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Top 5 Scriptures to Strengthen You

Strength. The world tells us, in the spirit of survival of the fittest, that we need to depend on our own strength and avoid any possible signs of weakness at all costs. Conversely, the Bible tells us there is strength in weakness and weakness in strength. These two perspectives are in direct opposition to each






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Lenten Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

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We admit that shadows lurk within our hearts. “I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want.” (Romans 7:18) Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Nobel prize winner and long-term prisoner of the Russian Gulag, said that “the battle line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.” It’s






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The one surprising secret few people know about Lent!

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There is a secret that few people know about sacrifice. Lent is a time to think about sacrifice and what it can do to you as a person. When you give yourself fully to God during Lent, you will be amazed like I have been at the transformation that occurs. There’s something wonderful waiting to






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What impacts have Catholic marriage teachings made on society?

As Catholics continue to debate pastoral and doctrinal approaches to marriage, they should remember that the Catholic approach to marriage and the Eucharist has a direct impact on what the Church teaches about society as a whole, an expert on the Church’s social teaching has said. “Protecting marriage as a social institution has protected all






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5 little-known facts about Lent you need to learn

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Everyone knows that Mardi Gras kicks off the upcoming 40-day Lent, which honors the time Jesus fasted in the wilderness, but did you know there is more to it? Recently the Independent released their list of “5 things you might not know about Lent,” which prompted Catholic Online to join in the fun. Catholics already






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‘Church Denounces Anti-Semitism in All Its Forms,’ Pope Tells Anti-Defamation League

‘I reaffirm that the Catholic Church feels particularly obliged to do all that is possible with our Jewish friends to repel anti-Semitic tendencies’ (Full Text) The Church denounces Anti-Semitism in all its forms, noting it is “completely contrary to Christian principles and every vision worthy of the human person.” Pope Francis stressed this to a






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Why did Pope Francis sack the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta?

Pope Francis has exercised his papal authority and sacked the head of the Knights of Malta following a controversy within the ancient chivalric organization. In dismissing the leader, Pope Francis has made a rare use of power as the absolute monarch of Vatican City and the leader of the Church. Today’s popes rarely exercise their






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The Efficacy of the Holy Rosary

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The Rosary is a very vital and powerful tool in the Catholic Church. Praying the Holy Rosary helps us to defeat the challenges that we may encounter in our daily activities. However, for  the Rosary to be effective, we must have “Purity of Intention”. That is why St. Louis De Montfort in his book, “The






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