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Emotional wounds? Bring them to the Eucharist to be healed
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January 23, 2018

Emotional wounds? Bring them to the Eucharist to be healed

Complete healing comes from touching and being touched by the sacred Recently, a man came to me asking for help. He was carrying deep wounds in his soul — emotional ones, not physical. What surprised me at first was that, even…
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Pray the Breastplate of St. Patrick against forces of the dark
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January 23, 2018

Pray the Breastplate of St. Patrick against forces of the dark

When the forces of darkness are putting out their stuff, this breastplate acts like "the full armor of God..." Saint Paul wrote: “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.…
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“Little Nellie of Holy God”: The toddler who inspired a pope
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January 23, 2018

“Little Nellie of Holy God”: The toddler who inspired a pope

Ellen Organ's story was said to have moved Pope Pius X to lower the age for first Communion.   Ellen Organ was born on August 24, 1903, in what was known as the “married quarters” of the Royal Infantry Barracks…
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5 Famous philosophers who were Catholic
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January 23, 2018

5 Famous philosophers who were Catholic

If only James Franco could bring these philosophers to his next #PhilosophyTime. Actor James Franco has been receiving some attention lately for his new YouTube series called “Philosophy Time.” The episodes are five minutes each and center on Franco and…
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5 Sayings from the Desert Mothers on how to deal with adversity
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January 23, 2018

5 Sayings from the Desert Mothers on how to deal with adversity

These holy women show us what to do in difficult situations. While they are often forgotten by history, there were many women who followed the example of St. Anthony the Abbot in the 4th century. They freely chose the ascetic…
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A brief history of the legendary statue of the Infant of Prague
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January 23, 2018

A brief history of the legendary statue of the Infant of Prague

The statue remains an extremely popular depiction of Jesus around the world. The Infant of Prague statue is one of the most popular Christian statues in the world and yet relatively few people know the origins of it. The statue’s…
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A powerful prayer of protection for expectant mothers
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January 23, 2018

A powerful prayer of protection for expectant mothers

"Guard the life that is yours; defend it from all the craft and spite of the pitiless foe." A common practice of the Catholic Church that dates to the Middle Ages is a blessing of expectant mothers. According to the Roman…
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What is the “hour of great mercy”?
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January 23, 2018

What is the “hour of great mercy”?

In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking ... We know that God is merciful. We know from Scripture that he is full of mercy when we turn to him, seek forgiveness, and ask for his…
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What’s the difference between an ambo and a pulpit?
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January 23, 2018

What’s the difference between an ambo and a pulpit?

They look the same, but were traditionally used for two separate purposes. In Church lingo, people often talk about ambos and pulpits interchangeably. Historically, however, these two terms were used to identify different things, and each had its own specific…
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Feeling alone and depressed? Pray this prayer to St. Jude for hope
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January 23, 2018

Feeling alone and depressed? Pray this prayer to St. Jude for hope

When the world turns to shades of black and gray, pray to St. Jude. Depression affects everyone at some point during their lives. Whether it is severe depression or something more mild, we all know that feeling of being alone…
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