a renewal process under the guidance of a pope-appointed envoy, the Knights of Malta has been around for…
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These scouts are part of a Vatican-approved association of the faithful
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May 5, 2018

These scouts are part of a Vatican-approved association of the faithful

The International Union of Guides and Scouts is a Catholic scouting movement that is spreading around the world. The International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe (U.I.G.S.E.) is a “public association of the faithful” within the Catholic Church and has as its…
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800 Years of saving lives all started with this man: St. Peter Nolasco
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May 5, 2018

800 Years of saving lives all started with this man: St. Peter Nolasco

Founded in 1218, Mercedarians ransomed the lives of captive Christians; today they work with those in "modern forms of captivity." Peter Nolasco was known for having as his most pronounced virtue that of love of neighbor. It was said that…
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5 Ways regular confession is making me a much better mom
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May 5, 2018

5 Ways regular confession is making me a much better mom

At first this sacrament was hard for me -- who likes speaking up about their sins? -- but my family is reaping the fruits as much as I am. I converted to Catholicism in 1999 because, as G.K. Chesterton put…
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What did Our Lady see in Jesus’ wounds?
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May 5, 2018

What did Our Lady see in Jesus’ wounds?

We're still in the Easter season, and it's a good time to contemplate this aspect of Christ's resurrected body ... During the Easter season, I always like to spend extra time with the Gospel accounts of the Risen Christ’s encounters…
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