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Five First Saturdays – A Devotion for These Times

September 15, AD2017 2 Comments
Five First Saturdays – A Devotion for These Times

On December 10, 1925, Our Lady appeared to Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart, in her convent. Sister Lucia was one of the three shepherd children to whom Our Lady had appeared in 1917, at Fatima. Our Lady told Sister Lucia, “I promise to assist at the hour of death with […]

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Family Strategies for Living a Prayerful Life During Summer Vacation

July 15, AD2017 1 Comment
Family Strategies for Living a Prayerful Life During Summer Vacation

For parents of small children, summer vacation only means one thing — a non-stop set of demands for activities. I don’t know about the other parents out there, but these days, every time I accidentally glance at the calendar, I get a shot of nerves. Yes, there are exciting places to go, wonderful things to see […]

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Pray the Rosary – Especially This Year

July 13, AD2017 2 Comments
Pray the Rosary – Especially This Year

In conversations with Catholics from around the country, one will encounter varying levels of devotion to Our Lady. Such devotions seem to run along a continuum. At one end of the continuum, we find a very deep devotion to her, including daily Rosaries and other prayers. At the other end, there is little to no […]

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The Rosary: A Seemingly Endlessly Repeated Prayer

May 21, AD2017 2 Comments
The Rosary: A Seemingly Endlessly Repeated Prayer

On this particular day, before he made his way through the cube farm to his desk, Josh stopped by my carpeted cell on the way. “Last night, my wife and I went to a Catholic funeral, and there are a couple of things I want to ask about it.” Was his introduction, without a “Hi” […]

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Incorporating a Lasso Rosary in Your Catholic Wedding

April 30, AD2017 1 Comment
Incorporating a Lasso Rosary in Your Catholic Wedding

We are on the cusp of so many beautiful things these days, like spring, Easter and vacations. However, the one I’m most excited about is my daughter’s upcoming wedding. Anyone who has planned a wedding knows it can be quite daunting. Thankfully, we have beautiful traditions to choose from and to guide us as we prepare […]

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Rosary Reflections: A Renewed Call to Prayer

January 29, AD2017 1 Comment
Rosary Reflections: A Renewed Call to Prayer

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. Nobody comes to the father except by me.” He identified himself elsewhere as a “door,” and encouraged us to knock on that door with persistence, like a friend asking for bread. “Knock and the door shall be opened.” Catholic tradition is deep–2,000-years old deep, […]

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The Kingdom of Jesus Christ on Earth

December 30, AD2016 4 Comments
The Kingdom of Jesus Christ on Earth

During this Christmas season, it’s good to take a look at what the true meaning of the birth of Christ was. It was not only God being born on earth, although it certainly was that. The birth of Jesus, in fact, was the restoration of the divine Kingdom on earth, with the King of Kings […]

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The Most Holy Rosary: Our Simple Breviary (Part 4)

April 22, AD2016 1 Comment
The Most Holy Rosary: Our Simple Breviary (Part 4)

Author’s Note:  This article is the fourth 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 Glorious Mysteries The word “glory” comes from the […]

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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 Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

October 24, AD2015 2 Comments
The Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

The Holy Rosary is often mistaken for mere vain repetition, racking up points by saying as many “Hail Marys” as possible. This could not be further from the truth. The Rosary is a way of meditating on the mysteries of the life of Jesus Christ, seen through the lens and guided by the hand of […]

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A Sorrowful Mystery: Peace By Way of Desolation

October 21, AD2015 1 Comment
A Sorrowful Mystery: Peace By Way of Desolation

A dangerous prayer At the beginning of this Christian journey, a blossoming new-life ethic was not overwhelming, but it was hard. It was a light struggle, looking back, though I may not have said so at the time. The truth is that in the early days I could not have guessed what was on the […]

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I am Catholic because I am Jesuit Educated

September 3, AD2015 7 Comments
I am Catholic because I am Jesuit Educated

A few months ago, a question circled the blogosphere: “Why are you Catholic?” A number of beautiful testimonies surfaced. I wanted to contribute, but I couldn’t quite articulate my story. Then, I came across a second question: “What does it mean to be Jesuit educated?” I tried to answer each question multiple times; I started […]

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Pecan Pie Protestantism

December 14, AD2013 2 Comments
Pecan Pie Protestantism

My grandmother used to bake one pecan pie a year using her own pecans from her own tree, which she guarded with her own rifle. She said she would shoot any crow that messed with her pecans. Somebody might steal a scarecrow, so she figured she could do the job herself. Memommy was as tough […]

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Identity Crisis

October 20, AD2013 2 Comments
Identity Crisis

The world today is facing a moral collapse which is rooted in the loss of faith in God and His moral framework for the world. What most people still miss is that all these are due to an identity crisis. It shouldn’t be surprising anymore when men think they can act like women, to the […]

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Abortion: The Wizard and the Saturday Rosary

April 29, AD2013 8 Comments
Abortion:  The Wizard and the Saturday Rosary

The First Saturday Rosary – © H.L. Duncan All rights reserved. A new first Saturday, in a new month, in a new year. Just this last January, I joined a prayer group that meets the first Saturday of each month at probably the most outwardly angry abortion business in the country in Reno, Nevada. I […]

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