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Bible App for Kids Stories about Jesus:
Last edited 19th November 2015

Already installed on more than 4 million devices, the completely free Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App™. In a partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids was specifically designed to give your children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, Click below for all the places you can get the Bible App for Kids:

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What Exactly Are Virtues?
Last edited 17th November 2015

The Cardinal Virtues Through the ages, philosophers have identified four basic virtues that are like the hinges of our moral and spiritual life. (The word cardinal actually comes from the Latin word that means “hinge.”) They correspond to those three realities that we interact with on a regular basis.

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An Inconvenient Mission
Last edited 15th November 2015

If it’s not the phone it’s something else that keeps us self-centered. Maybe it’s worrying constantly about what others think of us, or fighting for attention by creating drama, or complaining around the clock. I think it’s become such a norm that we don’t even question it — this self-absorption.


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Getting a Spiritual Director
Last edited 12th November 2015

Have you ever thought you might like a spiritual director, but you don't actually know where to begin? As always, Fr. Mike comes through for you. He offers practical steps so you can find and connect with a spiritual director. You can, as Fr. Mike puts it, become "holified!”


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Spiritual Blind Spots
Last edited 9th November 2015

With the concise advice he is known to give, Fr. Mike Schmitz shines light on the blind spots in our spiritual life and points out that sometimes we are unaware of spiritual battles waging within our souls. He encourages us to be attentive and patient with ourselves and with others, while asking God to reveal to us the hidden areas of our life where we can grow in holiness.


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Did You Know? Purgatory is Based on a Promise of Jesus
Last edited 4th November 2015

Many people think of Purgatory primarily in terms of punishment, but it is also important to consider it in terms of promise, purity, and perfection. Some of our deceased brethren are having the promises made to them perfected in Purgatory. In the month of November we are especially committed to praying for them and we know by faith that our prayers are of benefit to them.


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All Saints Day: A Catechesis Video
Last edited 30th October 2015

All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls' Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven.


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All Saints Day Pep Talk
Last edited 28th October 2015

What does a triathlon have to do with the Communion of Saints? Fr. Mike Schmitz draws parallels between his experience of completing a triathlon and the believer’s experience of journeying to heaven. In our spiritual race, those who have gone before us are encouraging us at every turn. Fr. Mike reminds us that if we find ourselves struggling in this journey, we should remember that we are surrounded by “a cloud of witnesses” that is more impressive than a stadium filled with sports fans. Don't forget - we celebrate All Saints day on 1st November!

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How to Avoid Being Ungrateful
Last edited 28th October 2015

There are so many gifts given to us every day that are so easy to overlook. What if we started thanking God for these gifts in a new way? Fr. Mike Schmitz reminds us to appreciate our blessings while we have them, rather than complaining when they are taken from us. Gratitude is a powerful vehicle for change when we use the gifts given to us … and use them well.

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Nostra Aetate - 50th Anniversary
Last edited 28th October 2015

On 28 October 2015, the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of "Nostra Aetate - In Our Time", the document that transformed Catholic and Jewish relationships when it was released in 1965.


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