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Keeping Our Kids Catholic

Bringing up our children in the Catholic Faith with all the secular influences of our society is a challenge. Our children/youth have a myriad of negative role models sending them the message that sin is “cool” or normal. They are being regularly challenged by the media, as well as people from other faith backgrounds. Without […]

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First Saturdays Devotion

Five First Saturdays In Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary By Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC Spiritual Director of the Thirteenth of the Month Club Are you sick of turning on the news and seeing nothing but violence and mayhem? Well, there’s something we can do to bring about peace. ‘War is your fault’ My fellow Marian […]

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Why Pray the Rosary?

by Edward Sri, Franciscan Media Many great popes, saints, and Christian leaders have exhorted us to pray the rosary. It’s a powerful prayer, they say, one that can change your life, strengthen the family, bring peace to the world, convert entire nations, and win the salvation of souls. But does the average person experience the […]

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Honoring Mary

A Minute in the Church One-minute Catholic apologetics by Gus Lloyd Do Catholics worship Mary? Well, the short answer is no, but let’s go a little deeper. God obviously gave Mary a very special role in the plan of salvation. She was chosen to be the mother of our savior. And since Jesus is true […]

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Why Pentecost is called “Rose Sunday”

Philip Kosloski – published on 05/20/21 On Pentecost, it is a custom to release rose petals from the ceiling to represent the coming of the Holy Spirit. In the city of Rome, but also in other places of the world, the feast of Pentecost is called “Rose Sunday.” The Catholic Encyclopedia explains the history of this custom. In Italy […]

Enjoy Paczki

Enjoy Paczki Before Observing Lent If you’re not familiar with paczki (plural, pronounced ‘POONCH-kee’), here’s some interesting facts. The singular is paczek (pronounced ‘POON-check’). Don’t order just one “paczki” as that’s the plural. Order one paczek. If you happen to make a mistake, don’t worry. How are you to know if you’re not Polish? Indeed, […]

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Apostolic Letter – Patris Corde

APOSTOLIC LETTER PATRIS CORDE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROCLAMATION OF SAINT JOSEPH AS PATRON OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH WITH A FATHER’S HEART: that is how Joseph loved Jesus, whom all four Gospels refer to as “the son of Joseph”.[1] Matthew and Luke, the two Evangelists who speak most […]

Ditch the Smartphones

College Students Ditch Smartphones for a Week Article appeared in Crusade Magazine, March/April 2020 | Return to Order Edition On November 7, 2019, Professor Donna Freitas of Adelphi University in Long Island decided to tackle the growing problem of technology addiction by challenging her students to go for a week without their smartphones. “I’ve become […]

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Chalking the Door – An Epiphany Blessing

Sunday, January 3, 2021 Saying goodbye (more like good riddance!) to one of the most trying years we faced with a worldwide pandemic, let us welcome 2021 by welcoming God into our homes in a very special, unique way. This year we invite you to take part in an old tradition of “chalking the door” […]