Guest Bloggers

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John the Baptist and Your Gift of Prophecy

I was born two weeks late during a hot, humid St. Louis summer. My mother, who never complains of physical discomforts, claims that she does not remember being particularly uncomfortable during that time of waiting, but perhaps she just has...

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Meet a 10-Year-Old Boy Who is Being Raised as a ‘Drag Queen’

Viewers of the TODAY show were recently introduced to a young boy who, with the support of his parents, is a self-avowed drag queen, or as he likes to call himself, a “drag kid.” NBC News Senior National Correspondent Kate Snow was all...

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Really, Do You Follow the Saints?

The other day I was playing Xbox, an enormous guilty pleasure of mine. If I've completed all my household duties and written at least 1000 words in a new book, I'll spend a good chunk of my time playing Rocket League. It's a ridiculous game where...

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Holy Mass in the Cell of St. Thomas More

The poster proclaimed: “STILL REFORMING!”  On it was a man with a hammer and a piece of paper. The man was dressed as a friar, Martin Luther. The paper was the Ninety-five Theses, freshly nailed to a church door. As we all know now, this was to...

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Can the Catholic Church Help Two Korean States Reconcile?

On April 27, 2018, history was made. Borders and walls separating the Korean nation were torn down. Kim Jong-un stepped over the concrete block marking the border to become North Korea’s first leader to set foot in the South. He invited South...

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Meet Nonco, a Man Who Never Turned Down a Sacrifice

When I first visited and then moved to Cajun Country, Louisiana, 10 years ago, I had heard stories about Auguste “Nonco” Pelafigue. My husband, Ryan, knew people who knew him, and the stories always included references to his holiness, devotion...

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The Holy Collaboration of Mother Teresa and Malcom Muggeridge

Many are unaware that the first major exposure of Mother Teresa (St. Teresa of Calcutta) to the world was due to the prominent English journalist Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), who was not yet Catholic, and had just committed himself to a...

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On the Reading of Good Books and Bad Books

It has been said, quite correctly, that we write as well as we read. It can also be said, equally correctly, that we think as well as we read. Since our very thoughts are communicated to ourselves and to others by the use of words, it stands to...

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Christian Forbearance isn't Tolerance — it's Love

Christ did not stand upon His rights before those who accused Him. Christ did not condemn those who sinned against Him when they showed repentance. Christ exercised forbearance to the crowd shouting “Crucify him!” when he cried out from the...

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6 Bishops Talk About Saints They Admire

I asked six diocesan bishops in the United States to name a saint (or, someone they’d like to see canonized) whom they admired and why. Here are the answers they gave.   Bishop of Arlington, Virginia Michael Burbidge (and former Bishop of...