Patti Armstrong

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This is Why We Are Catholic

The world doesn’t get us. Sometimes we are ganged up on and persecuted. Often, we are misunderstood. Always, we are one, holy Catholic and apostolic. We are unique, enduring, resistant to whims, unafraid to stand alone, and in love with the...

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‘The Promise’ and the Truth of the Armenian Genocide

Using a love triangle and a star-studded cast, The Promise is a compelling drama that tells of a tragic piece of history. It is the story of the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Turkish Empire just prior to World War I when an estimated 1.5...

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Should Catholics Volunteer to Watch an Execution?

Regardless of one’s opinion on capital punishment, is it okay for a Catholic to volunteer to witness an execution? Most states require that at least six citizens be present to confirm everything was conducted as required by law. It is a...

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Judas Died From Catholic Guilt

At the Last Supper, when Jesus said, “One of you will betray me,” no one knew who it was.  How was it not obvious?    All of Christendom thinks “betrayer” at the name of Judas. Yet, while the 12 apostles reclined with him at the Last Supper...

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When Woodstock Meets Margaritaville for Seniors

Not growing up is one of the selling points for the new senior community, named after singer Jimmy Buffett's best-known song, "Margaritaville.” Latitude Margaritaville, opening soon in Daytona Beach, Florida is for "those looking to live the...

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Follow Mother Angelica’s Example to Reach Your Own Potential

This article originally appeared in the National Catholic Register on April 1, 2016.​   Imagine the Catholic landscape had Rita Rizzo never been born in Canton, Ohio in 1923.  No one expected worldwide fame for such an ordinary girl from a poor...

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Spiritual Warfare Demands Return Fire

Spiritual warfare, the likes of which we’ve never witnessed, rages on. As Christian soldiers, retreat is not an option. Neither is whining or freaking out. God is the one who placed us in this time so he gives us what we need to return fire. And...

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If You Neglect This Gift, You Will Go to Hell

You don’t need coffee to wake up when there’s a rousing homily at morning Mass.  Msgr. Tom Richter, rector of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck, North Dakota, was especially fired up one morning. He warned us about “going to hell” not...

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Disney’s Gay Moment Leaves Both Sides Unhappy

You’ve probably heard that Disney put a “gay moment” into its new adaptation of Beauty of the Beast. I won’t call what I’m about to reveal a spoiler alert, because pushing the gay agenda already spoils the movie. An article in Cosmopolitan...

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91-Year-Old ‘Fool for Christ’ Builds Massive Church in Spain

Being practical or cautious can limit potential. Granted, those are not bad things, except when God wants us to trust him instead. Take Noah. Only a nut case would build an ark in his front yard. Unless, that is, God told him to do it. He did...