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Novena to St. Joan of Arc for our Country

By |2020-12-28T18:42:59+00:00December 28th, 2020|Inspiration|

NOVENA PRAYER (to be prayed every day from December 28 to January 5 for the intentions below) O Maid of Orleans, Savior of France, light of patriots, and strength of the Church Militant, hear our prayers for this great nation, the United States of America! Come to our aid now, as you [...]

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The Terrible Effects of Eucharistic Deprivation

By |2021-01-03T01:26:59+00:00November 26th, 2020|Culture|

Padre Pio once remarked that the world could more readily exist without the sun than without the Eucharist. What a remarkable statement. It is imperative, therefore, to take account of what we gain from the great gift of the Eucharist in our lives and also what we lose due to the terrible effects of [...]

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Does God Allow Souls in Purgatory to Visit the Living?

By |2021-01-03T01:28:06+00:00November 24th, 2020|Angels, Recent, Spirituality|

November is the month of All Souls. It is a yearly reminder of our obligation to pray for the souls who, as our doctrine teaches, are in a process of post-death purification. The souls in Purgatory have repented of their sins but haven’t yet atoned for them, and that is where we come in. As [...]

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Lover of the Guardian Angels

By |2021-01-03T01:28:17+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Angels, Our Lady, Recent|

Our Lady is the great lover of the Guardian Angels whose feast day we celebrate on October 2nd every year. She loves them because they are the angels closest to the human race. All angels touch human existence in some way, but the Guardian Angels are assigned to protect our souls, which are the special [...]

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The Birth of Hope

By |2021-01-03T01:28:28+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Our Lady, Recent|

In September we celebrate Our Lady’s birthday. Don’t all good children remember their mother on her birthday? This special celebration in the Church’s calendar points out a fundamental element of Christianity: our hope for eternal salvation. The Blessed Virgin gave birth to the Savior, but Mary’s birth itself was the flowering of divine hope [...]

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Jeffrey Epstein and Hell

By |2021-01-03T01:28:42+00:00November 21st, 2020|Culture, Recent|

Famed Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel once quoted a saying from an ancient rabbinical text:  the angels weep whenever a soul is condemned to Hell.  Our Lord seemed to echo that angelic emotion with His agonized sweat in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before He died. If the angels lament the loss of one [...]

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An Unexpected Refresher Course on the Sacraments

By |2021-01-03T01:28:51+00:00November 20th, 2020|Church, Recent, Resources|

It was a bit shocking to read recently about the Detroit priest who discovered, three years after ordination, that he had never been validly baptized.  The invalid baptism meant he was not a priest. As Fr. Matthew Hood was reviewing a video of his own baptism 30 years earlier, he heard with his own ears [...]

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Matter and Form of the Seven Sacraments

By |2020-11-27T17:20:32+00:00August 27th, 2020|Church, Recent, Resources|

Matter and form are to the sacraments what money and a purchase agreement (contract) are to buying a house. These two elements (money/contract) are the minimum conditions for a legal act and allow the transfer of a thing from one owner to another. Sacraments work in a similar way. Matter (material or tangible element) [...]

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The Ripple Effect of an Invalid Priestly Ordination

By |2020-08-29T15:04:12+00:00August 27th, 2020|Resources|

In my recent article at Catholic Stand, “An Unexpected Refresher Course on the Sacraments,” I spoke about the invalid ordination of Fr. Matthew Hood of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Father was viewing a video of his own baptism when he discovered that the deacon who performed the ceremony used the incorrect formula for baptism [...]

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The Rosary is Our Lady’s Own Prayer

By |2020-08-19T03:41:45+00:00August 19th, 2020|Our Lady, Recent|

St. Dominic’s feast on August 8th is a yearly reminder of importance of the Holy Rosary to the spiritual lives of many Catholics. It is perhaps the Church’s greatest devotion and force of prayer after the Sacraments themselves. The Rosary is Mary’s way of drawing us into the mysteries of Christ and His redemptive acts. [...]

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Racism Isn’t Systemic in America – Corruption Is

By |2020-11-28T16:44:25+00:00August 4th, 2020|Culture|

There is almost nothing happening in American cities and capitals today that is honest. The claim of unrepentant, systemic racism is the spark that has lit the fire of the current social unrest. We’re told that racism is so deeply rooted in our nation’s consciousness that America is irredeemable.  That is an atrocious lie.  Racism [...]

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Land of the Free Home of the Frightened

By |2020-11-28T16:45:29+00:00May 5th, 2020|Culture|

One day last week I went on my daily run, which takes me down a long street where many people walk their dogs and get exercise. As I approached a lady who was trailing behind a cute little dog, I asked if I could pet him. The lady turned on me with a look of [...]

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