Staff Bloggers

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‘Unleash the Eucharist’: How Real Presence is Key to Renewal

DETROIT – Jesus Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist stands at the center of the Catholic faith. And it is also the “source and summit” of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s pastoral vision for Catholic renewal and evangelization called Unleash the...

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Remember Lepanto-Like Victory on Feast of Most Holy Name of Mary

The year was 1683. The situation was dire. Turkish invaders from the Ottoman Empire were about to overrun Western Europe. European people everywhere — including the papal nuncio — implored and begged for help, turning to John III Sobieski, King...

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How to Pray Mother Teresa’s Famous “Flying Novena” to Our Lady

What of those times when you are in need of an answer but time doesn’t permit for prayers in petition for a day or more? Mother Teresa of Calcutta knew what to do. She turned to our Mother, and prayed her “Flying Novena.” Msgr. Leo Maasburg, her...

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Ven. Fulton Sheen on the Clock of Life Approaching Midnight

Archbishop Fulton Sheen often began his talks, serious subjects, with a humorous story. They produced a chuckle or laugh, but also made a point. He once told of a baby crying as he was talking in a church. He described how “the mother took the...

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Planned Parenthood Rolls the Dice on Title X

The 2020 election is officially a referendum on Planned Parenthood now that the organization is pulling out of the Title X family planning program rather than comply with new federal rules that require Title X providers be physically and...

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What People Are Saying About Cardinal Pell Today

 The Australian Disgrace “This astonishing, indeed incomprehensible, decision calls into the gravest doubt the quality of justice in Australia—and the possibility of any Catholic cleric charged with sexual abuse to receive a fair trial or a fair...

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Catholic Belief in Eucharist Helped by Fellowship, Beauty of Worship, says Ordinariate Bishop

HOUSTON – What do Catholics need to believe that Jesus Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist? While some say better catechesis is needed, the bishop of North America’s youngest diocese says Catholics need to experience the real presence...

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Faith and Food: Catholic Priest Competes on ‘Worst Cooks in America’

Food Network is often on in my house, and I like to find Catholic angles on food and enjoy celebrating food-related feast days (baking always beckons me upon St. Elizabeth of Hungary’s feast day every fall, for example). In the last few weeks, I...

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What the Antichrist Will Be Like, According to Bl. John Henry Newman

With the good news that Pope Francis has set Oct. 13 for the canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman, and considering the continuous rise of anti-Christian culture around the world, it’s surely the right time to look at the cardinal’s four...

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Before Lourdes and Fatima, Our Lady Appeared in Laus

“I am Mary, the Mother of my very dear Son,” Our Lady answered the teenage shepherdess who had asked her name. The day was Aug. 29, 1664. The place was outside Laus, a small village in France’s southern Alps. The girl’s name was Benôite...