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Meet the priest who played Jesus in India’s short film ‘The Word’
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April 18, 2018

Meet the priest who played Jesus in India’s short film ‘The Word’

Fr. Biju Mathew bears an uncanny resemblance to the popular image of Christ. On Saturday we met Fr. Biju Mathew, India’s version of Jim Caviezel, the actor who portrayed Jesus Christ in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. Fr.…
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A powerful litany for those sick and suffering
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April 17, 2018

A powerful litany for those sick and suffering

This Litany for the Sick is one way to intercede for those closest to you who are severely ill or infirm. It is often difficult to bear when someone close to us is suffering from a severe illness. Whether it…
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How depicting Mary as great with child has brought grace to Missouri
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April 17, 2018

How depicting Mary as great with child has brought grace to Missouri

Images of a visibly pregnant Madonna are not very common in the United States. But that might change. On Mother’s Day in 2015, St. Mary Magdalene Church in the Brentwood neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, opened a shrine dedicated to…
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This is how Christians lived in the 2nd century
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April 17, 2018

This is how Christians lived in the 2nd century

A first-hand account of what made Christians counter-cultural in ancient Rome. Popular Roman culture was diametrically opposed to Christianity. As the Romans made superstitious sacrifices to the gods, engaged in sumptuous pleasure feasts, and looked forward to the next slaughter…
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Middle Eastern Church leaders put Syrian crisis in context
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April 17, 2018

Middle Eastern Church leaders put Syrian crisis in context

Christians lose, no matter who uses chemical weapons or what the response is, they say No matter who is responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and no matter what response there may be from the international community,…
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American churchgoers have trouble identifying Jesus’ “Great Commission”
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April 16, 2018

American churchgoers have trouble identifying Jesus’ “Great Commission”

The phrase comes from Christ's instructions at the Ascension. When a Christian polling company asked people if they had ever heard of “the Great Commission,” the instruction Jesus gave his apostles to “go and make disciples of all nations,” 51…
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The “World’s Smallest Catholic Church” is in Texas
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April 16, 2018

The “World’s Smallest Catholic Church” is in Texas

The chapel seats about 20 people and is local tourist attraction The sign outside St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Warrenton, Texas, is meant to catch the eye of visitors taking leisurely drives down rural Route 237, halfway between Austin and…
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Check out these rare photos of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
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April 16, 2018

Check out these rare photos of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Rare photos of Edith Stein -- nun, martyr, and brilliant philosopher who left the world for Jesus Christ. These rare photos of Edith Stein show a beautiful and confident young woman. Her bold quest for the truth led her through…
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Pope Francis’ guide to fighting the devil
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April 16, 2018

Pope Francis’ guide to fighting the devil

7 steps to claiming victory over the Prince of Evil The first pope, Peter, summed up the Christian life by saying: “Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast…
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5 Inspiring quotes from St. Bernadette on suffering and humility
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April 16, 2018

5 Inspiring quotes from St. Bernadette on suffering and humility

After the apparitions at Lourdes, Bernadette suffered quietly and became a beautiful saint. Bernadette Soubirous did not have it easy. While she was the recipient of a heavenly vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858 when she was 14…
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