Do You Want to Start Reading the Bible? Here’s How to Begin.

Before you open God’s Word, ask the author of that word – the Holy Spirit – to be present in a bold and fierce way. Quiet yourself, spend some time in silence, and hold the Bible in your hands as you pray.

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15 Amazing Padre Pio Quotes on the Spiritual Life

I want to share some of that wisdom with you. Here are a couple short quotes from his letters that have left a lasting impact on me.

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Is the Catholic Church Sexist?

Unfortunately, however, when the Catholic Church enters the discussion, it’s immediately branded as a male-dominated institution full of prejudices.

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4 Things St. Teresa of Calcutta Taught Me

As I walked through the exhibit reading all about her life, I kept thinking, “How can I love like she did? I don’t have it in me…”

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What Makes a Saint?

To be clear, the Church doesn’t “make someone” a saint. The Church recognizes the holiness of certain individuals and honors some with the title of “saint.” If you make it to heaven, you are a saint – whether or not the Church recognizes you as one publicly.

The title of saint is conferred on someone after what is called the canonization process.

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5 Pieces of Advice From JPII for World Youth Day

Imagine millions of Catholics everywhere you turn. Flags flying, chants echoing through the streets, Pope Francis buzzing through the crowds. Imagine the zeal for Christ, the palpable presence of the Holy Spirit in the air, the celebration of the Catholic—the universal—faith. That’s World Youth Day in a nutshell. Whether or […]

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The Girl Who Chose Faith Against All Odds

Kateri’s life was filled with suffering, she was an anomaly among her Mohawk village, and yet, she loved Jesus with her whole heart.

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Don’t be Fooled: How to See Past the Glamour of Sin

Sin can disguise itself as whatever it can, but it can be the most dangerous when it puts on the mask that it’s something so beautiful, so precious, and so well loved that you feel ostracized if you don’t take part in it.

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This is What Death with Dignity is Really About

As we come to halfway point of the year of mercy I need to come clean. I haven’t gone the extra mile, I haven’t picked up a new work of mercy to embark on during this time, I haven’t frequented reconciliation more or prepared better for my encounters with the […]

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How I Realized that God is Everywhere

God is everywhere. God is present. God surprises. One of my favorite stories in the Bible appears in 1 Kings 19: 11-13. Here God intends to reveal Himself to Elijah. First a “great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. […]

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