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The Lenten Journey of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

By Christine Warner

As we journey through the Lenten season, we can renew our zeal for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving by reflecting on Jesus’ own suffering and temptations. If we ever feel reluctant or discouraged in our own Lenten sacrifices, we can turn to the severity of the trials He experienced during the ...

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Everyday Catholics Can Fight Sex Abuse

By Tim Busch

More than 15 years after the American people awoke to the gross abuse of children by Catholic priests, this week the Vatican will host its first-ever summit to discuss the “protection of minors.” Over the course of four days, bishops from across the world will hear victims’ testimony and ...

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The Legacy of the 5 Great Loves of Saint John Paul II

By Christine Warner

Throughout his lifetime, Saint John Paul II revealed his heart to the world through his many writings, teachings, homilies, and prayers. There are countless things we can learn from the saint’s witness and words, yet five key themes emerge that are predominantly present: young people, ...

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The Mind’s Ascent to God by Faith and by Reason

By Fr. Dominic Legge, OP

How do we understand the act a Christian makes when she says: “Credo, I believe”?  Is this a reasonable act?  Can unaided reason lead her to make this act?  Some would say yes, while others would argue that it is not a rational act, or is even fundamentally irrational or a-ra...

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What is the First Step in Renewing a Parish?

By Pat Lencioni

Parish renewal is a popular topic these days, for good reason.  The local parish is the place that most Catholics come to worship God and receive the Eucharist, as well as the other Sacraments.  For the majority of us, it is the physical epicenter of the practice of our faith. The big ...

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How to Enhance Your Prayer Life in 2019

By Christine Warner

Every new year is a chance for new beginnings. We start each year with renewed resolve to improve our health, strengthen our relationships, and grow in prayer. As 2019 begins, examine and reflect on your personal prayer life: How have you experienced the graces of prayer in your life? H...

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