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Catholic Faith

A Guide To Appreciating Catholic Churches For The Non-Catholic

First, let me tell you that I’m not Catholic. But having lived in Europe for several years, I’ve probably been in more…

Pentecost explained in Lego Video
Catholic Church

This “Pentecost Explained In Lego” Video Is Lit!

This video produced by Trideo is a fun explanation of Pentecost that children (ok, and adults!) are sure to love. Pentecost Explained…

6 Spirit-Filled Ways To Think About Pentecost
Catholic Church

6 Spirit-Filled Ways To Think About Pentecost

On Pentecost Sunday, Christians are accustomed to finding birthday wishes all over the internet—in celebration of the Church, of course….

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Faith & Life

This Is The Moment In The Mass That Softened A Grieving Mom’s Heart

“Shall we now begin the Mass.” The words that I had loved hearing over the last several years now felt…

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Catholic Faith

TXT Stories Easter 2018: He’s Back!

TXT Stories has imagined what communication would have looked like if the followers of Jesus had text messaging at the first…

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Easter

Discovering Mary in the Triduum, Easter, and Beyond

Back in January, I realized that I didn’t know my Mother. No, not my biological mother, my spiritual Mother…our spiritual…

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Gospels

Finding Consolation in the Lord’s Passion (and in Your Own Life) | Lenten Spiritual Exercises Part 6 (Gospel Reflection)

Fr. Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading for Palm Sunday, Mk. 14:1-15:47. Throughout…

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Lent

Suffering Doesn’t Always Make Sense, But Embracing it Could Save Lives

One of the things we say when referring to Jesus, is that we call Him our Redeemer. We do this…

His Heart Beats For Us In A Small Tabernacle And Floods Us With…

In the heart of Jesus, which was pierced, the kingdom of heaven and the land of earth are bound together….

St. Alphonsus Liguori

His Love Was So Great That…

In that same night, then, when men were thinking of preparing torments and death for Jesus, our beloved Redeemer thought…

St. Gregory of Nyssa

Yesterday I Was Crucified With Him, Today I Am…

Yesterday I was crucified with Him; today I am glorified with Him; yesterday I died with Him; today I am…

Catholic Church

Beautiful, Ancient Holy Saturday Homily

“What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence…

St. Pope John Paul II

Holy Thursday: The Mystery Of Love Entrusted

The washing of the feet and the sacrament of the Eucharist: two expressions of one and the same mystery of…

St. John Chyrsostom

It’s Not Just Your Mouth That Should Be Fasting

Do you fast? Give me proof of it by your works. If you see a poor man, take pity on…

St. Augustine of Hippo

7 Benefits of Fasting According to St. Augustine

Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters…

St. Francis de Sales

Having Trouble With Your Lenten Fast? Advice From A Saint

…What can you do to strengthen your resolutions and make them succeed? There is no better means than to put…