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Is your Catholic parish safe during the holiday season? These tips help plan for medical emergencies, liturgical disruptions, and all safety

Keep Your Parish Safe With These Essential Tips

“So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. “ Luke, 2:3 It is easy to imagine the chaos that consumed Bethlehem during Caesar’s census.  It is fitting, because like Mary and Joseph, we too are likely spending this time of year traveling, visiting the places and people we grew up with.  Or, […]

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Getting Rid Of Preconceived Notions About How Things Are “Supposed” To Be

Gospel of Matthew 11:2-11 When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ,he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question,“Are you the one who is to come,or should we look for another?”Jesus said to them in reply,“Go and tell John what you hear and see:the blind regain their sight,the lame […]

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How do you know if you are going through what St. John of the Cross described as a dark night of the soul? A few things to look for

Are You Experiencing A Dark Night Of The Soul? Here’s How To Tell

Who is St. John of the Cross? St. John of the Cross was a Spanish Catholic who was born in 1542 amidst the throws of the Protestant Reformation. He was a major figure in the Catholic Counter-Reformation and would later be named a Doctor of the Church. He was a priest, mystic, and Carmelite who […]

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How To Make Real Spiritual Progress In 2023

“Each day that begins, if welcomed in prayer, is accompanied by courage, so that the problems we have to face no longer seem to be obstacles to our happiness, but rather appeals from God, opportunities for our encounter with him.” Pope Francis We all know that we should pray every day. Prayer connects us to […]

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5 Things Even Devout Catholics Can Do To Go Deeper In Discipleship

As Catholics, we have a desire to know the Lord, to deepen our relationship with God. To somehow invite Jesus Christ, who pursues us each personally, into every part of our lives.  I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is […]

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Here is a Catholic Guide to 2023! Find a quote for each month, the monthly Catholic devotion, the Pope's Intention, Holy Days, and More!

A Catholics Guide To Living 2023: Quotes, Devotions, & Resources For A New Year!

Start 2023 strong by committing to grow in your Catholic faith and answering the call to be devoted to daily prayer. Our Catholic Guide to 2023 will lead you with the quotes, monthly devotions, and intentions to help you stay motivated each month of the year. Save or print this article so that you can […]

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St. Ambrose And The Legend Of A Bizarre Encounter With Bees

Living in the 4th century A.D., St. Ambrose was bishop of Milan during a tumultuous era of Church history. His road to ordination was an interesting journey. The sudden death of the current bishop of Milan in 374 A.D. left the bishop’s seat open amid the climate of the Arian heresy. Ambrose, an unbaptized believer […]

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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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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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3 Simple Ways To Cultivate Grace In The New Year

As December draws to a close, the bare trees and winter winds tempt me to think that God lies dormant with the rest of creation. He chose this season, however, for His incarnation, showing me that the Lord works wonders in the moments that seem the most unexpected. Wherever you find yourself as we transition into the new year, here are three […]

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This Is Your Invitation To Daily Mass

When you love someone, you don’t just hang out with them once a week for Friday night dates. You want to be with them, in person, every moment you can. You don’t need entertainment. You don’t always need to understand each other or even say much. You just want to be with each other. Maybe […]

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Top Catholic News Stories From 2022

This Catholic Year in Review is not an exhaustive list of every important event to happen in 2022, but these are some of the biggest news stories in the United States and globally to transpire in the Catholic world. The war in Ukraine, the German Synodal Way, the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and much […]

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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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Catholic Christmas Gift Guide | Over 150 Catholic Gifts For Everyone On Your List!

Catholic Christmas Gift Guide | Over 150 Catholic Gifts For Everyone On Your List!

Every year it is incredible to see the creativity that the Holy Spirit lavishes on the artists, designers, authors, and entrepreneurs featured in the Catholic-Link.org Catholic Christmas Gift Guide. It’s an absolute joy to put this list together because Catholic-Link desires to see these small Catholic businesses succeed in evangelizing through their craft. It is […]

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Be inspired by this Varsity Catholic testimony of God's love and faithfulness. Find out how Krista found God and what she's doing now!

All Or Nothing: The Moment That Changed One Athlete’s Life Forever

Imagine kneeling in a room with eleven-thousand college students. The lights are dim, and the spotlights follow the priest holding a Monstrance, walking through the aisles. The choir is singing the verse, “I give myself to you, Lord,” over and over again. People are moved to tears, while others are in awe of the experience. […]

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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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What is Memento Mori? Catholic response

What Is Memento Mori?

Author’s note: Are you contemplating taking your own life? – Please call or text 988 before you do anything else! There is always hope and always a better life just around the corner! You are not alone. Death is a Part of Our Fallen Reality Human beings are no stranger to death, but the plan […]

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Do This Instead Of “Trying Harder”

Gospel of Luke 18:9-14 Jesus addressed this parableto those who were convinced of their own righteousnessand despised everyone else.“Two people went up to the temple area to pray;one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself,‘O God, I thank you that I […]

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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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Four Practical Ways Catholics Can Embrace Martyrdom Each Day

When we think of the saints and martyrs, especially the first Christians, we struggle to conceptualize their experiences.  We don’t live in the same era, they seem “more Catholic” than us, and their level of holiness can feel unrelatable and unattainable. The magnitude of their sacrifice and their commitment to the name of Jesus can […]

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What We Should Teach Kids About Angels

Who are the angels and how should we talk to our children about them? It’s an important subject for Catholics to consider. After all, the existence of angels is an absolute doctrine of our Faith. The Islamic religion believes in angels too, and so does Judaism. Even many of today’s pagan new-agers espouse a belief […]

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3 Tips From St. Therese’s Little Way To Simplify Your Life And Decrease Anxiety

3 Tips From St. Therese’s Little Way To Simplify Your Life And Decrease Anxiety

Minimalism, simplifying, and small living are popular trends today. But for Catholics, the underlying spiritual realities are truly profound. And, who better to guide us in everything small and simple, but The Little Flower, Saint Therese herself? Did you know that when the eye sees clutter, the brain shifts into problem-solving mode? Neuroscience has discovered […]

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Our Journey Of Healing Will Not Be Over Until We Are In Heaven

Gospel Of Luke 17:5-10 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”The Lord replied,“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,you would say to this mulberry tree,‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. “Who among you would say to your servantwho has just come in from plowing […]

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The daily life of a mother is not something seen or valued in the world today. Being a mother is something Catholics can faithfully embrace

The Hidden Life Of Motherhood And Our Faith

 I would say that going to art galleries and contemplating a piece of art isn’t something people do very often these days. Honestly, it’s not something I do often either, but this painting has been a staple in our living room the past six months, and it has slowly been stirring something in my heart.  […]

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A Reflection On The Queen’s Life And Legacy, By A British Catholic

These last twelve days for me as a British subject have been very strange ones. We have continued our ordinary lives, while all about us in the public sphere, momentous and solemn things have happened. The death of our Queen, the instantaneous transferral of symbolic power to the new King; a country in mourning. Flags […]

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions For 2023

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions For 2023

Praying for the Pope's intentions is an important part of our Catholic faith. It is a way for us to show our respect and appreciation for the Pope's leadership and his commitment to the Church. Praying for the Pope's intentions allows us to express our devotion to the...

Epiphany Home Blessing And Prayer Service 2023

Epiphany Home Blessing And Prayer Service 2023

Blessing of the Home on the Feast of the Epiphany When all have gathered, a suitable song may be sung. The leader makes the sign of the cross, and all reply, “Amen.”The leader greets those present in the following words: Let us praise God, who fills our hearts and...

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