Patti Armstrong

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Beware of Friends Who Lead Friends to Seek Divorce

“Are you serious? How can you go back to your husband?” This woman was so angry upon hearing that a friend was going back to her husband after his infidelity that she was shaking. The two women had gotten together at a restaurant for breakfast....

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Catholic Truths for Straws, Pronouns, and NASTY Women

The comfort of our shared Catholic vision, even if the culture is sinking fast, is a life vest that keeps us afloat and fills us with the oxygen of truth. The sacramental graces of our faith will keep us moored to solid ground rather than adrift...

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10 Ways You Might Be Letting the Devil Slip In

God is the ultimate power, so the devil need not be feared, but he should be always be avoided for our own spiritual well-being. Hearing people say, “It’s no big deal,” is music to the devil’s ears. He likes to work undercover to ensnare people...

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8 Victims of Sex Scandals in the Church

“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:22-26) For faithful Catholics, our esteem for priests as in persona Christi pains us to hear of anyone betraying their...

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Philippine Bishops Declare Three Days of Penance for President’s Blasphemy

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) The Catholic Bishops’...

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New Order of Evangelizing Brothers Launched July 3

See also Taking the Gospel to the Street — and Beyond   It’s remarkable how electrifying faith can be once the Holy Spirit jumps in. It can even lead a person to do crazy things like spontaneously evangelize in a sandwich shop. And why...

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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...