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Only Christ Can Save Us from Ourselves

Melanie Jean Juneau • February 10, AD2017 • 0 Comments<p>When we feel cut off from God, battling a losing war with ingrained sin, the only viable …

Christianity

Surprised By Three Miracles

Melanie Jean Juneau • January 19, AD2017 • 0 Comments<p>Modern society dismisses most claims of miraculous events, preferring to believe science will …

Only Spirit Inspired Evangelization Is Effective

Trained to evangelize, with social media at their fingertips, modern Catholics might be surprised to discover that the most effective missionaries …

Christianity

During Christmas, Find Christ's Joy In Your Deepest Wounds

Melanie Jean Juneau • December 23, AD2016 • 0 Comments<p>“In my deepest wound, I saw your glory and it dazzled me.”- Saint Augustine.<p>Most people assume …

The Good Witness of Not Receiving Communion

Last year, I found myself in a terrible position. It was a Sunday morning and I was preparing to take my kids to Mass. The problem was that I …

Theology

Waiting To Give Birth With Mary

One day in December, our new priest led an Advent reflection in the school gym and asked the students, “Who is waiting for the birth of a new brother …

Saint Teresa of Calcutta Through the Lens of a Friend

The Power of Images To Change LivesMarie Constantin, the photographer and author of <i>Finding Calcutta: Memoirs of a Photographer,</i> understands<i></i> images …

Mother Teresa

Divorce For Kids: Infectious Disease Or Single Blow

Travelling to my second school drop-off the other day, I was listening to the Patrick Madrid Show and he was discussing the Fatima apparitions, the …

Parenting

Are You Saved ?

Forty years ago, when I was still a Protestant, I looked at Catholics with suspicion. Catholicism seemed like a cult that worshiped Mary and idolized …

Theology

Struggling To Hear God In the Silence? Try Colouring

I recently spoke on the phone with Tara. M. Owens, CSD, MTS, the author of<i> At Play In God’s Creation- an illuminating coloring book</i><b>.</b> This book is not …

Theology

Come, Bless God’s Creatures Great and Small

When God’s creatures are blessed and surrounded by the love of God, they absorb and reflect His love back in seemingly miraculous ways. My husband …

Wildlife

Judas Pontius Kaine

As a conscientious Catholic voter, who has examined the words and actions of the Catholic Democrat candidate, Tim Kaine, I have come to the …

Tim Kaine

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Thomas Babington Macaulay

Joseph Stalin: “How many divisions has the Pope?“Pius XII (later, to Winston Churchill) : “Tell my son Joseph he will meet my divisions in heaven.“In …

Religion

The Most Holy Rosary as a Divine Path

We all know the beauty and power of the Holy Rosary, and yet sometimes, even often, we do not think about how truly transcendent this gift from …

Buddhism

Transgenderism and Girl Stereotypes

One of the more memorable scenes from <i>To Kill A Mockingbird</i> was the fist fight started by Jean Louise “Scout” Finch against Walter Cunningham on the …

Gender

Bill Donaghy & TOB: Step Away from the Insanity Into Reality

After interviewing Bill Donaghy from The Theology of the Body Institute about their upcoming Congress this September, I was filled with hope and joy …

Theology

If It Is True, It Is Not New

<i>If it is new, it is not true, and if it is true, it is not new</i>.Every once and again, a message, post, or pin will ask the simple question, “How old …

Theology

Lessons from Prison Ministry

One Saturday morning about a year and a half ago I attended training to volunteer at the local county jail. During the training, the deputy …

Faith

I Confess to Being an Addict to Olympic Sports

I thought I had overcome my addiction to athletics, but the Olympic games in Rio reawakened it, so I spent most of the last weekend glued to the …

Christianity

Has America Turned Its Back on God? Part II

Things are messed up today in America, but it’s not all Obama’s fault, even though he does deserve a lot of the credit. Our problems have been a long …

Religion

Prayerful Reflection For The Upcoming Election

This election season has been placing many into a state of confusion, leaving them to wonder about the direction our nation will soon be heading in. …

Christianity

Has America Turned Its Back on God? Part I

The somewhat controversial conservative activist Pamela Geller wrote an essay last year entitled “The Poo Generation.” The thrust of Geller’s essay …

Philosophy

Love Conquers Evil

Lately, I find myself saddened by our American society. Our culture of death does not respect the dignity of every human life, disregards truth and …

Christianity

Loving When It’s Hard To Love

<b>Love is a Decision</b>I heard a reference from one of the saints that “love is a decision”. In our culture and in Hollywood, love is made out to be …

Christianity

Setting Men Ablaze

The world of Catholic spirituality is, in a word, immense. Contemplative, Ignatian, Dominican, Carmelite- you get the idea. Yet as I spent time …

Christianity

The Search for Justice and the Devil’s Dare

One of my favorite TV shows is the Netflix series about the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil. What I truly like about the series is how it attempts …

Justice

Fr. Calloway Interview on “Champions of the Rosary”

The rosary is not just for little old church ladies and pious nuns locked up in convents. It’s been prayed by brave soldiers, young martyrs, …

Faith

Is God Hidden?

To support his atheism, Bertrand Russell proposed the analogy of a celestial teapot. He noted that the burden of proof is not on the skeptic of the …

Spirituality

We Often Follow False Prophets

On False Prophets in PoliticsThis election year, more than others, has brought back memories of behaviors reminiscent of my high school years. Young …

Theology