Guest Bloggers

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Intriguing Biblical Analogies to Eucharistic Adoration

What are the essential elements of eucharistic adoration? It is worshiping God, Who is thought to be extraordinarily present in created matter (what was formerly bread and wine). It involves God and His creation: worship of God present in and...

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More Tips to Promote a Strong Marriage

With World Marriage Day earlier this week, and National Marriage Week USA being observed during the seven days leading up to Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2019, I asked five Catholic leaders involved in helping others with their marriages to share...

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Catholic Creative: An Illustrator

“Our faith is such a visual one, because God made himself visible in the Incarnation, and He has wired us to respond to and learn from the things we see. Throughout all of salvation history man has used images to help us remember our story and...

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We Need Women to Stand Up for What’s Right

I find myself wondering, again and again, what has happened to the women in our culture? And yes, I am a woman. And no, I’m not blaming women for All of The Things. Not at all. But there is an ever-growing problem in our society, which is...

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What Can David Bowie Teach Us About the World’s Madness?

We live in a crazy world which seems to be getting crazier by the minute. The reason is that the number of crazy people in the world is on the rise. Rates of suicide, mental illness, alienation, schizophrenia, loneliness, drug abuse and many...

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What the Church Says About Suicide

Suicide is a difficult topic for many, even hopeful Catholics. It’s also a topic of confusion. Many persist to say that no matter what, victims of suicide will go to hell. Is that the truth, though? In order to understand the topic, I put...

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The Marvelous Preservation of St. Bernadette

Incorruptibility is a tricky subject. The preservation or decay of human remains can be affected by numerous factors ranging from preparation of the body to environmental conditions and beyond. St. Margaret of Cortona, once counted among the...

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Lord, To Whom Shall We Go?

On Monday of last week this headline sat atop my hometown newspaper: “Priests urge Catholics not to leave church.” Why would, assuming the headline is accurate, priests of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston find it necessary to “urge Catholics...

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Why Catholic Priests Must Be Men

The Catholic Church is one of the last major holdouts among Christians to insist that their clergy be exclusively men. This has been a source of much questioning and, at times, great controversy even among practicing Catholics. The argument...

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You’ve Read Tolkien’s Books — But Have You Seen His Paintings?

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth is an exhibition on the life and art of one of the most celebrated Catholic authors of the 20th century, now (through May 12) at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York. The show explores not just the literary art...