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Tag: Anabelle Hazard

The Secret to Converting Your Friends and Family

July 10, AD2014 13 Comments
The Secret to Converting Your Friends and Family

There’s someone out there you want to see safely home in the Catholic Church, right? Someone you know would be the next St. Augustine, if he found truth and decided to work for truth for the rest of his life.  You’ve been evangelizing to him by buying books and videos, posting articles on social media, […]

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Summer Readiness: 5 Things Catholics Forget

June 12, AD2014 21 Comments
Summer Readiness: 5 Things Catholics Forget

You’re on vacation, zip open your suitcase and slap your forehead when you realize that you forgot to pack your sunhat, flip-flops, band-aids, and lipstick taser. Don’t fret, its normal, and there’s always the souvenir shop with the 200% mark up that will gladly sell you what you should’ve packed in the first place. Since […]

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The Flip Side of Heaven is for Real

April 14, AD2014 33 Comments
The Flip Side of <em>Heaven is for Real</em>

I’m not one of those twelve million readers who bought the book Heaven is For Real and torpedoed it to the New York Times\’ Bestseller List. But I did check it out from the library and enjoyed both the story and the accounts of heaven.  “Heaven is for real” is, in fact, only one among […]

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Parental Bragging and Legacy

March 21, AD2014 2 Comments
Parental Bragging and Legacy

I tolerate a lot of parental bragging.  I think its great when children know they’ve made their parents proud. I’m happy for my friends and family when their children excel in school, sports, and extra curricular activities, knowing the humongous sacrifices parents made to give these children golden opportunities.  I’m excited that the world’s future […]

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Why Mary’s Picture Hangs In a Catholic Home

February 20, AD2014 7 Comments
Why Mary’s Picture Hangs In a Catholic Home

You’ve seen pictures of the Immaculate Heart of Mary beside the Sacred Heart of Jesus in many Catholic homes. In our home, the “alliance of the two hearts” devotion, (as it is popularly called) is not just a design fix to balance out our fireplace mantle decor.  Mary is enthroned with Jesus after a solemn […]

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Catechism: You Don’t Know Squat

January 23, AD2014 18 Comments
Catechism: You Don’t Know Squat

It’s really too bad that while the legal profession mandates continuing education for its members to maintain their licenses, the Catholic Church won’t revoke a Catholic’s status for failure to continue learning about his faith. I don’t huff this out with a self-righteous tsk tsk, demanding the excommunication of poorly catechized Catholics. Rather, I snuffle out […]

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The Unexpected Pro-Life Witness

December 26, AD2013 2 Comments
The Unexpected Pro-Life Witness

Never in my worst nightmares did I ever think I’d one day be lying on an operating table, voluntarily submitting my body and my baby for a DNC.  But there I was, discovering at 13 weeks of pregnancy that my long awaited baby had lost his heartbeat at 11 weeks and one day old.  A […]

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