Prayer for a Blessing on the New Year
Prayers
January 8, 2018

Prayer for a Blessing on the New Year

O sacred and adorable Trinity, hear our prayers on behalf of our holy Father the Pope, our Bishops, our clergy, and for all that are in authority over us. Bless, we beseech Thee, during the coming year, the whole Catholic…
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How to learn to love the Rosary (even if you hate it)
Articles
January 8, 2018

How to learn to love the Rosary (even if you hate it)

Don't feel guilty if you think it's boring, but do give it another chance. Katrina, I feel like the worst Catholic ever admitting this, but I hate the Rosary. The Rosary is supposed to be the quintessential Catholic prayer and…
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10 Ways to not hate the Rosary
Articles
January 8, 2018

10 Ways to not hate the Rosary

If you struggle with the Rosary you can walk with it, like Benedict XVI, or you can try these ideas from Tom Hoopes! I profoundly believe that God in his providence planned this year, the 100th anniversary of Fatima, to…
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4 Reasons to say the Rosary every day: The Fatima connection
Articles
January 8, 2018

4 Reasons to say the Rosary every day: The Fatima connection

100-year anniversary of the apparitions seems a good time to honor Our Lady's request This year is the 100th anniversary of the visions at Fatima. Last week I pointed out that Fatima’s “conversion of sinners” message comes, providentially, a year after the…
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How the Rosary saved one man from drugs and prison
News
January 8, 2018

How the Rosary saved one man from drugs and prison

A life of crime and drug addiction landed Khristian Briones, 39, in prison for ten years. During that time, he paid his debt to society, and he set out on a path of faith and conversion that began with praying…
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Victory for life, how it happened: from abortion clinic to medical center
Articles
January 7, 2018

Victory for life, how it happened: from abortion clinic to medical center

Three years ago, a medical office in Manassas, Virginia was one of the area's largest abortion clinics. Today, it is a free medical clinic for the poor, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic…
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Vatican pays tribute to two Chinese bishops persecuted by the Beijing regime
Articles
January 7, 2018

Vatican pays tribute to two Chinese bishops persecuted by the Beijing regime

Though usually the Holy See only notes the death of cardinals, these persecuted prelates often get public praise from Rome. The Holy See announced this week the death of two bishops from Mainland China, Bishop Luca Li Jingfeng, and Bishop…
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Did the Magi believe in God?
Articles
January 7, 2018

Did the Magi believe in God?

The Three Wise Men weren't Jewish and held various religious beliefs. In the Gospel of Matthew it states, “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East…
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What do the 3 gifts of the Magi symbolize?
Articles
January 7, 2018

What do the 3 gifts of the Magi symbolize?

Gold, frankincense, and myrrh were more than birthday presents.
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Why did the Magi bring gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh?
Articles
January 7, 2018

Why did the Magi bring gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh?

The gifts were customary at the time, but also had profound symbolism. When the Magi came to visit the newborn Christ Child, they did not come empty-handed. Saint Matthew narrates what happens when they first encounter the Holy Family. oing…
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