These Gospel characters became saints
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March 20, 2018

These Gospel characters became saints

Remember the woman at the well? Tradition says she is now in the heavenly court. In the four Gospels there are various men and women who encounter Jesus. Some are mentioned by name, while others are referred to by their…
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A powerful prayer for the healing of a loved one
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March 20, 2018

A powerful prayer for the healing of a loved one

"All our times are in Thy hand. All diseases come at Thy call, and go at Thy bidding." We all have someone in our lives who is in need of healing. Whether it be physical or spiritual, healing is needed by…
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The devil will show you the good things of what you’ve left behind, pope warns
Church
March 20, 2018

The devil will show you the good things of what you’ve left behind, pope warns

When we're feeling tired out by life, says Francis, we have to turn and look at the Crucified One Life can seem long and full of troubles, and we can even begin to complain against God. But the trick for…
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“Keep the crucifix before your eyes, and it will teach you everything…”
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March 20, 2018

“Keep the crucifix before your eyes, and it will teach you everything…”

Seeking reassurance, finding peace in the Cross of Christ Q: “Why should I consider Catholicism?” A: “Because you’re going to suffer. In life, everyone suffers. Absolutely no one escapes their turn at it. And Catholicism has the most complete theology…
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John Paul I: It took him only 33 days to leave a lasting legacy
Church
March 20, 2018

John Paul I: It took him only 33 days to leave a lasting legacy

Cardinal Paolin stresses the importance of the pontificate of the first pope elected after Vatican II. The importance of John Paul I’s pontificate “is inversely proportional to its duration,” says Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis’ secretary of state. The cardinal said…
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A miraculous cure in St. Louis is remembered at the Shrine of St. Joseph
Church
March 20, 2018

A miraculous cure in St. Louis is remembered at the Shrine of St. Joseph

Ignatius Strecker's healing paved the way for St. Peter Claver's canonization. On March 16, 1864, a German immigrant named Ignatius Strecker dragged himself to his local parish in hopes of a miraculous healing. He was prepared to die, but his wife…
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SAINT OF THE DAY... (TUESDAY, MARCH 20) Saint John Nepomucene, Martyred after refusing to break the seal of confession.
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March 20, 2018

SAINT OF THE DAY… (TUESDAY, MARCH 20) Saint John Nepomucene, Martyred after refusing to break the seal of confession.

Priest and Martyr (1350-1393) His life + John was a parish priest in Prague, renowned for his preaching. He would later serve as vicar general of his diocese. + According to tradition, he was invited to serve in the court…
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Excommunication: What is it and does the Church still do it?
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March 20, 2018

Excommunication: What is it and does the Church still do it?

Often, in fact, it is the person who chooses to excommunicate himself. Excommunication can be a frightening word. It even looks disturbing written out on paper: E.x.c.o.m.m.u.n.i.c.a.t.i.o.n. The reality is no less grave. We’ve all seen that arresting scene from the…
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St. Joseph: Solace of the Wretched, Patron of the Dying … Terror of Demons?
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March 19, 2018

St. Joseph: Solace of the Wretched, Patron of the Dying … Terror of Demons?

The Church has given us much to consider about this "silent saint" A line from Pope Pius IX’s 1870 decree by which St. Joseph was declared patron and protector of the universal Church strikes me as an open window into…
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Pray this Litany of St. Joseph to learn his many heavenly names
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March 19, 2018

Pray this Litany of St. Joseph to learn his many heavenly names

One of them is the "Terror of demons." St. Joseph, however silent he was in the Bible, is widely known as a powerful intercessor in heaven. He may have been a simple carpenter on earth, but his role as the…
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