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exorcism
God & Mystery of Evil

7 Truths About Exorcism and Exorcists

Frequently, while watching TV or when we go to the movies, we find that many of the stories told have…

guardian angels

Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels: 4 Mass Prayers to Help Cultivate a Relationship With Your Own

October 2nd is the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels. How often do you think about yours? I confess that…

manly
Leadership

“You Shall Not Pass!” – Ode to the Manly Priest and the Priestly Man

I have a pastor who is “in his natural habitat” at the altar and at the pulpit. His ars celebrandi…

Bourne Trilogy
Spiritual Combat

5 Truths About Christian Life that the Bourne Trilogy Reminded Me Of

It’s true that movies about spies, shootings, and chases (like the Bourne Trilogy) have little to do with the faith….

Devil
God & Mystery of Evil

3 Movies About the Existence of the Devil (Especially for Nonbelievers)

It is said that one of the best strategies of the devil is to make us believe that he doesn’t…

Confession
Sacraments

11 Things That Happen When You Commit to Going to Confession More Regularly

As Catholics, we are required to go to Confession once a year, but why stop there? We know Confession can…

Faith & Life

Watch This Young Girl Bring An Audience To Tears

Last week, a video of a young girl’s poetry performance in her school classroom went viral. It makes for powerful and…

St. Charles Lwanga
Saints

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs of Uganda: Saints You Need to Meet

Saturday, June 3rd is the feast of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions. These great saints have been officially designated as…

Jacques Philippe

“The Christian life is a combat, a war without mercy”

Every Christian must be thoroughly convinced that his spiritual life can in no way be viewed as the quiet unfolding…

Thomas Keating

3 Simple Movements to “Let Go” when You are Upset

The Welcoming Prayer practice is a way of “letting” into the present moment in the ordinary routines of daily life….

G.K. Chesterton

On the adventure of the Christian virtues

The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice.

Origen of Alexandria

True Soldiers of Christ Must be Prepared to Do Battle for the Truth

Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so…

St. Padre Pio

When You Feel Despised

“When you feel despised, imitate the kingfisher, who builds its nest on the masts of ships. That is to say,…

St. Justin Martyr

Did Early Christians Believe in Hell? St. Justin Martyr Responds

But, as we said above, wicked devils perpetrated these things. And we have learned that only those are deified who…

St. Joan of Arc

“I am not afraid…”

“I am not afraid… I was born to do this.”

St. John of the Cross

The Dark Night: Stanzas Of The Soul

 One dark night, fired with love’s urgent longings — ah, the sheer grace! — I went out unseen, my house…