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  • Visitation Sisters’ Ebook Can Help With Discernment
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    Visitation Sisters’ Ebook Can Help With Discernment

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    Free Ebook on Salesian Spirituality Every Sunday evening a Visitation Sister gently guides online chatters about their vocational discernment and provides spiritual insights. The discussion is called the “Living Jesus Chat Room,” named after the Visitation Sisters’ motto “Live Jesus.” On this evening, a woman who teaches at an alternative public high school for discipline […]

  • Ex-Satanist Converts and Builds Basilica
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    Ex-Satanist Converts and Builds Basilica

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    It would seem that being raised by devout Catholic parents who prayed the rosary daily would have pointed to a good and holy future for Bartolo Longo. And it did.  Eventually. First, he strayed so far from God that he became a satanic priest. Yet, as far as Bartolo strayed—and it was extreme—he was not beyond […]

  • Until Death Do We Part
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    Until Death Do We Part

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    It’s been a roller-coaster kind of year so far, with thrilling highs, unexpected jolts and surprises. At the end of a roller-coaster ride after being yanked to and fro, it just seems to come to an abrupt stop and it’s time to get off. You are not quite sure if you want to ride again […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: August 18, 2019
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: August 18, 2019

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

  • The Assumption of Mary for Converts and non-Catholics
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    The Assumption of Mary for Converts and non-Catholics

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    Mary was assumed into heaven. It’s one of the more difficult teachings for converts to grasp. But there are ways to approach the Assumption so that non-Catholics may come to believe. In 1995, I wrote an article for Protestant newspapers called “Trends in Christian Fiction” which considered the possibility that a Christian fiction book might […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: August 11, 2019
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: August 11, 2019

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: August 4, 2019, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: August 4, 2019, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

  •  First Five Saturdays 
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     First Five Saturdays 

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    If ever there was a good time to make reparation for the offenses to the Blessed Mother, now would be a good time.  Even if you have already made the Five First Saturdays, it’s something we can do again and again. At Fatima, through the Blessed Mother’s apparitions to the 3 shepherd children, the devotion […]

  • Get to Know St. Anne, Your Our Grandmother in Heaven
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    Get to Know St. Anne, Your Our Grandmother in Heaven

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    Years ago, I attended a non-Catholic, Christian event with a couple of my teens at our civic center. It was called “The Fire” and was an all-out, sing-and-praise-your-heart-out-for-the- Lord evening. But in the midst of thousands of people, a feeling of emptiness unexpectedly came upon me. I felt the absence of those that were missing: […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: July 21, 2019
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: July 21, 2019

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

  • Hard to Imagine the Afterlife?
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    Hard to Imagine the Afterlife?

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    I know. St. Paul had the same problem though, “no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:10). Right now our knowledge of God is conceptual, we use analogies from this created world to speak of the Totally Other: […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: The Solemnity of Pentecost
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: The Solemnity of Pentecost

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]

  • Breaking Open the Word at Home: May 26, 2019
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    Breaking Open the Word at Home: May 26, 2019

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    Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents The Church professes Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and calls them to be the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to […]