The astonishing Shepherd: The lengths to which God will go
Articles
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
Articles
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
Articles
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
ArticlesPrayers
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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Philippine president Duterte says he personally had Catholic nun arrested
News
April 21, 2018

Philippine president Duterte says he personally had Catholic nun arrested

“It was upon my orders. I ordered her to be investigated … for disorderly conduct,” said Duterte. Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, has said that he was personally responsible for the arrest of an Australian Catholic nun for…
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Can exorcisms can be performed over the phone?
Church
April 21, 2018

Can exorcisms can be performed over the phone?

Cardinal Ernest Simoni explained at an exorcist conference that "all is possible" through Jesus. This past week, from April 16-21, more than 250 priests and laity attended the 13th annual conference on exorcism at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical Athenaeum in…
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Pope Francis to ordain 16 seminarians, 10 of whom are non-Italians
Church
April 20, 2018

Pope Francis to ordain 16 seminarians, 10 of whom are non-Italians

A mix of religious and diocesan priests Pope Francis will ordain 16 new priests on April 22 during a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, according to a statement from the Vicariate for the Diocese of Rome on April 17. Of…
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Why do we make the sign of the cross in the face of danger? The Pope explains.
Church
April 20, 2018

Why do we make the sign of the cross in the face of danger? The Pope explains.

During his general audience, the Pontiff continued his reflection on Baptism, the sign of Christian faith Pope Francis explained the power behind the Sign of the Cross, during his general audience on Wednesday, April 18, in St. Peter’s Square. The…
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The truth about Benedict XVI’s resignation: revelations in a new documentary
Church
April 20, 2018

The truth about Benedict XVI’s resignation: revelations in a new documentary

His closest collaborators deny that the cause was the leaking of documents to the press or the issue of sexual abuse It was February 11, 2013, when Benedict XVI communicated to the world his decision to resign from the exercise…
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