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Source The Eucharist is described in the Catechism as the ‘source and summit’ of our faith. Finding the time to go to Adoration can be difficult. But if you can make it happen, committing to regular Adoration with an open heart can have some surprising results. While they were eati...

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Source The USCCB will consider this week whether to advance on the local level the causes of beatification and canonization for Cora Evans, Michelle Duppong and Mother Margaret Mary Healy Murphy. Clockwise from left: Michelle Duppong, Cora Evans and Mother Margaret Mary Healy Murphy (photo: ...

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Source On May 13, 1917, the Blessed Mother appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal. She would appear to these children once a month for the next six months. In the last of these apparitions on October 13, 1917, the day known for “the Miracle of the Sun”, the Blessed Mother reve...

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The Special Virtue Of Thankfulness

Posted on November 14, 2022 in: General News

Source The Virtue of Thankfulness: Simply Justice or Piety? The act of gratitude or being thankful is something which is seen as important both in the Church and in the broader human family. Gratitude is universally important for human relationships to flourish. Who wants to be around someone ...

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Source Few days seem more wholesome in the United States as Thanksgiving. It is a day that means universally family, generosity and gratitude. From an early age, we listen to the folkloric origins of the celebration and in school we dress up as Pilgrims or Indians to remember its historic origins...

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The word Purgatory comes from the Greek root πῦρ (“pur”) which means both “fire” and “pure.” This is a fitting description, as the fires of Purgatory, rather than destroying like the fires of Hell, instead purify. Purgatory is where we expiate for the pain due ...

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Source Did you know that each month has a traditional Catholic devotion? This year, let’s focus on each devotion month-by-month to grow in our faith and traditions! Make yourself notes, write it on your calendar, and pray a specific prayer each day of the month to remember. You could use a ...

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All Souls Day

Posted on October 31, 2022 in: General News

Source The commemoration of all the faithful departed is celebrated by the Church on November 2, or, if this falls on a Sunday or a solemnity, the feast is celebrated on November 3. The Office of the Dead must be recited by the clergy on this day, and all the Masses are to be of Requiem except on...

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Source “All the faithful of Christ, of whatever rank or status, are called to the fullness of the Christian life and to the perfection of charity.” (Lumen Gentium 40) Blame Diocletian. Or thank him, depending on how you look at it. It had been the Early Church’s custom to ...

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Source On Oct. 28, Catholics remember Sts. Simon and Jude. Who are they? Though two of the apostles chosen by Jesus to accompany Him and minister to others, their recorded words are few, and they lived humbly in the shadows of the more well-known disciples of Christ. They became saints, nonethele...

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