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In this Gospel from Matthew we learn a powerful lesson of forgiveness that is good for our our spiritual and mental well-being.

A Powerful Lesson Of Forgiveness Found In The Gospel Of Matthew 18:21-35

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his […]

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First reconciliation is an important time in a child's faith journey. Bobby Angel shares his advice for Catholic parents in today's article.

First Reconciliation Advice For Parents From Bobby Angel

“Confession is an act of honesty and courage—an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God,” affirmed St. Pope John Paul II.  Having recently walked with our own two oldest children through the beautiful experience of preparing for their first Confession and Communion, we know how profound the […]

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Uprise is a global volunteer Catholic generosity movement living the works of mercy. Catholic 14 Works of Mercy might be new to you

UPRISE: A Global Catholic Movement Promoting The Works Of Mercy

What would it mean to you, your family, and our dear Lord, if you could offer new ways to inspire the next generation of Catholics to give our Church and Our Lord another look, another glance Christ’s way; but in a manner that might better resonate with the current Gen X, Y, and Z, in […]

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What Would The Saints Say To Will Smith And Chris Rock?

Even if you didn’t watch the Oscars, you’ve likely seen all over social media what occurred between Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith. An offensive joke was told at the expense of Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband retaliated by walking on stage to slap Chris Rock and then proceeded to cuss him […]

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There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance. Luke 15:7

More Joy In Heaven | Luke 15:7

“I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.” Luke 15:7 Why Should We Confess Our Sins to a Priest? Why we confess our sins to a priest? What is a mortal vs […]

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Is sin really a big deal? Find out what sin is and how it impacts that spiritual life. We will briefly define sin and then discuss its effect

What Is Sin And What Are Its Effects?

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“Marvel”ous Grace: How Antman Points To God’s Grace

Like many, I jumped on the Marvel Movie phenomenon late in the game. I was visiting my brother in Florida on a rainy day. Our time together was limited, and as far as things to do, going to a movie seemed like the logical option. Avengers Endgame had just come out, and he agreed to […]

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Confession: Ancient, Apostolic, and Thoroughly Christian

The Sacrament of Confession has been expressed in various ways over the centuries. When Catholics say that Confession was instituted by Christ—as all the sacraments were—they ultimately mean that the “ministry of reconciliation” has been entrusted to the Church such that its leaders are empowered by Christ to forgive sin in His name. How this […]

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Letters To Father Jacob Catholic Movie Review

Letters To Father Jacob | Catholic Movie Review

The visually-stunning Letters to Father Jacob follows the lives of two very different people, whose paths cross for unknown reasons. Inspired by Klaus Härö’s Letters to Father Jacob, the movie with a contemplative rhythm – one to which, thanks to Hollywood, we are utterly accustomed to – unveils a simple and sincere tale of unexpected […]

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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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Homelessness goes deeper than not having a place to lay your head at night, and solving the problem of homelessness goes deeper Catholic social justice

How To Fight Against Homelessness

Homelessness goes deeper than not having a place to lay your head at night, and solving the problem of homelessness goes deeper than simply providing hot meals or houses. In this video, we see how one man was called by Christ to suffer-with the homeless and how that has transformed his own life and the […]

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Christ the King | Liturgy Live

This week on the podcast we talk about the spiritual leadership of David. How David waited for so long, already anointed, and still mourned the death of King Saul even though they were enemies. This really spoke to us about holding the office in respect even if we know that the leadership is not perfect. […]

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There's Something Therapeutic About Watching The Restoration Of This Painting Of Mary

There’s Something Therapeutic About Watching The Restoration Of This Painting Of Mary

Watch and marvel as this artist meticulously restores a 150-year-old beautiful painting of Our Lady.  Julian Baumgartner of the Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration in Chicago masterfully uses techniques that will allow this painting to be preserved for another 150 years. The Restoration of Mother Mary The Restoration of Ave Maria   It’s mesmerizing to watch […]

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Mercy and Judgment: A Biblical Conflict

Deep within the Christian debate over sin lies a conflict between two recurring themes in the Bible: judgment and mercy. On the one hand, Jesus says, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven,” (Luke 6:37), and on the […]

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6 Promises Of God Every Christian Should Know

It’s important that Christians know the Word of God and write it on their hearts. In times of trouble, stress, and despair, it is the God’s promises that give us hope. The scriptures remind us that with our eyes fixed on Christ we can weather any storm that comes our way. Biblical stories assure us […]

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Catholic Social Teaching: What It Is And Why It Is So Important!

In this first part of a two-part series on Catholic Social Teaching, we explore the seven main themes. This is a bird’s eye view of Catholic Social Teaching and only begins to scratch the surface. The Heart of Christ The social teaching of the Church is a rich treasury of the heart of Christ. As […]

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I Can Only Imagine Movie Review

I Can Only Imagine | Movie Review

When Mercy Me released “I Can Only Imagine” in 2001 it was one of the first Christian songs that I had ever heard on the radio. I remember thinking about the lyrics and truly imagining how my heart might feel when the time would come for me to meet Jesus. At that point in my life, […]

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Gospel reflection Be Courageous! How to Overcome Your Addiction to Sin

How To Overcome Your Addiction To Sin

Be Courageous! How to Overcome Your Addiction to Sin Overcome your bad habits and sin by claiming authority as a child of God 1. Stop cowering in fear or acceptance of your weakness as if it’s “just the way it is, I’m stuck.” 2. Name and confront your enemy with courage. In other words, stop […]

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8 Battles Against Sin That We Can't Afford to Lose

8 Battles Against Sin That We Can’t Afford To Lose

Sometimes the culture of relativism makes us think that matters pertaining to evil and the spiritual battle are nothing more than theoretical ideas. We start to believe that our sin is less and less serious. “We must always be vigilant against the deception and seduction of the evil one….When a strong man, fully armed, guards […]

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Mark Wahlberg Prays God Will Forgive Him For His Past Movie Roles

Catholic-Link has written a few posts on Mark Wahlberg and his conversion to Catholicism, but each time we share them we undoubtedly get comments about his past movie roles. The actor has starred in films that don’t align with his Catholic moral values, such as his role as a porn star in “Boogie Nights.” “I […]

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Gospel reflection - Why Forgiveness is Like Oxygen

How Lack Of Forgiveness Causes Community To Break Down

Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his […]

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“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 Winner of  Best Short Film at the International Catholic Film Festival. “The Confession” tells the story of a young priest who listens as an elderly man confesses to the sin of a murder he committed twenty […]

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The 5 Necessary Spiritual Steps You Need To Take After You Sin

This is a matter we seldom talk about with clarity, I don’t know exactly why. My impression is that we talk a lot about sin in an abstract way, or using an academic-theological terminology that the common Christian doesn’t always understand. Nevertheless, we are before a crucial aspect of the Christian life, and it is […]

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10 saints with a bad past

10 Saints Who Prove God’s Grace Is Bigger Than Your Sin

Have you ever heard someone say, “My sin is too big for God to forgive”? Or, maybe you yourself even feel this way at times? This is a lie that the devil would like us to believe, but the truth is no one’s sin is bigger than God’s love, mercy, and forgiveness. He has immeasurable […]

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25 Pope Francis Quotes To Live Out

2016 was a busy year for Pope Francis and he has hardly slowed down in the first month of the new year! The past year in the Church was graced with love and mercy, much needed in our world today. World Youth Day events and the canonization of new saints (especially Saint Teresa of Calcutta) […]

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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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