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September 7, 2015

Nine Ways the Eucharist Was Hidden in the Old Testament

John Henry Newman once compared Scripture to an inexhaustibly rich wilderness—never failing to reward the faithful explorer with thrilling new discoveries yet always beyond his ability to master it completely:…
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September 7, 2015

Spiritual Combat and Your Weapons of Choice

The word of God teaches us that our life on earth is warfare and the Lord reminds us that if we have decided to follow the Lord we must be…
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September 7, 2015

Top 5 Myths About the Papacy

November 5th is traditionally remembered in England as the day that Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the British parliament. It is still common today, to see anti-Catholic and anti-Papacy…
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September 7, 2015

The Top Ten Most Important Church Councils

To be deep into history, John Henry Newman wrote, is to cease to be a Protestant. Put another way, to be deep into history is to become stronger in the…
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September 5, 2015

A moral obligation to vaccinate

I was recently asked whether Catholic schools are morally obliged to require vaccination. My answer is a resounding “Yes.” Catholic and, indeed, all Christian theology is based on the words…
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September 5, 2015

The Secret to Raising a Saint

Comparing their family to mine, I noted how soft-spoken and gentle they all were. From modest, tidy clothes to neat hair styles, their five children always appeared well groomed and…
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September 5, 2015

Church to Europe: Don’t turn your back on refugees

Catholic aid agencies are urging Europeans not to turn against migrants seeking refuge from Syria and other countries, in what media reports describe as the continent’s greatest refugee movement since…
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September 4, 2015

A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, abortion

Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of…
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September 4, 2015

Are you a fallen RC, Catholic-connected, or a cultural Catholic?

Sam Clark wasn’t reared as a Catholic. He never converted, either. Yet Clark, 50, of Carson City, Mich., likes Pope Francis — “the most ecumenical pope in my lifetime” —…
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August 1, 2015

Daily Reading for Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Reading 1, Leviticus 25:1, 8-17 1 Yahweh spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai and said: 8 "You will count seven weeks of years -- seven times seven years, that is…
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