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Are You Praying or Simply Reciting Prayers?

January 5, AD2018 6 Comments
Are You Praying or Simply Reciting Prayers?

  As someone who is in the process of converting to the Catholic Church, the prayers of the saints have been something I’ve cherished. Although I have yet to receive communion, the Church has been a part of my life since attending private Catholic schools as an adolescent. Throughout the previous five years, the prayers […]

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The Battle for the Homefront

February 18, AD2017 0 Comments
The Battle for the Homefront

During World War II, all of the men, women, and children who were not enlisted in the military knew that they were still an integral part of the fight.  By running factories, living frugally, and keeping morale up, the folks left behind bravely fought the battle on the homefront.  Though we are not living in […]

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Knowing Your Enemy And Fighting Back

January 21, AD2017 2 Comments
Knowing Your Enemy And Fighting Back

  Satan, Lucifer, the Devil, the Father of Lies – many of us, we grew up hearing one or more of these names. But how much do we really know about this fallen angel? What image comes to mind when someone mentions the Devil or Beelzebub? Do you imagine a big red guy with horns, […]

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Catholic Men and the Holy Rosary

June 4, AD2016 2 Comments
Catholic Men and the Holy Rosary

On May 13, 2016, the Catholic Church celebrated the 99th anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima.  During the Fatima apparitions to the three shepherd children in Portugal, Our Lady requested that the Rosary be prayed daily for world peace. While this is one of the more recent, popular calls to praying the Rosary, two […]

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The Most Holy Rosary: Our Simple Breviary (Part 5)

May 20, AD2016 0 Comments
The Most Holy Rosary: Our Simple Breviary (Part 5)

Author’s Note:  This article is the last in a five-part series examining the beauty and medication of the Most Holy Rosary. This series is dedicated to the memory of Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., whose love and dedication to the Rosary inspired its widespread use and understanding in our time.  The Rosary as Our “App” for Christian Living During His […]

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The Most Holy Rosary: Our Simple Breviary (Part 3)

March 25, AD2016 0 Comments
The Most Holy Rosary: Our Simple Breviary (Part 3)

Author’s Note:  This article is the third in a five-part series examining the beauty and medication of the Most Holy Rosary. This series is dedicated to the memory of Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., whose love and dedication to the Rosary inspired its widespread use and understanding in our time. The Sorrowful Mysteries The Sorrowful Mysteries do much […]

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How the Most Holy Rosary can Kill Your Sin

March 10, AD2016 7 Comments
How the Most Holy Rosary can Kill Your Sin

It is when I bring to mind the reality of my own fallenness and the shackling weight of sin that I am reminded of a secret weapon – one given to us as a loving gift from God. It is an old and powerful weapon forged in the fire of prayer. This weapon is the most […]

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The Most Holy Rosary: Our Simple Breviary (Part 2)

February 19, AD2016 0 Comments
The Most Holy Rosary: Our Simple Breviary (Part 2)

Author’s Note:  This article is the second in a five-part series examining the beauty and medication of the Most Holy Rosary. This series is dedicated to the memory of Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., whose love and dedication to the Rosary inspired its widespread use and understanding in our time. The Luminous Mysteries The Joyous Mysteries leave […]

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The Most Holy Rosary: Our Simple Breviary (Part 1)

January 22, AD2016 0 Comments
The Most Holy Rosary: Our Simple Breviary (Part 1)

Author’s Note:  This article is a the first in a five-part series examining the beauty and medication of the Most Holy Rosary. This series is dedicated to the memory of Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., whose love and dedication to the Rosary inspired its widespread use and understanding in our time. You can look at a […]

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The Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

January 18, AD2016 2 Comments
The Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

Here we come to the end of our series on the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. Having prayed and reflected on the conception, birth, life, Passion, and death of Jesus Christ, we now arrive at the fruition of Jesus’ salvific work. The Glorious Mysteries explore the aftermath of Jesus’ death: His Resurrection and Ascension into […]

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The Holy Rosary: Satan’s Nemesis

October 14, AD2015 8 Comments
The Holy Rosary: Satan’s Nemesis

October is known as the month of the Holy Rosary. In honor of this recognition, let’s examine some of the history of the rosary, what it is and what it is not, how to say it, and answer some common objections to its use. Rosary History The origin of the Holy Rosary is somewhat cloudy.  Originally, […]

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Blessed Bartolo Longo: From Satanist to Saint

August 13, AD2015 16 Comments
Blessed Bartolo Longo: From Satanist to Saint

What could be a more fascinating tale than a satanic high priest becoming a saint? Blessed Bartolo Longo is such a story.  Born in Italy in 1841, Bartolo grew up in a very Catholic household, where the family said the Rosary regularly.  But his mother died when he was 10, and Bartolo’s life began its […]

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