Guest Bloggers

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How to Keep Holy in Holy Week

“Hi mom!” Came a cheerful voice at the other end of the line. “We’re eating out and catching a movie.” Instead of my usual, ”Fine, don’t be too late,” I hesitated. Although it was our usual Friday night conversation, this wasn’t just any Friday...

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Our Lord Jesus is Thirsting For Your Soul

Each year during Lent, I remember the poor with a heart cut with anguish, and a spirit looking upwards with hope. I remember the smoky, earthy smells they carried with them, and the wrinkles in their clothes from living a homeless, vagabond...

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Martin Luther’s Exceptionally “Catholic” Devotion to Mary

It may surprise many to discover that Martin Luther, the founder of Protestantism, was rather traditional in his doctrinal views regarding the Blessed Virgin Mary. He accepted the traditional belief in the perpetual virginity of Mary (Jesus had...

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The Apostle and the Revolutionary

The Apostle Simon Peter and the communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin were men separated by thousands of years of history. Yet both experienced a life-changing traumatic event in their lives. How they responded to and processed their grief and...

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Meet the Priest Who Saved the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown Of Thorns

It’s not every day that someone performs an act of bravery that simultaneously expresses the theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity, but Father Jean-Marc Fournier, did just that. As the flames engulfed the Cathedral of Notre Dame on...

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11 Amazing Facts I Just Learned About Benedict XVI's Childhood

Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on December 19, 2018.  After just receiving Benedict XVI: His Life and Thought in the mail, I am astounded by the early life of our Pope Emeritus. Since becoming a Catholic in 2012, I've heard the...

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Why the World Needs Cathedrals

It took flames to engulf the French soul to remind us that cathedrals remain one of the best evangelizers, and France was once hailed as “the most Christian country.” Yet on Monday of Holy Week, the jewel of that once (and, I predict, future)...

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8 Saints Whose Feasts Fall During Holy Week

If you have a Catholic calendar on your wall, take it and look at Holy Week, which this year is April 14-21. Notice anything? Rather, notice anything missing? If you noticed the absence of saints’ feast days, you would be correct. The Church...

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10 Glimpses of Hope, History and Heroes inside Notre Dame

As the Cathedrale Notre-Dame erupted in flames on Holy Monday, 400 firefighters fought to protect her, risking their lives to save all they could. The hoses were not strong enough, the ladders too short. Fighting valiantly for hours, fire...

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I Worshipped the Goddess of Reason — Until I Met the God of Mercy in Notre Dame

I am watching Notre Dame Cathedral burn on television from my living room in Toronto. I want to look away but I cannot. I have watched the spire collapse. I now see the glow from inside the church. It is bright orange. Now I realize it is Holy...