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Resistance Is NOT Futile

Click the link to learn more, readers: His resistance to Communism was heroic, but his sanctity more so I.Media for Aleteia - published on 04/26/23 Eduard Habsburg, Hungarian ambassador to the Vatican, talks about Cardinal Jósef Mindszenty's example of holiness and resistance to the Communist regime. Pope Francis’ trip to Hungary from April 28 to 30, 2023,… Continue reading Resistance Is NOT Futile

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Coming Out of Hiding

Food for thought, readers: Prayer is unhiddenness Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP - published on 04/16/23 No one can long endure self-imposed seclusion. From the disgrace of our hiding places, our hearts beseech God ... I gained new insight into prayer through a book by Tomáš Halík. In Night of the Confessor, the Czech priest writes: “To pray… Continue reading Coming Out of Hiding

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The Lack of Religion in Fiction and Issues this Causes

Kit Sun Cheah had an interesting article on his site recently. Titled “Guy Gavriel Kay’s Religion Without Religion,” he tackles an issue rampant in modern fiction of every variety: modern writers largely cannot write believable religions or religious characters. Every time they try, they leave a hollow world behind that does not satisfy a reader… Continue reading The Lack of Religion in Fiction and Issues this Causes

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

This is not only sweet, readers, it is a very good reminder. Click the link to learn more! What my 6-year-old said about Jesus that stopped me in my tracks Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 03/20/23 One of the many beautiful things I’ve learned from training to teach Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is that very young children… Continue reading Out of the Mouths of Babes

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Stop In and Say Hi

As of February 2023, readers, the Almighty is literally waiting for you in this airport in Atlanta, Georgia. There is now a chapel of perpetual Eucharistic Adoration open in the interfaith chapel at the airport. It services both the personnel on station and travelers who pass through the airport. Since I am Catholic, I am… Continue reading Stop In and Say Hi

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Thou Art Dust…

…and unto dust thou shalt return. Take a look at this piece on the Sedlec Ossuary in Kunta Hora, Czechia, readers! Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church" Kutna Hora, Czechia A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons. THE 40,000 TO 70,000 SKELETONS within Sedlec Ossuary (aka Kostnice Ossuary Beinhaus) in the Czech Republic welcome you, quite… Continue reading Thou Art Dust…

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A Word on Predestination

Worth the read. Check it out! Predestination and How Sanctifying Grace Justifies Us By Gene Van Son 12 January AD 2023 The idea that we are all predestined to heaven or hell when we die is rather disconcerting.  However, all Christians (and Muslims, too) agree that our souls will end up in one of those two… Continue reading A Word on Predestination

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Poetry in Worship

An important reflection, readers: Christianity and Poetry by Dana Gioia August 2022 When I became a man, I put away childish things. —St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 13 Most Christians misunderstand the relationship of poetry to their faith. They consider it an admirable but minor aspect of religious practice—elegant verbal decoration in honor of the divine.… Continue reading Poetry in Worship

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Water for Life

Check it out, readers! Religious Sisters Become Pioneers of Hydroelectric Power in Africa Some of the first to recognize the benefits of small-scale hydropower were religious communities in Africa. Bukavu, Congo, is the capital of South Kivu province, where religious sisters built and operate a small hydroelectric power plant. (photo: Shutterstock) Edward Pentin August 4,… Continue reading Water for Life