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Free Nativity Scenes Ready and Waiting for Public Display

It’s never too early to talk about Christmas in a non-commercial way, like how and why to receive a free large Nativity display. Yes, F-R-E-E. Think of it as an early Christmas present. First, the “Why.” “We are seriously committed to our goal...

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More Showers of Roses from St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Part 4)

Several stories recounted how St. Thérèse was right there to help when there were difficulties during a pregnancy. Take the experienced of Jeremy and Stephanie Hardin. During their 13 years of marriage, they had one miscarriage, followed by the...

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Vocation Awareness Week: “I Will Give Saints to Mother Church”

It’s National Vocation Awareness Week, which the U.S. Church celebrates Nov. 3-9. Religious life is a beautiful vocation, as St. Teresa of Calcutta, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, attests. Included in her constitutions for the...

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Ordinariates Mark 10 Years of Anglican Traditions and Catholic Communion

HOUSTON — Ten years is not a long time in the life of the Church, but in that time since their founding under Benedict XVI the Ordinariates, three Catholic dioceses with Anglican traditions situated across the globe, have worked with dedication...

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Here’s How You Can Help the Holy Souls in Purgatory

There’s only one door out of purgatory for the Holy Souls there. It opens only into heaven. But here’s the catch: they can’t open it themselves. We have to open it for them. We have the key. The question is, will we help unlock it for some of...

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More Showers of Roses from St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Part 3)

When it comes to help for families, health, and all kinds of prayerful requests, there’s no limit to the way St. Thérèse finds ways to shower a rose, or roses, in answer to prayers. She manages everything quite well, making the seemingly...

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Pope Grants Plenary Indulgence for Praying at Ordinariate Mass This Sunday

VATICAN CITY – Catholics throughout the U.S. will have an opportunity to gain a special plenary indulgence this Sunday, Nov. 3, by joining in an Ordinariate parish or parish community’s Divine Worship Mass and singing the Solemn Te Deum. The...

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Souls from Purgatory Visited These Saints

“Nicholas, man of God, look at me,” cried a soul to Nicholas of Tolentino. The young Augustinian priest had just begun to fall asleep when the voice surprised and alarmed him. The soul identified himself as Friar Pellegrino of Osimo, who Nicholas...

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

This article originally appeared Aug. 8, 2019.   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...

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How Our Lady Saved the World from a Nuclear War

On Sept. 1, 1983, flying from Anchorage to Seoul, a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 with 269 people on board strayed off its planned route and flew over an island that violated Soviet air space. Quickly, a Russian fighter plane shot down. The...