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Evil, Death, and Christ’s Victory: an All Souls’ Day Challenge

Halloween might be a spooky time of year for most, but for Christians it is a time of great joy and rejoicing!

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Using a Ouija Board… Literally the Dumbest Thing you Could do This Halloween

Ouija boards claim to help you contact people who have died by asking the wooden board a question and watching the pieces spell out an answer. This might sound like innocent fun, but here’s a few reasons you should think twice about phoning a friend on the other side this Halloween…

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Celebrating Death: the Tradition of Día de los Muertos

Unlike the more terror-inducing traditions that happen on and around Halloween in the United States, Día de los Muertos attempts to instead demonstrate the joy that can be found when death isn’t dreaded, but embraced.

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Can Non-Catholics Go to Heaven?

As Catholics, we believe that those who die in God’s grace and friendship, those who chose to accept salvation, will reach heaven.

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Hell: Catholic Cheat Sheet

Hell is not a punishment that God inflicts on bad people. Rather, it is an eternal, voluntary choice that can be made if a sinner wants to reject God’s forgiving, merciful love.

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Purgatory: Catholic Cheat Sheet

Purgatory is a temporary state of purification where souls (after they have died) have the effects of their sins cleansed before they are able to enter heaven.

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Heaven: Catholic Cheat Sheet

Heaven is where souls live in endless union with God, loving and praising Him and praying for souls not yet in heaven.

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To Protect and Serve: The Truth About Guardian Angels

Yes, guardian angels really do exist! In fact, every year on October 2nd the Church celebrates a Feast Day in honor of Guardian Angels.

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Purgatory: Heaven’s Waiting Room

Consider this analogy. Have you ever tried to put a wrinkled dollar bill into a soda machine? You try your best to straighten it out but the machine simply can’t receive it in its wrinkled, tattered state. But if you put in a crisp, new bill, the machine takes it no problem. Purgatory is where all the “wrinkles” are purged and “ironed out.” Remember, the wrinkled dollar is not worth less than the new one it just needs some help.

Put simply, Purgatory means you’ll get to heaven some day, but that you have a few things God has to “iron out” first.

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You’re Not Just Some “Body”

'So, I was looking in the mirror today and actually got a glimpse of my butt. It’s extraordinarily big!' Says Jenny, 17. Yes, Jenny was blessed with a round tushy that could probably outshine Beyonce. But Jenny hates it.

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