Blessed is She Who Believed

There is a stone building called “Mary’s House” near the ancient city of Ephesus (modern-day Turkey) on a hillside named “Nightingale”. The house is simple,

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shame

Why Do You Doubt?

Consider Matthew 14:31: Peter cried out for help when he began to sink as he tried to walk on water toward Jesus in the stormy

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liturgy, reform

Advent and the Liturgical Year

Catholics can rightfully wish each other “Happy New Year!” on Sunday, December 2nd, because it is the beginning of a new liturgical year in the

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Forgiveness is For Losers

Christian forgiveness is a revolution. By that I mean it does what revolutions always do: it overthrows the ancien régime, the old, decaying order of

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Personal Letters From God

I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young people, because you have conquered the evil

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St. Damien

The Christian Answer to Suffering

Everybody suffers; there is simply no getting around it. Nobody gets through life unscathed. In fact, the universality of suffering is the single greatest argument

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