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Frodo Baggins and St Therese: The Little Way Through Middle Earth

Frodo Baggins and St Therese: The Little Way Through Middle Earth Watch

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By Fr Dwight Longenecker

In giving us a humble hero Tolkien reminds us that it is the foolish things of God which overturn the wisdom of the world. Things are not what ...

Drinking the Chalice of the Lord: Facing Suffering, Struggle and Failure

Drinking the Chalice of the Lord: Facing Suffering, Struggle and Failure Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

James was the son of Zebedee and brother of John. From faithful stock, we see in this encounter that some forms of zeal may indeed be genetic. In ...

Your Catholic Voice Foundation (YCVF) Reports - what your generosity did for Syrian and Iraqi Christians in 2014!

Your Catholic Voice Foundation (YCVF) Reports - what your generosity did for Syrian and Iraqi Christians in 2014!

Living Faith

Your Catholic Voice Foundation 2014 Report - Last year, caring, devoted Catholics such as you made thousands of donations to care for Christians ...

New rules for Vatican finance offices include protection for 'whistleblowers'

New rules for Vatican finance offices include protection for 'whistleblowers' Watch

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Those who find evidence of wrongdoing in the finances governing the Vatican will be protected under new rules. The guidelines governing the ...

Former atheist shares with the world his unbelievable journey finding Jesus

Former atheist shares with the world his unbelievable journey finding Jesus Watch

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Journalist and Pastor Lee Strobel led a "narcissistic and profane" life before his conversion to Christianity in 1981. The former atheist spent ...

Family Tips: How to promote optimism in your child

Family Tips: How to promote optimism in your child Watch

Marriage & Family

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As parents, there are moments when it is very easy for us to get swept away by the fire in our heads during moments of uncertainties, problems, ...

Catholic-raised beef. Yep, that's a thing!

Catholic-raised beef. Yep, that's a thing! Watch

Living Faith

When many Americans think of monks and nuns, they imagine brown or black-clad cloistered people who do nothing but pray all day in perfect isolation ...

Beating swords into plowshares

Beating swords into plowshares

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

"In the days to come, the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills," writes the prophet ...

Insight from Pope Francis: 'Minimum skills minuimum wages' --What's wrong with that? ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING

Insight from Pope Francis: 'Minimum skills minuimum wages' --What's wrong with that? ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING Watch

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"Don't like it? Go home then," Pope Francis remarked on the throwaway culture of our world and how it impacts the lives of millions at the margins. ...

ISIS is not the first to persecute Christians, a look at the Roman persecutions of the early Church (PART ONE)

ISIS is not the first to persecute Christians, a look at the Roman persecutions of the early Church (PART ONE) Watch

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By Robert Mullen (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It is a sad and disheartening fact that many Christians suffer from constant-and often brutal-persecution today, most visibly places like the ...

God is Green! Come celebrate all of God's creations during March

God is Green! Come celebrate all of God's creations during March Watch

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"In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind ...

What Does the Lord Jesus Mean When He Calls us to Be Perfect?

What Does the Lord Jesus Mean When He Calls us to Be Perfect? Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

The character of Jesus Christ is being formed in each one of us as we say yes - and choose to cooperate with the Lord who is making us new, every ...

Making a Lenten Retreat with Pope Francis: Learning from Elijah

Making a Lenten Retreat with Pope Francis: Learning from Elijah Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

In many respects, our life on this earth is a classroom of love and a continual invitation to holiness. As we age, we are given the opportunities ...

Vatican deeply apologizes for Pope Francis' Argentina 'Mexicanization' comment

Vatican deeply apologizes for Pope Francis' Argentina 'Mexicanization' comment Watch

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Pope Francis did not mean any offense - but in a private email about his native land Argentina's drug trafficking issues, the pope expressed ...

UPDATE: Two years after resignation Pope Emeritus Benedict said to be doing well

UPDATE: Two years after resignation Pope Emeritus Benedict said to be doing well Watch

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With Pope Francis in the spotlight, many wonder what is happening with Pope Emeritus Benedict, who is keeping true to his pledge to remain out of the ...

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Counsel

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Counsel Watch

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By Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.

In Bonaventure's analysis of this gift of counsel, there are three steps to sound counsel, which we may also call distinctions.  Counsel relates ...

Pope Francis wants you to pray to end Christian persecution. But will Catholics answer him?

Pope Francis wants you to pray to end Christian persecution. But will Catholics answer him?

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With the mass kidnapping of over 100 Christians in Syria, it has become painfully clear that the Islamic State thinks nothing of targeting innocent ...

Saint Gregory of Narek to become 36 Doctor of the Church

Saint Gregory of Narek to become 36 Doctor of the Church Watch

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By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An Armenian monk and poet from the 10th-century has been named a Doctor of the Universal Church by Pope Francis, an announcement which may be ...

10 silly reasons why being in a relationship is awesome

10 silly reasons why being in a relationship is awesome Watch

Marriage & Family

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

While we're all for power in the single person, being in a relationship can be a great thing, especially if you are comfortable with the person. You ...

Join Pope Francis and Christians around the world in a Global Day of Prayer to STOP the violent persecution of Christians at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists

Join Pope Francis and Christians around the world in a Global Day of Prayer to STOP the violent persecution of Christians at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists

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We have come to a time of great trial and tribulation in the Church. Christians around the world face more persecution today than they did in ancient ...

Are you having a bad hair day? 13 ways to turn your boring ponytail into something exciting

Are you having a bad hair day? 13 ways to turn your boring ponytail into something exciting Watch

Marriage & Family

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It's one of those days; your hair isn't cooperating at all and you've reduced yourself to a simple ponytail to reign in your wild hair. However, the ...

First Sunday of Lent: Enter the Desert and Fight the World, the Flesh and the Devil

First Sunday of Lent: Enter the Desert and Fight the World, the Flesh and the Devil Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Let us enter into the desert in Jesus and embrace the Lenten way of voluntary sacrifice, fasting, prayer and alms giving. In so doing, we will ...

YCVF Reports - what your generosity did for Syrian and Iraqi Christians in 2014!

YCVF Reports - what your generosity did for Syrian and Iraqi Christians in 2014!

Living Faith

Last year, caring, devoted Catholics such as you made thousands of donations to care for Christians in Syria and Iraq. At this time, Your Catholic ...

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Fortitude

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Fortitude Watch

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By Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.

The gift of fortitude comes to us through the "unassailable shield of faith," the "serene solace of hope," and the "inextinguishable fire of love," ...

Pope Francis tells priests Liturgy should inspire feelings of wonder

Pope Francis tells priests Liturgy should inspire feelings of wonder Watch

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In a Lenten meeting, Pope Francis told a group of priests that people should feel the wonder and allure of the liturgy. He noted that the ...

How We Can Learn to Pray and Love

How We Can Learn to Pray and Love Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

I recently turned 60 years young. On my birthday, someone asked me, out of all the activities I am engaged in, which I love the most. The answer ...

Stop making excuses! 8 easy tips on how to eat healthier

Stop making excuses! 8 easy tips on how to eat healthier Watch

Home & Food

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When it comes to food, it's easy to get into the same bad habits. Sometimes it's easier to go for the fast food rather than making your own meal. ...

Need change, but can't commit? 11 ways to temporarily change your hair, that won't leave you with regret

Need change, but can't commit? 11 ways to temporarily change your hair, that won't leave you with regret Watch

Marriage & Family

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hair is a funny thing; it's with you all the time and you become so used to it and comfortable with it. At the same time, you can begin to get ...