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Is Art Worth Dying For? The Story of the Monuments Men
Source On February 7, 2014, another World War II-era movie hit the box office. However, despite an intriguing plot and a generous cast of talented actors, the film received mediocre reviews. In fact, it seemingly faded into oblivion shortly after leaving the theaters. It wasn’t until I stum...

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A super saint: St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church
Source By Kimberly Bruce In one of Catherine’s visions of our Lord, He presented her with two crowns, one of gold and one of thorns. He asked her to choose which she wanted. Catherine replied, “I desire, O Lord, to live here always conformed to your passion, and to find pain and suff...

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My Catholic Life!

Posted on April 10, 2024 in: General News

My Catholic Life!
Source April 25: Saint Mark the Evangelist—Feast c. 12–c. 68 Patron Saint of attorneys, captives, shoemakers, lions, notaries, glass workers, Egypt, and Venice Invoked against impenitence, insect bites, scrofulous & struma diseases Pre-Congregation canonization Litur...

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4th Sunday of Easter: Good Shepherd Sunday
Source SCRIPTURES & ART: Today’s Gospel speaks of how the sheep should act, but it’s also an important lesson for shepherds The Fourth Sunday of Easter is traditionally called “Good Shepherd Sunday” because that is the theme of the Gospel. That had previously bee...

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TAKING THE RISK OF FAITH

Posted on April 10, 2024 in: General News

TAKING THE RISK OF FAITH
Source The man who never made a mistake never made anything. Likewise, the man who never takes a risk never gets ahead. Whether it is starting your own business, getting engaged, pursuing your dream career, getting a great education, or achieving athletic greatness, if you don’t take a risk...

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4 Easy Ways to Celebrate the 50-Day Easter Season
Source After we pass through the sorrows and sacrifices of Lent and Holy Week, Easter breaks forth as a great time of joy and celebration. It is the “Solemnity of solemnities” celebrated by the Church. It is the day our hope was made complete—the day that Jesus conquered sin ...

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9 Things You Need to Know About Divine Mercy Sunday
Source Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the Second Sunday of Easter. Divine Mercy Sunday is a recent addition to the Church’s calendar, and it has links to both private revelation and the Bible. Millions of people look forward to and are profoundly moved by this day. What is it...

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Easter 2024: The Complete Guide to the Catholic Season of Easter
Source What is Easter about? On Christmas, we celebrate the Incarnation—God becoming human – with Jesus’s birth. During Lent, we recall the cross—Jesus’s crucifixion and death. At Easter, we rejoice in the empty tomb—Jesus’s resurrection. Easter is ...

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What is Easter?

Posted on March 26, 2024 in: General News

What is Easter?
Source The word "Easter" comes from Old English, meaning simply the "East." The sun which rises in the East, bringing light, warmth, and hope, is a symbol for the Christian of the rising Christ, who is the true Light of the world. The Paschal Candle used during the Easter Vigi...

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The Sacred Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. The Mystery of Faith
Source "Beginning with the Easter Triduum as its source of light, the new age of the Resurrection fills the whole liturgical year with its brilliance. Gradually, on either side of this source, the year is transfigured by the liturgy" (Catechism of the Catholic Church) . CHESAPEAKE, V...

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