Philip Kosloski

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Swiss Guards Carry the “Combat Rosary” Into Spiritual Battle

Each year on May 6 about two-dozen Swiss Guards are sworn into service, pledging to protect and defend the Pope at all costs. This year the Commander of the Swiss Guards, Col. Christoph Graf, highlighted the importance of the Rosary to the new...

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What is God Trying to Tell Us With This New Eucharistic Miracle in Poland?

On April 17, Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski of Legnica, Poland announced the approval of a Eucharistic miracle in his Diocese. The miracle happened about two years ago when, “a consecrated Host fell to the floor [during the distribution of...

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Christian Filmmakers Should Be Witnesses, Not Preachers

What is the purpose of Christian films? Are they meant to evangelize, inspire and transform the culture? Or are the best films the ones that “preach to the choir” with a message of “Jesus Saves?” In the past 10 years there have been a landslide...

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Love is What Prepares Us For Every Form of Martyrdom

With the recent news of the martyrdom of four religious sisters in Yemen, combined with the martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians only one year ago and the increasing threat of ISIS, the possibility of our own martyrdom is much more real than we may...

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J.R.R. Tolkien and St. Augustine Knew That We Are Exiles

Sometimes we need to read a little fiction to gain spiritual insights into who we are and why we are here. Such was the case when I stumbled upon this passage from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarilion: “Therefore [Iluvatar] willed that the hearts of...

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God is Infinitely More Powerful Than Satan

Recently there has been much talk about a Demonic house in Indiana being demolished and many are intensely interested in the supernatural happenings that were reported. While that is not initially a bad thing, there is a great risk involved if...

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The Devil Hates Faith and Reason Alike

Could we have a do-over? When looking at the list of candidates running for president, I wish we could stop everything and start over. Why? Because the people of our nation are too easily led like sheep and we listen more to “experts,”...

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Sacramentals Can Sanctify Almost Every Event In Your Life

Generally speaking, the use of sacramentals is one of the most misunderstood practices in the Catholic Church. They have been a part of the Church’s life from the very beginning, but are commonly viewed as some sort of superstition. This is...

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The Name is the Icon of the Person

What’s in a name? Do names really have power? Does it matter what I name my child? These are questions very few people ask in a culture of informality and where there is a quest to have the most unique (and popular) name possible. In the process,...

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On This Sad Anniversary, the 7th Corporal Work of Mercy: “Bury the Dead”

The final corporal work of mercy, “bury the dead,” is especially relevant this week as we remember the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Tragically, most if not all of the unborn children who lost their lives from abortion were never given the...