Guest Bloggers

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Repent and Believe in the Gospel

For many of us, going to confession this Lent is on the list of things that have suddenly become difficult or impossible because of COVID-19. Since it’s unlikely we’ll be able to queue up for the sacrament in person in the near future, Pope...

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Shopping and Social Distancing for a Bustling Domestic Church

Well, hello out there! How is the social distancing going? I’m here in Colorado, with all of my kids now learning at home, along with my husband who is now working from home. As of this writing it’s snowing, which means we are all not only home...

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Hope is More Contagious Than Fear

The power of hope over fear is foundational to our Catholic faith! Which are you spreading? Which one are you fueling? How can you have a sense of humor about the otherwise unnerving situation we are all in without mocking people who are just...

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Watch Today’s Mass from EWTN

During this time, especially during the Lenten season, we wanted to remind you that EWTN broadcasts the daily Mass live at 8 a.m. Eastern from Our Lady of the Angels Chapel on the EWTN campus in Irondale, Alabama. You can watch live on TV or...

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Watch Live: Pope’s Extraordinary ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Blessing

What you need to know: The event is scheduled to take place today at 1 p.m. Eastern time (noon Central, 11 a.m. Mountain, 10 a.m. Pacific). The Pope announced this special “Urbi et Orbi” after his March 22 Angelus address. A large crucifix,...

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Biblical and Catholic Teaching on the Use of Alcohol

Catholics believe alcohol is acceptable in moderation (which we would say is the biblical and traditional Christian view). We regard drunkenness as a sin. The Catechism of the Catholic Church condemns drunken excess and illegal drugs in...

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Lenten Soup Recipe: Rustic Potato and Leek Soup

Rustic Potato and Leek Soup (Adapted from Slow Cooker Revolution, America’s Test Kitchen 2011) A popular family soup from Mary Sadick  Serves 6 to 8 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, halved...

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No Matter When You Look at Your Clock, Some Priest is Offering Mass

In his article on “phrases that show everyday Catholic wisdom,” Tom Hoopes shared a few of his favorite sayings. To his list, I’d like to add one of my own: “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.”  Not sure about my choice?  It’s no wonder. A popular...

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St. Margaret Clitherow Still Helps Priests, With Help From Her Friends

It’s likely that St. Margaret Clitherow would understand Catholics’ feelings at not being able to see their priests or receive the sacraments because of COVID-19-related restrictions. She harbored and aided priests as a recusant Catholic during...

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St. Dismas the Good Thief — Jesus, Remember Me

“We have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” ―Luke 23:41–42   All four of the Gospels...