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St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr: Model for Contemporary Deacons in a New Missionary Age Watch

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When Valerian arrived, Deacon Lawrence presented him with the true gold and silver of the Church, the poor! The emperor was filled with ... continue reading

Deal Hudson: St. Thomas Aquinas on the Bronx River Parkway Watch

Image of It had been my first reading of St. Thomas Aquinas that reactivated my journey into the Catholic Church, and it was St. Thomas that kept me a living member of the Church that day on the Bronx River Parkway.

Once again, I was losing consciousness and feeling cold.The door opened and I felt myself being lifted out of the car, placed on a ... continue reading

Feast of St Bonaventure: The Serpahic Doctor Points us to Francis who Points us to Jesus Watch

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Bonaventure's account of his friend, mentor and spiritual father, St. Francis, weaves a captivating picture of a poor, little man from ... continue reading

Reflection on the Silence of St. Joseph, the Guardian of the Redeemer Watch

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Joseph was a humble man. There was not an ounce of false bravado or machismo in this servant of God. Named after the great Patriarch who ... continue reading

Vatican commission approves second miracle for John Paul II, clearing path to sainthood Watch

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Vatican officials confirm that Pope John Paul II is now just one step away from sainthood after a Vatican commission approved a second ... continue reading

St. Catherine of Sienna Calls Each One of Us to Love God Right Where We Are Watch

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While praying at Peter's tomb, she experienced the great weight of the Church fall on her shoulders, and she offered herself and her ... continue reading

The Vision of St. John Bosco and the Papacy of Benedict XVI Watch

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Does the heroic leadership of Pope Benedict XVI represent one more fulfillment of the prophetic vision of the Saint whose Feast we ... continue reading

St. Thomas Aquinas is a Model for the New Evangelization Watch

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St. Thomas knew that all truth finds its source - and its fulfillment - in the One who is Truth Incarnate, Jesus the Christ. In this way, ... continue reading

Saint John Neumann Calls us all to Apostolic Charity and Courageous Christianity Watch

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Apostolic charity refers to living like the first apostles. At the heart of Redemptorist spirituality is Christ's own mission, which was to ... continue reading

Who are you? John the Baptizer, Basil and Gregory Nazianzen Call Christian Men to Live as Friends Watch

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Friendship participates in the Love of God from which it derives. Greek, the original language of the New Testament, differentiates between ... continue reading

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