Meet an amazing young man who lived like Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati
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April 22, 2018

Meet an amazing young man who lived like Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Many believe Joe Reali was a "saint." In many ways, Joe Reali was just like any other 26-year-old living in New York. As an article in Columbia Magazine describes, “he was also a regular guy who enjoyed hosting parties, going dancing with…
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How my son’s wedding showed me that ‘one, holy, catholic and apostolic’ perfectly describes the Church
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April 22, 2018

How my son’s wedding showed me that ‘one, holy, catholic and apostolic’ perfectly describes the Church

If we humans weren't such prideful creatures, it's unfathomable what the Church could be and do. Every Sunday, we profess our belief in a Church that is “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.” These four terms, known as the “marks of…
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Fr. Hamel: The pope and the young are praying for his canonization
Church
April 22, 2018

Fr. Hamel: The pope and the young are praying for his canonization

Murdered while celebrating Mass two years ago, his process for beatification will begin earlier than usual thanks to an exception from the pope. Eugénie Paris, head of the students’ chaplaincies in the Diocese of Rouen, France, was chosen by the…
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Why is the Syrian Church not condemning Assad, but criticizing the rebels and the UN?
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April 21, 2018

Why is the Syrian Church not condemning Assad, but criticizing the rebels and the UN?

Three experts on the Middle East explain the reason behind this ecclesiastical position and whether it clashes with the ideas of Pope Francis. In the past few days, Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow, Kirill, spoke on…
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No matter where you’re at with Mary, one of these 8 books will be great May reading
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April 21, 2018

No matter where you’re at with Mary, one of these 8 books will be great May reading

Spend some extra time with her in the month dedicated to her by diving into the pages of one of these treasures. Each month of the year is dedicated to a particular devotion in the Church. Though most of us…
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The astonishing Shepherd: The lengths to which God will go
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April 21, 2018

The astonishing Shepherd: The lengths to which God will go

He has broken into the middle of a harsh world. This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Easter, Year B. Apart from being a day to pray for vocations to the priesthood, it is a day to notice…
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When Mary is the problem
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April 21, 2018

When Mary is the problem

When someone is new to the Church, meeting his Mother might take a while. And that's OK. It was a particularly mind-twisting conversation. A Protestant man on his way into the Church told me how much he loved praying to…
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How to prepare for Holy Communion 3 days in advance
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April 21, 2018

How to prepare for Holy Communion 3 days in advance

This sequence of meditations helps the soul prepare for an extraordinary event. As Catholics, many of us are frequently tempted to view reception of the Eucharist as an ordinary event in our lives. It is something we “do” every Sunday…
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A beginner’s guide to praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet
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April 21, 2018

A beginner’s guide to praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet

For those unsure about how to pray this powerful devotion. During the 1930s, a Polish nun named Faustina Kowalska received several visions and messages from Jesus. During these private revelations a great emphasis was placed on the Divine Mercy of…
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4 Saints for 4 desperate situations, and prayers to them
Prayers
April 21, 2018

4 Saints for 4 desperate situations, and prayers to them

These saints are powerful intercessors when you need God the most. Often God will allow a severe trial to afflict us or someone we love. It isn’t always easy to bear and the reasons why God permits such suffering are…
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