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How to Participate in the Eucharistic Prayer, Prayer that Saves the Sick & Sinful, and More!

How to Participate in the Eucharistic Prayer – Charlie McKinney, Catholic Spiritual Direction Prayer that Saves the Sick & Sinful – Karlo Broussard,

The Humility of True Obedience

I hesitated for a moment in my reading aloud to my daughters as I came across Laura Ingalls Wilder’s discussion about wifely obedience with her fiancé Almanzo Wilder: Almanzo, I must ask you something. Do you want me to promise to obey you?...

Suffering, Sin and the Redemptive Cross

How can one see joy in suffering? How can someone be joyful in a trial, or fathom “the gift” of suffering? Why does our loving God send suffering our way either by natural disaster or personal loss? Isn’t suffering something to avoid at any cost?...

Billy Graham, R.I.P.

Although I never saw Billy Graham, he had a profound influence on my life. Both of my parents saw him a number of times in 1957, at Madison Square Garden and other venues, and went forward for his altar calls. My father calls that experience a...

Did the Virgin Mary Die; Struggling with Sin, Practice the Opposing Virtue; Suffering; and More!

Did the Virgin Mary Die? – Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery Struggling with Sin? Practice the Opposing Virtue - Philip Kosloski, Aleteia

Aren’t Catholic Schools Supposed to be Catholic?

Are the values of Catholicism and Planned Parenthood compatible? One independent Catholic all-girls school in Greenwich, Connecticut has decided they are. Or maybe it’s not so much a matter of values, but the value of money. Earlier this month...

A Review of Samson, the New Biblical Epic

“Samson, my good man, I have one word for you: celibacy.” That was the first thought that came to mind when watching the movie Samson, an adaptation from the Old Testament Book of Judges. The quality of Christian movies has improved leaps and...

A Catholic Dog-Lover's Guide to the Year of the Dog

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” —Andrew A. Rooney A convergence of canine sensibilities occurred recently. New York City’s Westminster Dog Show fawned and cooed over yet a new batch of pups. Concurrently, an enormous...

Are Mission Trips Toxic? Not Necessarily, and Here’s Why…

Some years ago an important book was published called Toxic Charity. Robert Lupton, a long time worker in America’s inner cities, took time to reflect on Christian charity to the poor, including the fashion for American Evangelical Christians to...

Family Faith Snapshots: Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman

Who are you? My name is Sam Guzman. I'm a husband, father, and the founder of The Catholic Gentleman, an apostolate designed to inspire men to follow Christ, pursue holiness, and be servant leaders in the Church and in the world.    Tell me a...