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Author Archive: Wendy McMahan

Wendy is a lifelong Catholic and a daily communicant with a great love and appreciation for the faith. She has been married for 32 years, and has two adult children. She is grateful to be able to share her love for God with others through her writings.

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Mortal Sin: It’s Not That Bad?

May 19, AD2017 1 Comment
Mortal Sin: It’s Not That Bad?

Have you ever encountered someone who feels the Catholic Church is all about guilt? They ask: “Why do I have to go to Mass every Sunday? Why can’t I the receive the Eucharist if I missed Mass? Why do I have to go to confession?” Blaming the Church is an excuse people use to diminish […]

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My Grandmother’s Cross Has Become Our Cross

April 20, AD2017 2 Comments
My Grandmother’s Cross Has Become Our Cross

My grandmother, Opal, never raised her voice. She found joy in the simplest things: reading a book, playing scrabble, or completing her crossword puzzles. Her house was spotless all the time; not one thing was ever out of place. Her curio cabinet with filled with shiny, colored dishes and trinkets. Some trinkets she bought at […]

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Catholics and New Age, the Occult, and Witchcraft

March 27, AD2017 3 Comments
Catholics and New Age, the Occult, and Witchcraft

For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. – Ephesians 6:12 This scripture gives us a picture of the invisible air that surrounds us, and those spiritual beings who occupy it. From […]

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The Power of the Mass: Why We Believe What We Believe

February 15, AD2017 2 Comments
The Power of the Mass: Why We Believe What We Believe

This is the second part of a series on The Power of the Mass. Part one is available here. I have been inspired to make clear not only the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist, but also the continual sacrifice of Jesus on the altar at every Catholic Church throughout the world. The same […]

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The Power of The Mass: Why I Remain Catholic

January 18, AD2017 5 Comments
The Power of The Mass: Why I Remain Catholic

Learning Empathy From the Cross When I was little, I remember sitting in the pew at church gazing up at the huge crucifix that hung on the wall behind the altar. I never heard a word the priest said, nor did I pay any attention to what he was doing. I was just drawn to […]

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