Guest Bloggers

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The Saints and Ghosts Hidden Beneath the Streets of London

London is a tourist mecca. Thousands flood its streets each year, all year. They come “to see the sights.” Sights where there are those who are only too glad to take their money and show them the history and lore of the city’s well-known...

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Sometimes, Our Plans are not God’s Plans

It was a cold, icy drive into Detroit on the Feast of Stephen. It had been snowing for two days at my in-laws’ house, but that was not a hindrance for our annual visit to the giant five-story used bookstore in an old warehouse in the city. This...

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The Secret to Holiness that St. Aloysius Gonzaga Knew Well

Family and ancestral ties are extremely important in the Bible. From the early chapters of Genesis we learned a lot about who was related to whom, and what their children did with their faith. Family ties in the Bible are always associated with...

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My Mother Dorothy Was My Example of Faith

The reality of the need for faith in your life comes to each of us at different times. For some it takes a difficult life experience or a tragedy or possibly a health scare to draw you toward God. Whatever it takes to bring us to our knees, it...

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Top 20 Biblical Evidences for the Primacy of St. Peter

A great deal of biblical data suggests a primacy and leadership role of St. Peter in the apostolic Church. The great Protestant scholar James D. G. Dunn stated, along these lines: “It is Peter who becomes the focal point of unity for the whole...

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New Year’s Resolutions Not Working? Try This Instead...

I didn’t want to write a piece on resolutions, because it’s the equivalent of stepping on the scale or preparing for confession. It’s the “Come to Jesus” moment of reality. I cannot stay as I am. Having a real life, an active life, means knowing...

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The Child Who Teaches Us to Be Childlike

Jesus tells us we must become like little children to inherit the kingdom of God (Matthew 18:1–4; 19:13–15). And his personal example gives visible witness to his exhortation, as we continue in the Christmas Season and celebrate the Epiphany of...

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Octaves, Novenas and Seasons: The Catholic Way of Telling Time

Throughout the ages, we’ve developed various systems for telling us how much time has passed and what time is coming. The sun and the moon and the stars have guided us; the seasons of planting and harvesting have provided guidance. Calendars,...

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Come Let Us Adore Him

Last year after statues of the Magi were placed in the Nativity scene beneath the altar in my parish’s perpetual adoration chapel, I found myself offering homage with the Wise Men – both to the newborn Savior under the altar and the Blessed...

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Development of Catholic Doctrine: A Primer

The Catholic Church holds that our Lord Jesus Christ delivered one apostolic deposit to His apostles, and that it hasn't changed in terms of essence or substance. The Catholic Church preserves it, and is its guardian. But there is a growth in...