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Tithing: Making Time, Talent, and Treasure Servants to Your Spiritual Leadership

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco)<br>Photograph © by Andy Coan<p><i>“The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows</i> …

Why does my faith walk seem so lonely to me at times?

Ask a Carmelite Sister<p><b>Dear Sister,</b><p><i>Sometimes the living of my Catholic faith is a lonely walk for me. Why is that? Am I doing anything wrong?</i> …

Christians 'Must Be Made' to Bow, Four Critical Principles for Catholic Fathers and More!

<b>Four Critical Principles for Catholic Fathers</b> – Randy Hain, The Integrated Catholic Life™<p><b>Was Jesus Forsaken by the Father?</b> – Nick Hardesty, Catholic …

How do you stay pure?

Without them, I do not know how any of us will succeed. But with them, all things are possible.<p>1. Admit the problem and set the goal<p>By nature, men do …

Rome’s Chief Exorcist Shares Secrets for Driving Out the Devil

EXCLUSIVE: Video footage of Fr. Gabriele Amorth's message to priests and blessing<p>ROME — Rome’s chief exorcist has delineated the three key attributes …

Ten Ways to Meditate on Christ's Passion

<b>Saint Ignatius of Loyola in the Spiritual Exercises</b>, in the third week of the month retreat which is dedicated to the contemplation of the Passion, …

Christ’s Words from the Cross: 7 Weapons of Victory Over Evil

<b>In Venerable Fulton Sheen’s classic</b>, <i>The Life of Christ,</i> we read, “He had already said that no one would take away his life from Him, but that he …

The Cross reserved for you on the day of the Passion

<i>Dear Daughters of St. Philip Neri,</i> <i><br>It is an extraordinary thing to consider that Christ had you in mind on the day of His Passion. When He consented</i> …

Jesus to St. Faustina on Spiritual Warfare: 25 Secrets

<b>In Cracow-Pradnik, June 2, 1938</b>, the Lord Jesus directed a young Polish Sister of Mercy on a three-day retreat. Faustina Kowalska painstakingly …

What is Sloth? It is More Subtle and Devilish Than Mere Laziness - Community in Mission

Msgr. Charles Pope • March 16, 2015<p>One of the more misunderstood of the cardinal sins is sloth. This is because most see it merely as laziness. But …

How Does Pride Accumulate in Our Life? A Reflection on a Teaching by St. Bernard of Clairvaux - Community in Mission

Msgr. Charles Pope • February 24, 2015<p>So you think the idea of the “Twelve Steps” is new? Well, if you think you’ve got a new idea, go back and see …

We Teach Our Children That God Loves Them

“Suffer little children to come unto me” by Juan Urruchi<p>As responsible and caring parents, we teach our children that God loves them. We also teach …

5 Reasons Every Christian Should Be Praying the Rosary!

Yesterday, we looked at four reasons every Christian (not just Catholics!) should ask the saints for their prayers. With that established, I'd like …

4 Reasons Every Christian Should Pray to the Saints

November, for the Catholic Church, is a time to especially reflect upon our relationship with those who have "run the race" (cf. 2 Tim 4:7) before …

13 Ways to Love Your Neighbor in a Socially-Isolated and Technologically-Overloaded Culture

“The Parable of the Good Samaritan” (detail) by Jan Wijnants<p>When John and I were first married, we bought a starter home in a cute neighborhood where …

Catholic Encyclopedia - Catholic Online

The Catholic Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive resource on Catholic teaching, history, and information ever gathered in all of human history. …

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Chastity.com

In high school, all of us heard about saving sex for marriage. But the question that naturally arises is “How far is too far?”<p>The problem is, this …

Render to Caesar

Photography © by Andy Coan<p>Despite their flattering words, they were trying to trap him, to force him into a no win situation.<p>Consider the …

Loving Jennifer Lawrence

This week there appeared a story about an interview that actress Jennifer Lawrence gave to <i>Vanity Fair</i> in the wake of having explicit photos of …

A Powerful Weapon: 15 Quotes on the Holy Rosary

We live in evil times. I hardly need elaborate the multitude of crises that fill the globe. Sadly, many are being swept away by this flood of evil …

Keep Dating Your Wife: 25 Ways to Show Your Wife You Love Her

In college, I got to know an elderly couple who took a real liking to me, and they would often have me over to their house and take me out to dinner. …

The Ascendancy of the Devil

The number of incidences of this sort of thing seem to be increasing. Some, like the lewd statue of Satan that showed up recently in Vancouver, are …

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