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What Does the Lord Jesus Mean When He Calls us to Be Perfect?

What Does the Lord Jesus Mean When He Calls us to Be Perfect? Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The character of Jesus Christ is being formed in each one of us as we say yes - and choose to cooperate with the Lord who is making us new, every ...

Making a Lenten Retreat with Pope Francis: Learning from Elijah

Making a Lenten Retreat with Pope Francis: Learning from Elijah Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

In many respects, our life on this earth is a classroom of love and a continual invitation to holiness. As we age, we are given the opportunities ...

ISIS is not the first to persecute Christians, a look at the Roman persecutions of the early Church (PART ONE)

ISIS is not the first to persecute Christians, a look at the Roman persecutions of the early Church (PART ONE) Watch

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By Robert Mullen (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It is a sad and disheartening fact that many Christians suffer from constant-and often brutal-persecution today, most visibly places like the ...

Vatican deeply apologizes for Pope Francis' Argentina 'Mexicanization' comment

Vatican deeply apologizes for Pope Francis' Argentina 'Mexicanization' comment Watch

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Pope Francis did not mean any offense - but in a private email about his native land Argentina's drug trafficking issues, the pope expressed ...

UPDATE: Two years after resignation Pope Emeritus Benedict said to be doing well

UPDATE: Two years after resignation Pope Emeritus Benedict said to be doing well Watch

Living Faith

With Pope Francis in the spotlight, many wonder what is happening with Pope Emeritus Benedict, who is keeping true to his pledge to remain out of the ...

Beating swords into plowshares

Beating swords into plowshares

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

"In the days to come, the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills," writes the prophet ...

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Counsel

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Counsel Watch

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By Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.

In Bonaventure's analysis of this gift of counsel, there are three steps to sound counsel, which we may also call distinctions.  Counsel relates ...

Pope Francis wants you to pray to end Christian persecution. But will Catholics answer him?

Pope Francis wants you to pray to end Christian persecution. But will Catholics answer him?

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With the mass kidnapping of over 100 Christians in Syria, it has become painfully clear that the Islamic State thinks nothing of targeting innocent ...

Saint Gregory of Narek to become 36 Doctor of the Church

Saint Gregory of Narek to become 36 Doctor of the Church Watch

Living Faith

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An Armenian monk and poet from the 10th-century has been named a Doctor of the Universal Church by Pope Francis, an announcement which may be ...

Join Pope Francis and Christians around the world in a Global Day of Prayer to STOP the violent persecution of Christians at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists

Join Pope Francis and Christians around the world in a Global Day of Prayer to STOP the violent persecution of Christians at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists

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We have come to a time of great trial and tribulation in the Church. Christians around the world face more persecution today than they did in ancient ...

First Sunday of Lent: Enter the Desert and Fight the World, the Flesh and the Devil

First Sunday of Lent: Enter the Desert and Fight the World, the Flesh and the Devil Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Let us enter into the desert in Jesus and embrace the Lenten way of voluntary sacrifice, fasting, prayer and alms giving. In so doing, we will ...

YCVF Reports - what your generosity did for Syrian and Iraqi Christians in 2014!

YCVF Reports - what your generosity did for Syrian and Iraqi Christians in 2014!

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Last year, caring, devoted Catholics such as you made thousands of donations to care for Christians in Syria and Iraq. At this time, Your Catholic ...

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Fortitude

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Fortitude Watch

Living Faith

By Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.

The gift of fortitude comes to us through the "unassailable shield of faith," the "serene solace of hope," and the "inextinguishable fire of love," ...

Pope Francis tells priests Liturgy should inspire feelings of wonder

Pope Francis tells priests Liturgy should inspire feelings of wonder Watch

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In a Lenten meeting, Pope Francis told a group of priests that people should feel the wonder and allure of the liturgy. He noted that the ...

How We Can Learn to Pray and Love

How We Can Learn to Pray and Love Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

I recently turned 60 years young. On my birthday, someone asked me, out of all the activities I am engaged in, which I love the most. The answer ...

God is calling each person and every nation to repent

God is calling each person and every nation to repent

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

"The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel."

Andrew Greenwell: St Bonaventure on the Gift of Knowledge

Andrew Greenwell: St Bonaventure on the Gift of Knowledge Watch

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By Andrew M. Greenwell

The gift of knowledge picks up natural knowledge as if it was its bride, and carries it across the threshold of faith into the supernatural inner ...

Greater harmony in the Roman Curia remains utmost goal, Pope Francis says

Greater harmony in the Roman Curia remains utmost goal, Pope Francis says Watch

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By Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA/EWTN News

A reform to promote a greater harmony in the work of the Roman Curia, in Pope Francis' words, was the topic of discussion on Thursday, the ...

Miniature schnauzer runs away from home to find cancer-stricken owner, turns up an amazing 20 blocks away, at hospital

Miniature schnauzer runs away from home to find cancer-stricken owner, turns up an amazing 20 blocks away, at hospital Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Cissy, the miniature schnauzer from Ceder Rapids, Iowa, went missing from the family home one evening. Cissy had never ran away before, so this came ...

Pope Francis addresses the importance of women and their 'irreplaceable role' with the Pontifical Council for Culture

Pope Francis addresses the importance of women and their 'irreplaceable role' with the Pontifical Council for Culture Watch

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Pope Francis has called for a more widespread and incisive female presence in the Church. In his address to members of the Pontifical Council for ...

'Be together, not the same' Touching Android ad features adorable and unlikely animal pals cohabiting in peace

'Be together, not the same' Touching Android ad features adorable and unlikely animal pals cohabiting in peace Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Like Timon and Pumbaa or the Fox and the Hound, unlikely animal friends are something that immediately bring an "aww" to your mind.

'I'm a Dinosaur' when it comes to computers, Pope Francis admits

'I'm a Dinosaur' when it comes to computers, Pope Francis admits Watch

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Supportive of technological advances, Pope Francis at one time declared the Internet as a "gift from God." However, the pontiff has since ...

Francis warns Catholic leadership that 'there is absolutely no place in ministry for those who abuse minors'

Francis warns Catholic leadership that 'there is absolutely no place in ministry for those who abuse minors' Watch

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By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Pope Francis has issued a stern reminder to the leaders of the Catholic Church, giving the presidents of bishops' conferences around the world a ...

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Piety, a Gift of the Holy Spirit

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Piety, a Gift of the Holy Spirit Watch

Living Faith

By Andrew M. Greenwell

Those who are docile to the gift of piety--to God, to self, to neighbor--will exhibit certain characteristics.  By their fruits, you shall ...

STOP WORRYING! Does life seem unbearable lately? Here are 8 important things to remember when life is beating you down

STOP WORRYING! Does life seem unbearable lately? Here are 8 important things to remember when life is beating you down Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Oftentimes, life can leave you feeling lost and stressed out. Are you doing the right things? Are you going to "make it" or become something ...

Glory to marriage! Join us in celebrating love and marriage during February

Glory to marriage! Join us in celebrating love and marriage during February Watch

Living Faith

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or ...

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure and the Fear of the Lord

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure and the Fear of the Lord Watch

Living Faith

By Andrew M. Greenwell

The Church teaches that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given us as part of sanctifying or habitual grace.  If we are in a state of grace, ...

Mustard Seed Faith and Living as a Christian in the Real World

Mustard Seed Faith and Living as a Christian in the Real World Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

All the images Jesus uses in these parables concern the spreading of the kingdom or reign of God. They are meant to bring home the new reality ...