If Your God Lets You Do Whatever You Want, Your God Is You

If Your God Lets You Do Whatever You Want, Your God Is You

If your God lets you do whatever you want, than your God is you.

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St. Peter Keys Steward of the Kingdom Why

Why Is Peter The New Steward Of The Kingdom?

What is the Steward of the Kingdom? A steward is appointed by the ruling king or queen to represent them and help them to govern. Another word we could use to describe the steward is “prime minister.” In the Old Testament, the chief steward of the king was able to rule with the authority of […]

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How do you teach Catholic kids about the Pope? Get practical suggestions and insights from Catholic children's author, Katherine Bogner

Come Holy Spirit: Teaching Catholic Kids About The Pope

During this Season of the Resurrection, we are mindful that the ministry of Jesus did not come to an end with His earthly life. Just before His Ascension, Jesus promised to send the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, to strengthen and guide His Church. The Holy Spirit descended at Pentecost, filling the Apostles with boldness and […]

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Pope Francis Lent Quote

10 Lent Quotes From Pope Francis To Celebrate His 10th Anniversary As Pope

Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope on March 13, 2013, during the season of Lent. Each year, during this season of the Church, Pope Francis provides wisdom and encouragement for our Lenten journey. Today, we present a Lent quote from each year of Pope Francis’ papacy to inspire and guide us on our Lenten journey. […]

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Pope Francis shared some powerful words at World Youth Day. We can all learn from the Holy Father's wisdom!

Don’t Be Afraid! | 10 Pope Francis Quotes From World Youth Day The Secular Media Isn’t Sharing

I couldn’t help but notice that there wasn’t much secular news coverage of this year’s World Youth Day celebration in Lisbon. Maybe it’s because the media couldn’t twist Pope Francis’ words out of context as easily as they usually do with our Holy Father? Throughout the week, Pope Francis shared some really powerful words with […]

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How can Catholics keep their minds and bodies healthy in order to live as a temple of God? Here are 3 tips for maintaining your health

Top 3 Ways Catholics Can Start Improving Their Mental And Physical Health Today

Health and soundness are better than all gold, and a robust body than countless riches. Sirach 30:15 St. Paul made clear that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 3:16 -1 7; 6:19 – 20), and St. Thomas elaborated in his great Summa Theologica that Christ’s command to love God with […]

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The film, The Pale Blue Eye, opens with this line from the famous poet, Edgar Allan Poe

The Pale Blue Eye: A Light In The Darkness

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?  – Edgar Allan Poe The film, The Pale Blue Eye, opens with this line from the famous poet, Edgar Allan Poe. It is a fictional story of Augustine Landor, a retired […]

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Strengthen Your Will— Fast

Is there something wrong with your life? Maybe something is missing. Maybe you’re depressed. Maybe you’re overwhelmed. Maybe you’re trapped by compulsive behavior. Maybe there’s a particular sin you haven’t been able to overcome no matter how hard you’ve tried? Maybe you’re in a state of despair because you think nothing will ever change? Whatever […]

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What if both of my options are good choices? How will I know what God wants me to do? When none of our options are objectively bad, how do

How Do I Know What God’s Will Is When Both Choices Are Good Things?

Every day, we face numerous choices, many of eternal consequences.  When our hearts and minds are ordered toward God, these choices are usually between two goods.  We could read to our children, or pray the rosary.   We could spend Saturday afternoon serving at the soup kitchen, or go to confession.   We could go […]

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Are you a Catholic ready to quit the comparison game? Use these tips to prevent from falling into the trap of comparing yourself to others.

Let This Be The Year You Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

I have a confession to make. Through my spiritual journey, and even through my professional path, I have struggled again and again with comparing myself to others. It has been a bump on the road that has stopped me from flourishing in an authentic, peaceful, and joyful way. It touches my soul’s deepest wounds and […]

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6 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Own Mistakes

Traveling the adventures of life, whether personal or professional, particularly as one tries to mature in our Catholic faith and holiness, the experiences inevitably are accompanied by a fair share of missteps and unforeseen challenges.  Mistakes serve as humble, poignant threads as one ages and matures, weaving together a life story of hopefully growth and […]

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How can I help my Catholic daughter through puberty? This resource will guide you in encouraging your daughter to bloom during these years

How To Help Your Catholic Daughter Through Puberty: Cultivate The Soul Of Her Heart So She Will Bloom

As the snow and icy wind begin to die down and melt into the sunny warmth of spring, I can’t help but get excited about the gardening season! Not only do I love the sprouts of green interrupting the once white and brown landscape, but I also love the sacredness of cultivating my yard and […]

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Catholic mental health and discernment of spirits

Discernment Of Spirits And Mental Health: The 3 Spirits At Work In Our Lives

I want to introduce two things to you- discernment of spirits as taught by St. Ignatius and Satan as the great accuser.  St. Ignatius taught that there are three spirits at work in our lives. The first is the spirit of God. The idea is that we can tell which spirit is at work by the […]

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What happens when a Catholic priest gives you a blessing? Here are 5 spiritual and temporal blessings that might occur!

