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02/19/2018 03:07 PM
5 Beautiful Catholic Churches on the Beach
By Jim Graves | Many people come to California to enjoy our beaches and the Pacific Ocean. Next time you’re in the state and are headed to the beach, take the time to enjoy one of our beautiful Catholic churches located on—or...

02/19/2018 01:40 PM
Pope Francis’ Feast of Forgiveness — Confession
By Edward Pentin | One of Pope Francis’ frequent appeals is for the faithful to frequent confession: “The sacrament of reconciliation must regain its central place in the Christian life,” so that “everyone...

02/19/2018 09:51 AM
‘Senseless Violence and Horrifying Evil’ — Prayers for Parkland
By Christine Rousselle/CNA/EWTN News | MIAMI — Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami urged Broward County to unity, mutual support and strength after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

02/19/2018 07:43 AM
Pope Reappoints Cardinal O’Malley to Commission for Protection of Minors
By Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News | VATICAN CITY — On Saturday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has reconfirmed Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston as head of the Pontifical Commission...

02/19/2018 06:47 AM
Pope Francis Backs Down, Accepts Resignation of Nigerian Bishop
By Edward Pentin | Despite issuing an unprecedented ultimatum last June to priests of Ahiara diocese in Nigeria, demanding they accept a Benedict XVI-appointed bishop, Pope Francis has backed down and accepted the bishop’s...

02/18/2018 11:01 PM
The Beauty of the Devout Life; Tips for the Best Lent; Is Centering Prayer Catholic; and More Links!
By Tito Edwards | The Beauty of the Devout Life – Charlie McKinney, Catholic Spiritual Direction 10 Tips for the Best Lent – Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., Catholic Exchange Good Works or Once Saved, Always...

02/18/2018 03:06 PM
SDG Reviews ‘Samson’
By Steven D. Greydanus | If you ever wondered what it might have looked like for Samson to slay 1,000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, wonder no more. I mean, you didn’t necessarily have to...

02/18/2018 01:15 PM
The Art of Cultivating a Heavenly Perspective, Properly Preparing for Lent, and More Great Links!
By Tito Edwards | The Art of Cultivating a Heavenly Perspective – Jonathan B. Coe, Catholic Exchange Properly Preparing for Lent – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction Coincidence or Proof? All...

02/18/2018 07:18 AM
Reading the Good Book: How to Pore Over the Entire Bible in 365 Days
By Elisabeth Deffner | The first time Meg Hunter-Kilmer read the entire Bible, it took her about six years, at the rate of a chapter a day. By the time she finished, as a freshman in college, she felt...

02/18/2018 06:17 AM
This Lent, Repent — Then Believe
By Father John Paul Mary Zeller | Sunday, Feb. 18, is the First Sunday of Lent (Year B). Mass Readings: Genesis 9:8-15; Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15 The Spirit...

02/17/2018 05:12 PM
Men Without Conviction, Churches Without People; Slaughter of Holy Innocents; and More Great Links!
By Tito Edwards | Men Without Conviction, Churches Without People - George Weigel, First Things Legal Rationalizations for the Slaughter of Holy Innocents – Fr. David A. Fisher, Crisis Magazine What Is...

02/17/2018 08:08 AM
Pope Francis: Blessed Paul VI to Be Canonized This Year
By Edward Pentin | Pope Francis has said he will proclaim Blessed Paul VI a saint later this year, and joked that he and Benedict XVI are “on the waiting list.” At the end of a closed-door question and answer...

02/17/2018 08:05 AM
Journal Your Way to Spiritual Growth
By Katie Warner | For many, the spiritual life may not seem to require the presence of a writing utensil, but some Catholic groups are encouraging journaling in connection with one’s faith to bring about...

02/16/2018 07:59 AM
Trump Administration Proposes ‘Paradigm Shift’ in Federal Education Policies
By Brian Fraga | WASHINGTON — Betsy DeVos, the U.S. secretary of Education, is calling for “a paradigm shift” and a “fundamental reorientation” of the way Americans think of school and the federal...

02/16/2018 07:55 AM
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Petitions West to ‘Sympathize With Us’
By Doreen Abi Raad | Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius Aphrem II became patriarch in 2014 as Syria was in the throes of war. Several months later, Syriac Orthodox were among the 100,000...

02/15/2018 11:01 PM
10 Ways to Fall in Love with the Eucharist; Autism: Tolerance to Empowerment; and More Great Links!
By Tito Edwards | Ten Ways to Fall in Love with the Eucharist - Fr. Ed Broom O.M.V., Catholic Exchange+++ Autism: Tolerance to Acceptance to Empowerment – Dan L. Edmunds Ph.D., Catholic Stand Spiritual...

02/15/2018 03:33 PM
3 Types of People Who Secretly Enjoy Being Miserable
By Fr. Dwight Longenecker | Let’s face it. Some people enjoy being miserable. Here’s why. When I ran a business training company before I was ordained we used a personality type program to help people improve working...

02/15/2018 02:55 PM
We Need to Take Back “You Shall Not Judge”
By Justin McClain | A few years ago, I recall hearing that the most well-known of scriptural passages had changed from John 3:16 to Matthew 7:1 — “Stop judging, that you may not be judged.” It is also one of the least...

02/15/2018 02:20 PM
Vatican Denies Rumors That Benedict XVI Has Degenerative Nerve Disorder
By CNA/EWTN News | VATICAN CITY — After rumors spread in German media that Benedict XVI has a paralyzing nerve disease, the Vatican debunked the story, saying the retired pope is experiencing nothing more...

02/15/2018 02:17 PM
In London Stands a Statue of the Long-Forgotten Lenten King
By K.V. Turley | As Lent starts there is a statue in central London that it would be good to contemplate It is not a religious statue, nor is it well known. Standing in the heart of London, outside the National Gallery, the...