Patti Armstrong

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Fr. James Martin Says Don’t Pray, Fast or Destroy Rainbow Flags

I was irritated when Pope Francis called for every member of the Church to “pray and fast in penance for the evil of clerical sex abuse, and to be involved in needed change within the Church” on Aug. 20.   I wanted a much bigger emphasis on the...

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In God’s Light, Celebrated ‘Lifestyles’ are Revealed as Scandals

The scandal involving abuse charges against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick casts a shadow on the integrity of the entire Church hierarchy, and also highlights the stark contrast between the Catholic Church and other denominations. At the root of...

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How to Recognize Demonic Activity in the Church Scandals, According to an Exorcist

“Who is going to believe you?” It is the devil’s taunt, according to exorcist, Father Gary Thomas. It is a message to silence sexual abuse victims. And we have learned that same message silenced or impeded the truth of the sexual scandal in the...

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Does Anyone Doubt that God is Listening?

Day by day, life passes in an ordinary fashion, usually without remarkable, visible answers to prayers. Still, we pray and trust that God hears us. Or perhaps sometimes it feels like no one is listening. There is nothing in the Bible about...

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An Exorcist’s Perspective on the Sex Abuse Scandal

The loyalties of those who have relentlessly defended the Church have been wearied. While we were defending and praying for the Church to rise above old sex scandals, it seems that leaders within the Church kept them going. So now, how do we...

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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’...