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When a woman stole the Eucharist to make a love potion
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February 21, 2018

When a woman stole the Eucharist to make a love potion

She wanted to win back her lost love, but didn't expect this to happen. During the 13th century in Altari, Italy, a young woman was heartbroken. She lost the love of her life and was determined to win him back.…
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SPOTLIGHT: Sex Abuse Survivors and the Road to Recovery
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February 21, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Sex Abuse Survivors and the Road to Recovery

As "Spotlight" refocuses the nation's attention on Boston's clergy abuse scandal, victims tell of struggle to heal A well-known Catholic intellectual referred to the year 2002 as the Long Lent—a period in which shame was just heaped upon the Church because of…
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CNN's "Finding Jesus" Asks the Right Questions
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February 21, 2018

CNN’s “Finding Jesus” Asks the Right Questions

Does it come to truthful conclusions? "Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery" is a CNN original series running through lent. Produced by Nutopia, a British film company, the series examines the facts and myths behind the Shroud of Turin, the relic of the…
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How to pray the Stations of the Cross as if you were there
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February 21, 2018

How to pray the Stations of the Cross as if you were there

Just try this: Imagine that Jesus has been condemned to death and you are the only one of his friends who holds his hand while he awaits his fate. Nothing (except perhaps Friday fish fries) characterizes the season of Lent…
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How I began to believe that the Eucharist really is Jesus
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February 21, 2018

How I began to believe that the Eucharist really is Jesus

It actually was Boy Dylan who got me started ... When friends told me in college that they believed that the Eucharist at Mass is not bread anymore but really Jesus Christ, truly present, I didn’t understand them. “You mean you believe…
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Why you should have these two Fatima child saints in your spiritual life
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February 21, 2018

Why you should have these two Fatima child saints in your spiritual life

These two will teach you how to make little sacrifices, even when you don't want to Last year’s 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions afforded many the opportunity to examine the lives of Sts. Francisco and Jacinta Martos, especially in…
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Do you know the connection between St. Teresa of Avila, Our Lady, and Nicaragua?
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February 21, 2018

Do you know the connection between St. Teresa of Avila, Our Lady, and Nicaragua?

"Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of the Old Man" has quite a history. Nuestra Señora de la Concepcion de El Viejo, patron of Nicaragua, literally means “Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of the Old Man.” In this case,…
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3 Powerful sacramentals to have in your office
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February 21, 2018

3 Powerful sacramentals to have in your office

These religious items can have a profound effect on your work and coworkers. Keeping your faith alive at work is not always an easy task. In fact, sometimes work can distract us from recognizing the presence of God and pull…
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How did Jesus really dress?
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February 19, 2018

How did Jesus really dress?

A close look at the Bible and recent archaeological findings give us a clearer idea of how Jesus dressed and wore his hair. As historian Joan Taylor notes in a post at the website The Conversation, our conception of what Jesus…
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How to conquer temptation, according to ‘The Imitation of Christ’
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February 19, 2018

How to conquer temptation, according to ‘The Imitation of Christ’

Kempis provides powerful wisdom on dealing with temptations. Over the centuries many saints have turned to one particular piece of spiritual literature for consolation. It is entitled The Imitation of Christ and was written by a German priest named Thomas à Kempis  in…
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