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5 myths about the shortage of priests
Faith & Life

5 Myths About the Priest Shortage | Video From Breaking In The Habit

In this video posted to the YouTube channel Breaking In The Habit, Br. Casey Cole debunks five commonly held myths most…

Despicable Me Minions Ride Baptism
Media

What The “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Ride” Taught Me About Baptism

In the spirit of spontaneity and pure wanderlust, my closest girls and I decided to check out the new Harry…

The Baptism of Christ (c. 1690), Antoine Coypel, Los Angeles County Museum of Art / public domain
Gospels

Lost in the Crowd, Found in the Baptismal Font (Gospel Reflection)

Gospel Reflection for the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus   “This fear of death is like a constant winter.”…

Family

How to Explain the 7 Sacraments Without Boring Your Children

Do you have to explain the sacraments to your son or daughter? Are you lacking material for your church’s catechesis…

judgmental
Controversial Subjects

Why Catholics Not Only Can Be, but *Should Be* Judgmental

One of the great Catholic writers of the last century, G.K. Chesterton, poured out ink (by pen and typewriter and…

wedding
Family

5 Things To Remember When Planning Your Wedding

Fr. Bill Byrnes from the Archdiocese of Washington offers some insight into the five things that he would like engaged couples…

The Confession Catholic movie
Evangelization

“The Confession”: Winner of Best Short Film at the International Catholic Film Festival

This short film has an incredibly powerful and impactful message. “The Confession” by John LaRaw from South Korea was the…

Christian Marriage Is A Supernatural Calling

For a Christian marriage is not just a social institution, much less a mere remedy for human weakness. It is…

St. Pope John Paul II

The Gift of Marriage Is From God

Love that leads to marriage is a gift from God and a great act of faith toward other human beings.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“God makes your marriage indissoluble”: A Letter to a Married Couple from Prison

God makes your marriage indissoluble. ‘What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder’ (Matthew 19:6). God joins…

St. Basil of Caesarea

“It is necessary to confess our sins to those to whom the dispensation of God’s mysteries has been entrusted.”

 It is necessary to confess our sins to those to whom the dispensation of God’s mysteries has been entrusted. Those…

St. Basil of Caesarea

“For prisoners, baptism is ransom, forgiveness of debts, the death of sin…”

For prisoners, baptism is ransom, forgiveness of debts, the death of sin, regeneration of the soul, a resplendent garment, an…

St. Padre Pio

“It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass.”

It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do without Holy Mass.

There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. Nothing is more Precious.

There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to…

“When we receive Holy Communion, we experience something extraordinary.”

When we receive Holy Communion, we experience something extraordinary – a joy, a fragrance, a well-being that thrills the whole…