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St Irenaeus of Lyon Teaches Us How to Know God

St Irenaeus of Lyon Teaches Us How to Know God Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

This great defender of the faith insisted on the central claim of Christianity: God can be known and loved-indeed, that is why He came into our ...

Here's 3 reasons why the canonization of Mother Teresa matters to you

Here's 3 reasons why the canonization of Mother Teresa matters to you Watch

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By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

On September 4, 2016, Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Her canonization is an important event for ...

Bet you didn't know these 10 things about St. Patrick and Ireland!

Bet you didn't know these 10 things about St. Patrick and Ireland!

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The most kids know of St. Patrick 's Day is that you must wear green or you'll get a pinch from your friends. Adults see the day as an occasion to ...

After the Corned Beef: St. Patrick Challenges Modern Christians to be Missionaries

After the Corned Beef: St. Patrick Challenges Modern Christians to be Missionaries

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

We need to learn a lesson from this great missionary. He saw what was good in the culture and "baptized" what could be redeemed. He respected the ...

Who was the man named Saint Patrick?

Who was the man named Saint Patrick?

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Saint Patrick - remembered with parades, the wearing of green and feasts throughout the world wherever there are people of Irish descent, or wish to ...

Pope Francis continues tradition of blessing two lambs in memory of St. Agnes

Pope Francis continues tradition of blessing two lambs in memory of St. Agnes Watch

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By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

On Thursday Pope Francis celebrated St. Agnes' feast day in the Vatican by continuing the centuries-old tradition of blessing two lambs in her honor.

A Patron Saint for California

A Patron Saint for California Watch

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By Justin Soutar

During his visit to the United States this coming September, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, the heroic 'Apostle of California.' ...

Lessons From Saint Joseph The Carpenter

Lessons From Saint Joseph The Carpenter

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By Alex Basile

Every carpenter must practice patience. We can learn important lessons from the wood shop in Nazareth from the humble Saint Joseph.

Femine Genius, Holiness and St. Teresa of Avila

Femine Genius, Holiness and St. Teresa of Avila Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never ...

Saint Teresa of Avila: Virgin and Doctor of Prayer

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By Deacon F.K. Bartels

St. Teresa's whole life is one of simple beauty and fervent purpose; it is a life contained in Christ. She shows us how to live the same way through ...

From St Francis of Assisi to the Faithful: We Must be Simple

From St Francis of Assisi to the Faithful: We Must be Simple Watch

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By St. Francis of Assisi

We must not be wise and prudent according to the flesh. Rather we must be simple, humble and pure. We should never desire to be over others. Instead, ...

St Therese of the Child Jesus: In the Heart of the Church I Will Be Love

St Therese of the Child Jesus: In the Heart of the Church I Will Be Love Watch

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By St Therese of Lisieux

O Jesus, my love, at last I have found my calling: my call is love. Certainly I have found my place in the Church, and you gave me that very place, ...

The Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: Archangels and Powerful Spiritual Allies Sent by Love and for Love

The Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: Archangels and Powerful Spiritual Allies Sent by Love and for Love Watch

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By Deacon F. K. Bartels

The Catechism of the Catholic Church informs us, "The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls 'angels' ...

Pope Cornelius and Bishop Cyprian are Examples for this Age of Martyrs

Pope Cornelius and Bishop Cyprian are Examples for this Age of Martyrs Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

God and his angels look down upon us; Christ, who looks on as we do battle in the contest of faith. What great dignity and glory are ours, what ...

Why Do We Commemorate the Beheading of John the Baptizer?

Why Do We Commemorate the Beheading of John the Baptizer? Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

He was a man who understood that life wasn't all about him. He emptied himself willingly and was thus able to reveal Jesus to others. He was the ...

Feast of St Augustine of Hippo: Defender of Truth

Feast of St Augustine of Hippo: Defender of Truth Watch

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By F. K. Bartels

If there is any message which can be drawn from St. Augustine's life, and there are many, it is the message of repentance and conversion. This is a ...

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Reminds Us that 'Love Is Sufficient of Itself'

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Reminds Us that 'Love Is Sufficient of Itself' Watch

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By Deacon F.K. Bartels

"It is true that the creature loves less because she is less. But if she loves with her whole being, nothing is lacking where everything is given. To ...

Saint Clare Shows Us How The Path of Simplicity Can Lead To A Greater Love for Christ

Saint Clare Shows Us How The Path of Simplicity Can Lead To A Greater Love for Christ

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By Deacon F. K. Bartels

We learn from St. Clare both the importance of giving one's life to Christ as well as the sublime, eternal rewards of doing so. When we leave the ...

Fr. Paul Schenck on Edith Stein: Daughter of Israel, Daughter of the Church

Fr. Paul Schenck on Edith Stein: Daughter of Israel, Daughter of the Church Watch

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By Fr. Paul Chaim Benedicta Schenck

August 9 is the Memorial of St. Teresia Benedicta a Cruce, Edith Stein, Catholic feminist, philosopher and martyr of Auschwitz. In this sketch, Fr. ...

Saint Alphonsus Liguori and the Chains of Love

Saint Alphonsus Liguori and the Chains of Love Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Since God knew that man is enticed by favors, he wished to bind him to his love by means of his gifts: - I want to catch men with the snares, ...

Was St. Christopher a real saint? A new perspective

Was St. Christopher a real saint? A new perspective

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Is Saint Christopher a real saint? This is a question debated by fans -and detractors of the historic figure of St. Christopher. Christopher was ...