Patti Armstrong

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A Divine Reminder Not to Skip My Rosary

In my early thirties, I was not sure how to pray the Rosary beyond the Our Father and Hail Mary beads. I had only prayed it twice before many years ago. One time was at a funeral home with my sixth-grade class in front of the casket of a poor...

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She Found Jesus in a New Age Temple

Sitting lotus style, inhaling the cool lake air and listening to the serene sounds of a flowing waterfall, Jess Echeverry sought to calm her spirit. She was on a journey to healing at the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple in Pacific Palisades,...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Statue Weeps in New Mexico

A statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been reportedly weeping at a southeastern New Mexico church. It was during a noon Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Hobbs, on May 20, that some parishioners first noticed liquid on the statue.  I spoke...

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How to Win Friends and Influence People Even if the World Hates Us

Over 30 million copies have been sold of the 1936 book,How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. It was No. 19 on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential books. Who...

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Was Charles Manson Possessed by the Devil?

Evil people are scary. Their stone-cold hearts seem unreachable. In the Inferno, Dante wrote that some people were so wicked that their souls had already preceded them into hell while they still walked the earth. It was a metaphor, not theology,...

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Celebrating Mother’s Day When Mother Didn’t Celebrate You

Mother’s Day extols the love and appreciation children have for their mothers. But what of those struggling to recover from abusive or neglectful childhoods who see Mother’s Day as a reminder of a love they missed? I have a degree in social work...

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You Are Never Too Old to be Amazing

God has assigned us our birthdays, so there is no such thing as “too old.” Consider how relative age can be. Justo Gallego Martínez of Mejorada del Campo, Spain, is 92 and calls himself a Fool for Christ. He has done the unimaginable and he’s...

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Braco the Gazer is No Joke

When I clicked on a video about “Braco, He Who Gazes” I kept waiting for the punch line. I did not imagine that people were actually spending money for a man to look at them.   It must be a satire, I thought. No way this could be serious! The...

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Hell is Real, and People Really Go There

It was strange reporting when atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari claimed Pope Francis said there is no hell but “what exists is the disappearance of sinful souls.” The Vatican Communications Office promptly stated the story never happened, but...

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Meet Those Who Don’t Conform to Diversity

The word “diversity” has become camouflage for liberal uniformity. In an ironic plot twist, diversity storm troopers are the very ones blocking any such thing. It is really just a spiritual warfare tactic to annihilate goodness and truth. Here...