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We might still have surprises from Benedict XVI, says Cardinal Ouellet
Church
February 16, 2018

We might still have surprises from Benedict XVI, says Cardinal Ouellet

Leader of bishops' congregation says 90-year-old Pope Emeritus still doing theological reflections. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, told Vatican News last week that at more than 90 years of age, five years after his resignation, Pope…
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4 Inspiring Arabic-speaking saints
Articles
February 16, 2018

4 Inspiring Arabic-speaking saints

These holy men and women are a shining light in the Middle East. While much attention in the Catholic Church is given to saints of Western Europe, it does not mean that saints are not found elsewhere. In fact, before…
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What Men Can Learn from the Eucharist
Articles
February 16, 2018

What Men Can Learn from the Eucharist

7 lessons from Jesus for Catholic men If the Blessed Sacrament is Jesus himself, and holiness is found in imitating Christ, then the Blessed Sacrament is a school of holiness. Today, I want to spend a few moments reflecting on…
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God Wants the Vulnerable, Imperfect, Real You
Articles
February 16, 2018

God Wants the Vulnerable, Imperfect, Real You

Our carefully crafted virtual personas don't impress Him His frank eyes caught mine again, after the absolution. “You’re not an angel,” he said, smiling with immeasurable gentleness. “Neither is anyone around you. You mustn’t expect that of yourself, or of…
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Why the Devil Hates the Blessed Virgin Mary
Articles
February 16, 2018

Why the Devil Hates the Blessed Virgin Mary

...and why you should love her Satan hates the Blessed Virgin Mary. In fact, he has been doing everything in his power to discourage devotion to her and instill hatred for her for two millennia. Have you ever noticed that…
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The Message of Our Lady of Lourdes
Articles
February 16, 2018

The Message of Our Lady of Lourdes

What she told Bernadette and what it means for us today We call the “Message of Lourdes” the gestures and words that were exchanged between the Blessed Virgin Mary and Bernadette Soubirous, at the Grotto of Massabielle, during the time…
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Lost and Penniless in Italy When I Saw the Face of Jesus
Articles
February 16, 2018

Lost and Penniless in Italy When I Saw the Face of Jesus

Every traveler's worst nightmare leads to a divine encounter Two years ago this month, in Rome for a workshop of the Pontifical Academy for Life, I took advantage of the occasion to take small groups of seminarians including my youngest…
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An Atheist Haunted by God: My Conversion to Catholicism
Articles
February 16, 2018

An Atheist Haunted by God: My Conversion to Catholicism

Popular Catholic blogger, Jennifer Fulwiler, tells the story of her conversion One thing I could never get on the same page with my fellow atheists about was the idea of meaning. The other atheists I knew seemed to feel like…
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South Florida massacre raises 2018 national death toll of school shootings to 23
News
February 16, 2018

South Florida massacre raises 2018 national death toll of school shootings to 23

Until now, the news was that people were getting used to frequent school-related uses of firearms Until Valentine’s Day, the nation seemed to be getting so accustomed to the use of firearms on or near campus that it usually didn’t…
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When flood waters parted to make way for the Eucharist
Articles
February 16, 2018

When flood waters parted to make way for the Eucharist

During a massive flood, a monstrance holding the Eucharist was miraculously preserved. During the 15th century torrential rain fell on the French city of Avignon. The Sorgue and Rhône rivers continued to rise until they flooded the lower part of…
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