Guest Bloggers

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7 Traditional Easter Recipes From Around the World

Holy Week, the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, is the most reverential time of the Christian calendar. For Catholics around the world, this week inspires worship, prayer and spiritual cleansing. Thus Catholics are ready to...

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A Tale of Two Cities’ Cathedrals

The fires that burned brightly at Notre-Dame de Paris were matched by the vivid resolve of French politicians and civic leaders that from the ashes this great cathedral will rise once more. Across the channel in London, one cannot help but be...

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How the Crown of Thorns Ended Up at Notre Dame Cathedral

During the recent tragic fire in Notre Dame Cathedral one of the relics rescued was the Crown of Thorns. It one of the most revered of Christian relics having been worn by Our Lord during His passion. There is a fascinating story of how the...

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Hold the Cross Higher So I Can See It Amid the Flames

Even the least “religious” of France and the world were praying that the endless fire would halt. Catholics who had long since left Mother Church were lamenting that they had intended to visit Notre Dame but had not. Millionaires and the French...

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The Often-Overlooked Saints of Good Friday

Of Christ’s eleven surviving apostles and who-knows-how-many disciples and followers, only a tiny handful had the courage to stand at the foot of his cross. There was the Blessed Virgin Mary, of course, and St. John the Apostle and his mother St....

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Waking Up on Good Friday

“O Christ, Son of God, as I contemplate the great sufferings You endured for us on the Cross, I hear You saying to my soul: 'It is not in jest that I have loved you... I see that You suffered during Your life and death, O Man-God, suffered...

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The Ultimate Last-Minute Kid-Gifts for Easter

Buying Catholic gifts for my kids is never difficult. Even if they're attached to it for a month, the use was well worth the price. Thankfully, religious hand-me-downs are always a hit, too! So, sometimes, each of my kids have enjoyed the same...

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An Offering of Weakness for the Paschal Triduum

This has been a strange Lent—my first while living with multiple chronic illnesses, ones that I can hopefully recover from. One illness has already caused me to give up most good foods, so I decided to focus on growing in temperance in other...

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How the Boy Scouts are Teaching Girls about True Womanhood

The decision of the Boy Scouts of America to create troops for girls is understandably controversial (see Boy Scouts Are Just Scouts Now, And That’s Making Girl Scouts Mad), and I’m not writing today to insist that decision be permanent. What I...

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Why Chrissy Metz Believes in Divine Breakthroughs

“I think we’re all looking for breakthroughs,” actress Chrissy Metz told the Register during a recent press junket in Dallas. “We’re all looking for this path or answer or particular goal in our lives — whether we’re trying to pursue a career, or...