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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 […]

Vittore Carpaccio (Italian, c. 1465 - 1525/1526 ), The Virgin Reading, c. 1505, oil on panel transferred to canvas, Samuel H. Kress Collection

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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Indulgences

“The doctrine and practice of indulgences in the Church are closely linked to the sacrament of Penance. What is an indulgence? An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through […]

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Call Your Mama

Stainless Maiden. Morning Star. Star of the Sea. Mama. Mary. Just a few names that Mary, the mother of God is called. Growing up, Mary wasn’t talked about a lot in my household, but my mother had her reasons. It wasn’t until after my senior year of high school that I heard more and more […]

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