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Growing Daily In Perfection As We Prepare For Lent

As Lent draws near, we turn our hearts to Christ’s call to holiness in the Gospels: “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48). Although our life as Catholics demands that we strive day after day and year after year for this perfection, Lent invites us to examine our souls […]

What is part of your bedtime routine as a Catholic parent? Get a few tips and learn how to make Jesus the focus before bed with your kids

How Catholic Parents Can Create A Bedtime Routine That Focuses On Jesus 

Putting my children to bed is my favorite time of the day! I have a 2 year old and 4 year old and life can be so busy and nonstop. Sometimes the end of the day is the only time I have one-on-one quiet time with each child. As a Catholic mom and previous Early […]

An Examination Of Conscience For Fathers

An Examination Of Conscience For Fathers

An examination of conscience is a tool that is used when preparing for making a good Confession. This tool can also be used at any time of day, but can be especially fruitful at nighttime, looking back over the day. The father is the priest of his domestic Church. He is the head of the […]

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Bedtime Stories With The Saints: St. George The Dragonslayer

Once upon a time, there was a horrible dragon who lived in a pond near a village called Silene. The dragon was terribly large with a pointed head and a flickering forked tongue like a snake. He had sharp curved claws bigger and sharper than any sword. Deadly, though he was, the dragon was also […]

Illustrated Examination Of Conscience

An Examination Of Conscience Illustrated Guide

An Illustrated Guide To Make An Examination Of Conscience 1. Open Yourself Up to God’s Presence Practical tip: find a quiet corner in your home or in a chapel. Having a sacred image in front of you is ideal. Light a candle. Take a few moments to breathe and relax. Start by making the sign […]

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2 Prayers That Dads Should Memorize And Use Daily

Priest, Prophet, and King A Baptized man shares in the offices of Christ of priest, prophet, and king. A Baptized man who is the father of children is a priest, prophet, and king in a particular way. His house is his domestic church and his children are the flock that he shepherds. So, what does […]

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How to Discern Between Consolation & Desolation | Lenten Spiritual Exercises

Fr. Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading of John 12:20-33, Jesus’ startling statement about hating life in this world in order to gain eternal life in heaven. Throughout the Lenten season, Father encourages us to invest in prayer of self-examination, and he provides practical assistance in the method […]

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3 Spiritual Exercises To Help Discern Your Vocation

3 Spiritual Exercises to Help Discern Your Vocation 3 Spiritual Exercises to help discern your vocation. 1. Think about Courage: “Here I am Lord” In Sunday’s first reading, the prophet is ready and willing to surrender to the Holy Spirit. “Lord, I am ready to do your will.” St. Ignatius encouraged his spiritual advisees think […]

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Is Your Life Bearing Fruit? An Examination of Conscience

Are you bearing fruit? Seeing our own limitations, forming and examining our conscience, and connecting with God’s mercy is something that takes deliberate and intentional work, in cooperation with the Holy Spirit and thanks to the insights of the saints who’ve gone before us. Father Ian VanHeusen presents an examination of conscience and spiritual exercises […]

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Does The LEGO Batman Movie Have A Catholic Agenda?

It seems that movies these days are no longer merely for entertainment purposes. The majority have an underlying social message that they are trying to get across to viewers. Is The LEGO Batman Movie one of these films? Well, probably not, but you will find several Catholic teaching moments in The LEGO Batman Movie. It […]

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The Difference Between A Good Conscience And A Bad One

I was an English major in college. Unfortunately, I never learned to type my papers until I was faced with a terrible dilemma (this was before everyone had a computer). I had three papers due by the end of the week, and no one available to type my papers. I offered all kinds of financial […]

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10 Catholic Quotes You Can Use When You Want To Take A Nap

A common answer to the question, “How are you?”, is often “Busy.”  Yet, many times we don’t have to be quite as busy as we schedule ourselves to be.  Though there is great importance and dignity in the work we do, we often forget that there is also value in rest. Our on-the-go culture makes […]

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90 Ways To Pray…For Those Times When You’re In A Prayer Rut

Have you ever found yourself in a prayer rut? Perhaps you’ve been saying the same prayers for so long you no longer pay attention to the meaning behind the words.   Your prayer routine has become just that, routine.  Though it is good to be in the habit of prayer, we must not lose the […]

How to Make Your Examination of Conscience (With Illustrations!)

How To Make Your Examination Of Conscience

In recent years, some have noted a widespread crisis in the Church regarding the practice of the examination of conscience. On the one hand, for many it has become a legalistic examination (basically putting oneself in the courtroom), done exclusively within the context of confession, which can produce side effects such as scrupulosity, depression and […]


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