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5 Saints who can help with the hardships we face as women
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February 22, 2018

5 Saints who can help with the hardships we face as women

Whatever trial you're enduring, these wise "older sisters" understand and can be powerful helpers. Life as a woman creates a few pressure points, that’s for sure. What woman hasn’t felt the weight of the world on her shoulders at one…
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10 Women whose motherhood helped them become saints
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February 22, 2018

10 Women whose motherhood helped them become saints

Some takeaways here to remind you that you’re doing good work. There are times when your child hugs you and gives you a picture in crayon of the two of you holding hands surrounded by hearts. There are also times…
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St. Joseph was more than “righteous”; he was courageous
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February 22, 2018

St. Joseph was more than “righteous”; he was courageous

The angel wouldn't have said "Do not be afraid" unless there was something to fear. The Feast of St. Joseph, Guardian of Our Lord, is what I call an orphan solemnity in the Church. Not much is made of it,…
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You can overcome temptation—but only if you want to!
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February 22, 2018

You can overcome temptation—but only if you want to!

Every addict who wishes to remain sober starts by admitting that he cannot resist by himself what will surely kill him. We must face our temptations similarly. “When the devil caresses you, he wants your soul.” That’s what one mother…
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What is discernment?
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February 22, 2018

What is discernment?

It's not about the vocation to marriage or to the priesthood! It's something else ... “By discernment, we don’t mean asking whether you should marry or become a priest! That question arises only for those who have already surrendered to…
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February 22, 2018

How my 7-year-old’s first experience of death was deeply imbued with peace … and even joy

Our accidental encounter with a coffin brought home the beauty of our faith My son and I dashed off to morning Mass earlier this week with plans to hit confession afterward and have our souls tidy and nice for the…
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40,000 Register for WYD in first week
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February 21, 2018

40,000 Register for WYD in first week

Rosary from Christians in Bethlehem will be part of the pilgrim kit. More than 40,000 young people have registered for World Youth Day (WYD) to be held in Panama in January 2019, according to Father João Chagas of the Dicastery…
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Lent: A time to be broken?
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February 21, 2018

Lent: A time to be broken?

First in a series of reflections on poetry for Lent There’s good news and bad news today. The good news: Winter is almost over! Is the bad news Lent has just begun? For those of us who have been locked…
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C.S. Lewis tells you how to observe Lent
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February 21, 2018

C.S. Lewis tells you how to observe Lent

We are, Lewis says, “far too easily pleased.” Most people, C.S. Lewis said back in 1941, think unselfishness the highest of the virtues. So do we. Ask people today to name an example of goodness and most will point to…
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Top 4 ways to defeat the devil’s temptations
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February 21, 2018

Top 4 ways to defeat the devil’s temptations

The spiritual life is a battle. Here's how to fight. The spiritual life is a battle. Not only is it a battle against our own selfish desires, but also against the evil spiritual forces of this world. St. John Paul…
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