What Happens When A Person Is Blessed By A Priest? 5 Spiritual & Temporal Benefits

Sacramentals are powerful sacred signs and an indispensable means of grace. Through them, the liberation from evil and the healing of sicknesses (including psychological disorders) can occur and conversions may happen. Sacramentals can help to overcome multiple difficulties in life, providing a manifold help on the way to God. The blessing of persons is an […]

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Is Pope Benedict XVI A Future Doctor Of The Church?

Today we mourn the loss of Pope Benedict XVI, a holy man of God who lived the faith well. May he rest in the arms of God for eternity! Read more about his life and be inspired by his legacy. Pope Benedict XVI Dies At The Age Of 95 Who Was Pope Benedict XVI? Long […]

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These nine quotes from the encyclicals of Pope Benedict XVI will help you to love, hope, and trust in God. Easy to understand and apply!

9 (Easy To Understand!) Quotes From Pope Benedict XVI’s Encyclicals That Teach Us To Love, Hope, And Trust

CARITAS IN VERITATE | June 29, 2009 Each person finds his good by adherence to God’s plan for him, in order to realize it fully: in this plan, he finds his truth, and through adherence to this truth he becomes free (cf. Jn 8:32).  Pope Benedict XVI Without God man neither knows which way to […]

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When do kids need to start learning about the Theology of the Body? You'll be shocked by this answer. Catholic parents start as soon as child

When Should Parents Start Teaching Theology Of The Body To Their Children?

Parents often wonder when they should begin teaching the Theology of the Body (TOB) to their children…the answer is: In the womb! Yes, that means talking to your unborn child who begins to hear and recognize voices—your body matters to the unborn child.  “The Body Matters” That phrase, “The Body Matters” ought to be on […]

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A Pardon Crucifix: Should Catholics Have One?

One of the most common objects Catholics keep in their homes is a crucifix. Jesus’ suffering on the Cross is a reminder that his death was the means to destroying death. Many non-Catholics have charged Catholics with being too focused on the death of Christ rather than his Resurrection. But without the real and tangible […]

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Among the simplest and most powerful aids God has given us to conquer pride is the humble, yet mighty virtue of humility. 

How Humility Conquers Pride

Humility is, as it were, a disposition to man’s untrammeled access  to spiritual and divine goods. St. Thomas Aquinas  (Summa Theologica, II-II Q. 161. a. 5) St. Thomas Aquinas tells us that pride (superbia in the Latin), “is so-called because a man thereby aims higher (supra) than he is” (ST, II-II, Q. 162. a. 1). […]

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Don't let the anxieties of this life bring you down. This Gospel reflection and practical advice will help Catholics overcome anxiety.

Don’t Let The Anxieties Of Life Choke You | Gospel Reflection

Gospel of Luke 8:4-15 When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after anotherjourneying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable. “A sower went out to sow his seed.And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled,and the birds of the sky ate it up.Some seed fell on rocky ground, […]

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Pope St. Pius X is well known globally for his repression of Modernism and his caution against the separation of Church and State

What Did Pope Pius X Contribute To The Catholic Church?

Who Was Pope St. Pius X? Born in 1835 in Venice, Guiseppe Melchiorre Sarto was pope from 1903 to 1914 under the name Pius X. He was a staunch defender of the truth, a liturgical reformer, and a man of great faith. Pope St. Pius X is well known globally for his repression of Modernism […]

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The Spiritual Warfare Of Motherhood

I find that the term “spiritual warfare” often makes me think it’s more dramatic and epic than it actually is. I think of saints doing heroic penances and exorcists fighting off demons, but truly spiritual warfare is often a subtle battle the devil wages against us to slowly and steadily lead us off of the […]

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What Is “The Looking Glass Self”?

Have you ever heard of “The Looking Glass Self”?  It is a popular concept in the worlds of sociology and psychology and has been around for quite some time. The belief is that we understand ourselves through what we think others think of us.  When applied, we could say that if I see genuine pleasure […]

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What You Should Know About Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter on The Liturgy – Desiderio Desideravi

What is Desiderio desideravi? Desiderio desideravi, the title of Pope Francis’ 2022 document on the Sacred Liturgy, comes from the Latin version of Luke 22:15: “I have earnestly desired (desiderio desideravi) to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” Pope Francis begins this beautiful and relatively short reflection on the beauty, goodness, and truth […]

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10 Quotes From The Catholic Church's 10 Newest Saints || Get to know our newest saints by reading their words and praying!

10 Quotes From The Catholic Church’s 10 Newest Saints

On May 15, 2022, Pope Francis introduced ten new Saints to the Catholic Church. Each of these holy men and women are powerful examples of lives dedicated to God through service, faith, and love. At the canonization Mass, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that all are called to become saints. “Being disciples of Jesus and […]

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Gospel Reflection: Don’t Be So Absorbed In Your Feelings That You Miss What’s In Front Of You

Gospel of John 21: 1-19 At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias.He revealed himself in this way.Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus,Nathanael from Cana in Galilee,Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples.Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”They said to him, “We also […]

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Holy Week To-Do List For Catholics

Holy Week To-Do List Go to Confession. Forgive people. Help others. Clean your house and your mind. Spend time in silence reflecting on the sacrifice Christ made for you. Stay strong in your Lenten fast. Learn about Holy Thursday. Learn about Good Friday. Learn about...

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