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Matthew Chicoine is a free-lance writer, faithful Catholic, and an avid truth seeker. Matthew has written book reviews for Homiletic and Pastoral Review and published works for Catholic Insight Magazine as well. He earned an M.A. in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2014. Please feel free to visit his blog at https://thesimplecatholic.blog/ to learn more about his pilgrim pursuit of a joyous life following the truth of the Gospel.

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Mary—Perfect Reflection of Christ’s Light

April 21, AD2018 0 Comments
Mary—Perfect Reflection of Christ’s Light

During a homily for the feast of the Immaculate Conception in 2014, a priest provided the best analogy to describe the significance of Mary. He stated, “The best way to experience the light of Christ is through the atmosphere of Mary!” In other words, sometimes the truth of Jesus is too blinding for us to […]

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Is There Hope in God’s Providence During Desolation?

January 12, AD2018 1 Comment
Is There Hope in God’s Providence During Desolation?

December 13th—the Feast Day of St. Lucy, I stood aside a grave of another unborn child. It is unnatural for a father to bury his child. Standing in a cemetery after the funeral Mass for your miscarried child is truly a surreal and somber experience. When humans encounter death—especially the loss of a family member […]

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