The Klan and the Catholics
Articles
July 16, 2018

The Klan and the Catholics

The history of the KKK tells us something about ability of immigrants in the United States to assimilate over time. There is currently a good deal of nervousness under those white hoods. The “hacktivist” group Anonymous has declared its intentionto reveal…
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3 Sobering Visions of Purgatory from the Saints
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July 16, 2018

3 Sobering Visions of Purgatory from the Saints

Yes, those in purgatory have avoided hell and are assured of heaven, but it’s still a place of great suffering for those who are there Many saints have claimed to have had mystical experiences related to purgatory. Of course personal…
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3 Absolutely Terrifying Visions of Hell
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July 16, 2018

3 Absolutely Terrifying Visions of Hell

If these saints’ visions are anything close to the truth, hell is very real and terrible. You don't want to go there. US Supreme Court Justice Antonin says he believes in hell and the Devil and gets mocked. But Scalia’s allies are more important than…
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10 Quotes from the Saints on What Heaven Will Be Like
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July 16, 2018

10 Quotes from the Saints on What Heaven Will Be Like

Those who know best describe the joy that awaits Today seems like a good time to examine just what happens to us after death—or more specifically, where our eternal souls go when our bodies die. So in the spirit of…
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Parables of Challenging Mercy
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July 16, 2018

Parables of Challenging Mercy

How do we renew the imagination of readers, that they might encounter the parables in their living vitality? As a theological educator in a university setting, often charged with presenting the Scriptures to undergraduates, I find the teaching of parables…
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Looking Back at Mother Teresa’s “Dark Night”
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July 16, 2018

Looking Back at Mother Teresa’s “Dark Night”

The Dark Night of the Soul is not about doubt; it is about enduring, faithful, slavish love The news of Mother Theresa’s upcoming canonization signaled a good time to recall some of the beata’s more inspiring words. It’s a good time…
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A Year in the Word: “Here I am, Lord. Send Me!”
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July 16, 2018

A Year in the Word: “Here I am, Lord. Send Me!”

The task of the Christian is to say yes to God Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” “Here I am,” I said. “Send me!” —Isaiah 6:8 The way…
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Prayer for My Husband
Prayers
July 16, 2018

Prayer for My Husband

That he might be the companion of my life and my best friend Lord, you who know every heart and who search the depths of every soul, today I want to pray for my husband, the beloved of my heart,…
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O Saints, Teach Us What You Know!
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July 16, 2018

O Saints, Teach Us What You Know!

"Pulling a patron" from the holy cards For a while, as each year wound down, a friend of mine would ask me if I would like her to “pull a patron” for me — a spiritual guide and teacher for…
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How 17 Saints Fought the Devil and Lived to Tell the Tale
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July 16, 2018

How 17 Saints Fought the Devil and Lived to Tell the Tale

Dr. Paul Thigpen talks about his new book, "Saints Who Battled Satan" Scripture, Church teaching and the writings of Church fathers and doctors affirm the existence of the Devil and other demons. So do the lives of the saints, and…
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