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Exorcisms: What Every Catholic Should Know

If real life were anything like the movies, we’d all be used to seeing Catholic priests visiting the local haunted houses near us, at the stroke of midnight, in the midst of a raging thunderstorm to perform secret exorcisms.  The reality of the Catholic exorcist is not quite like the Hollywood portrayal, although surprisingly there […]

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Becoming Like Children

“When you love someone, you want to touch them.” That was the answer of a second grader at a First Holy Communion Mass when asked why we receive the Eucharist.  At first, this answer sounds a bit odd…a bit simple.  But think about this for a moment.  We love God so, so much, yes? We […]

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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

The season of Lent is here! Lent is by far my favorite part of the year, and that is because we are reminded of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection.  We know that through His suffering and death the prophecies are fulfilled, we are forgiven our sins, and we are granted eternal life.  But why do innocent people […]

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Ash Wednesday – Things I Need to Know

Here is you go-to list for things you need to know about Ash Wednesday. This much loved and feared day seems to come out of nowhere each year and leaves many Catholics saying, “Oh, man, is Lent already?” and others asking, “What should I be giving up for Lent?” We have already had a wonderful […]

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Portrait of a Young Woman: Vittore Carpaccio’s “The Virgin Reading”

On February 2 we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation, also known as Candlemas, marking the official end of the larger Christmas season.  This feast commemorates the day when the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph took the baby Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem to be “presented” to God, in observance of Jewish law […]

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