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The Lenten Sacrifice: How It Can Save Your Life
Last edited 9th February 2016

Last year, Pope Francis said, "Lent comes to us as a providential time to change course, to recover the ability to react to the evil that always challenges us." Indeed, Lent is a time to "turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel."


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Prayer to St. Josephine Bakhita
Last edited 8th February 2016

St. Josephine Bakhita, you were sold into slavery as a child and endured untold hardship and suffering.


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Things to Remember When Everything is Falling Apart
Last edited 1st February 2016

I’m writing this for myself. For the days when outside the sun is shining but inside my heart is gray and stormy. For when I can’t imagine that everything can be normal again. This is for the days when no one understands and the pain feels too heavy. When my thoughts won’t stop spinning, creating a tornado of emotions I’m not quite sure how to handle. This blog is for those days. I hope you remember to come back to this, to memorize these truths, and internalize them so deep in your heart that you always know you can turn to them. I’m writing this for me, but I know you might need it too someday.

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The Grace of Place - Lenten Resource 2016 (Year C)
Last edited 25th January 2016

The Grace of Place consists of six weekly Lenten reflections to accompany the Gospels for Year C. It explores different aspects of how having a heightened sense of place in the natural world enables us to grow in our reverence for God, and in our care for all creation. This online Catholic resource is suitable for Senior School Students, Teachers, Parishes, Religious Congregations, Youth, Social Justice Groups and individuals.

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Christian Persecution in 2015
Last edited 24th January 2016

The very minimum number of Christians killed for directly faith-related reasons throughout the world has more than tripled between 2013 and 2015: from 2,123 to 7,100 Although the Charity listed North Korea as the worst country for the persecution of Christians in 2015 (again), the largest number of Christians killed was in Nigeria.


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Pope Francis: When You Say 'Love,' Do You Really Know What it Means?
Last edited 10th January 2016

Love was the center of Pope Francis’ second daily homily after taking a break for Christmas - he said the word has become so casual that we no longer know exactly what we mean when we say it.


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Pope Francis Baptises 26 Babies in Sistine Chapel
Last edited 10th January 2016

Pope Francis on Sunday baptised 26 baby girls and boys during Mass in the Sistine Chapel marking the feast day of Jesus' baptism in the River Jordan.


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The Earliest Known Hymn to Our Lady Dates All the Way Back to A.D. 250
Last edited 22nd December 2015

Marian devotion is just an late medieval accretion to the faith, right? Think again! In addition to the important place she is given in the Gospels in the New Testament, meditation on the unique importance of Mary’s role in salvation history (known as Mariology) dates back at least to the early 2nd century. And the earliest known example of spiritual devotion to Our Lady dates all the way back to around A.D. 250. The Marian prayer is one you made have heard before: the famous Sub tuum.


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The Synod’s Final Report is Out in English, and It’s Remarkably Strong
Last edited 17th December 2015

For the English-speaking world, the Ordinary Synod on the Family just came to a formal end, two months after its actual end, with the release of its final report in our native tongue. This is the final report of the Synod Assembly to Pope Francis. The Pope is expected to issue his own document on this subject in 2016.


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Why Catholics are Resettling a Refugee Family in Indiana
Last edited 9th December 2015

Efforts to resettle a Syrian refugee family in Indiana are part of a long Catholic tradition that saves lives, the Archbishop of Indianapolis has said after meeting with the state's governor about his security concerns.


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