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Why We Don’t Drink Coffee at Mass

Why We Don’t Drink Coffee at Mass

Leaving our coffee cups outside – It’s for a far greater reason than just fasting for an hour before Communion. Fr. Mike reminds us that we all have a vital role to play in the Mass, and it’s probably more significant than any of us realized! Why We Don’t Drink Coffee at Mass … Read entire article »

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Mother Angelica on Communion

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Disagree

Disagree

There are times, where we find ourselves disagreeing with the Teaching of the Catholic Church. In the article 6 Things to Do When You Don’t Agree with the Teaching of the Catholic Church, it give us six things to do. … Read entire article »

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Understanding the story

Understanding the story

Did you go to Mass this Christmas? Did you get to hear the Gospel reading about the genealogy of Jesus? Isn’t that such a great gospel reading? Wait, you didn’t like it? Did you roll your eyes when it started, and maybe “checked out” for a few minutes? Or did your parish opt for the “abbreviated” [skip the brackets section] version or read one of the other options, so you didn’t even get to hear … Read entire article »

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The Mass in A.D. 155: As described by St. Justin Martyr

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Three reasons to go to confession – ASAP

Three reasons to go to confession – ASAP

Going to confession is something very few of us like to do. But as Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble writes in 3 reasons to go to confession ASAP: The Sacrament of Penance can be intimidating. It is hard to go to confession, especially if you have been away for a long time. There is often a physical feeling of revulsion, of wanting to stay away because it seems so difficult, so humiliating. Sometimes we convince ourselves … Read entire article »

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It’s the dirt

It’s the dirt

When we don’t clean our homes, our work spaces, our garages or our vehicles on a regular basis, things can really start building up. Cleaning them becomes even harder because of the build of up the dirt and grime, papers or trash. It can be the same way with our sins. If we don’t ask for forgiveness on a regular basis, it can start to build up on use. We start thinking things are normal, … Read entire article »

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Is going to Church really necessary?

Is going to Church really necessary?

That is the question Brittany, at Equipping Godly Women, answers with six reasons why: The Bible Commands Us to Do it We Benefit from Living in Community We Are Called to Serve Regular Attendance Keeps Us Accountable We are Less Distracted It Clearly Demonstrates Our Priorities Read the full article for details behind Brittany’s list. While these are Brittany’s reasons, and they are good reasons, we can probably come up with other reasons too. For example, in Manual for Spiritual Warefare by Paul … Read entire article »

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Confessions about Confession

Confessions about Confession

There is a lot of confusion about confession. E.M Wilson, at Catholic 365 says: When I need internal healing, the Sacrament of Confession is my first stop. Because, contrary to popular belief, Confession is not a place to go and list your sins in front of God so you can feel bad about yourself for the rest of the day. No, Confession is, to borrow the words from one of my favorite Dominican priests of all … Read entire article »

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What does the Church really say about divorce?

There is a fair amount of misunderstanding related to the Church’s teachings when it comes to divorce. One I’ve encountered is similar to how the article “What does the Church really say about divorce? It might not be what you think” on the Catholic News Agency, it starts out. “I have a friend who has been divorced for 30 years. Her husband just left her one day, and she hasn’t received communion in all this time,” author David Dziena recalled. “She was only told by me when I was writing this book that she could receive communion – and she could not believe me, because she felt that because she was divorced, that meant she was separated from the Church.” Did you know saints such as St. Rita, St. Helena and … Read entire article »

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