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Four Common Tactics of the Devil
Last edited 25th June 2015

In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in demonic possession. Movies and books, along with human fears and fascinations, are largely the cause. Although it can and does happen, actual demonic possession is somewhat rare. Most of us should be looking out for the more common ways that the devil attacks us. His usual tactics are more subtle and pervasive, and we ought not let the exotic distract us from the more commonplace.

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Laudato Si' - Encyclical Letter by Pope Francis on the Environment
Last edited 24th June 2015

Pope Francis has released his historic Encyclical Letter on the care for our common home - the enviroment. The title, Laudato Si', is taken from a hymn by St Francis of Assisi that contains strong emphasis on harmony between God and the creatures of the world.

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God is One and God is Three
Last edited 29th May 2015

As Catholics, every time we make the sign of the cross we remind ourselves of the great mystery of our faith - that God is One, and God is Three. We were made for union with God! Watch this video for a reflection on the Holy Trinity as we prepare to celebrate Trinity Sunday on 31 May 2015.

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What is the Holy Trinity? Fr Robert Barrons Explains...
Last edited 28th May 2015

Sunday 31 May 2015 is Trinity Sunday, a celebration of our belief in One God, Who is Three Persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit! As we celebrate this great Solemnity, here is a video by Fr Robert Barron in which he answers the difficult, but incredibly beautiful concept of the Holy Trinity.

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What is Pentecost? Why Does It Matter?
Last edited 22nd May 2015

For Christians, Pentecost is a holiday on which we commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the early followers of Jesus. Before the events of the first Pentecost, which came a few weeks after Jesus’ death and resurrection, there were followers of Jesus, but no movement that could be meaningfully called “the church.” Thus, from an historical point of view, Pentecost is the day on which the church was started. This is also true from a spiritual perspective, since the Spirit brings the church into existence and enlivens it. Thus Pentecost is the church’s birthday.

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What Will Our Resurrected Bodies Be Like?
Last edited 22nd April 2015

St Paul writes to the Philippians of the glory that our currently lowly bodies will one day enjoy: "He will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified Body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself." (Phil 3:19)

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Fr. Robert Barron on the Resurrection of Jesus
Last edited 12th April 2015

Do not accept a watered-down, easy-to-believe version of Jesus' resurrection. Let it be what it was always meant to be: dynamite. Fr Robert Barron reflects on the true - and extraordinary - meaning of the Resurrection of Jesus in this video. Easter is an earthquake! if you see it as less than that, you are not getting it... watch this video for more.

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Theology of the Body Curriculum to be Added to Seventh-Grade Religious Education
Last edited 10th April 2015

The Office of Family Life will showcase their component of the standardized seventh-grade religion program when they introduce the theology of the body curriculum on April 16 in South Bend and April 30 in Fort Wayne. The theology of the body curriculum will utilize Ascension Press’ “Theology of the Body for Teens” (middle school edition) program, “which contains a student text, parent guide and DVD series, as well as supplemental lesson plans developed by the junior high religion curriculum committee for our diocese,” Lisa Everett, the co-director of the Office of Family Life, described.

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The Resurrection Appearances “Chronologically” Arranged
Last edited 7th April 2015

When we encounter the resurrection accounts in the New Testament, we face a challenge in putting all the pieces together in such a way that the sequence of events flows in logical order. This is due to the fact that no one Gospel presents all or even most of the information.

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Fr Barron comments on Stephen Fry's Viral Video
Last edited 9th March 2015

The British writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry is featured in a YouTube video rant against God which has gone viral. Is he right that evil and suffering disprove God? Is the world ultimately meaningless? Fr. Barron responds to these age old questions in this video.

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