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Duc in Altum: Men, Put Out Into the Deep on the Feast of St Joseph

Duc in Altum: Men, Put Out Into the Deep on the Feast of St Joseph Watch

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By Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D.

This model of Christian manliness recommends himself to us not for any strange or exciting things he did (because he really didn't) but for the ...

Is St. Joseph worthy of commemoration?

Is St. Joseph worthy of commemoration?

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Today is the feast day of St. Joseph, which means this is the perfect time to check out our offerings of St. Joseph medals, prayer cards and the many ...

Feast of Joseph, Husband of Mary: Time for Christian Men to Follow His Example

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

He still gives His message and His mission to men who, like Joseph, cultivate ears to hear and then choose to exercise authentic manly virtue and ...

Bet you didn't know these 10 things about St. Patrick and Ireland!

Bet you didn't know these 10 things about St. Patrick and Ireland!

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The most kids know of St. Patrick 's Day is that you must wear green or you'll get a pinch from your friends. Adults see the day as an occasion to ...

After the Corned Beef: St. Patrick Challenges Modern Christians to be Missionaries

After the Corned Beef: St. Patrick Challenges Modern Christians to be Missionaries

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

We need to learn a lesson from this great missionary. He saw what was good in the culture and "baptized" what could be redeemed. He respected the ...

Who was the man named Saint Patrick?

Who was the man named Saint Patrick?

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Saint Patrick - remembered with parades, the wearing of green and feasts throughout the world wherever there are people of Irish descent, or wish to ...

Thomas Aquinas:  An Example for a New Generation of Apologists

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

St. Thomas Aquinas knew that all truth finds its source - and its fulfillment - in the One who is Truth Incarnate, Jesus the Christ. In this way, ...

Feast of the Deacon St Vincent Calls the Church and her Deacons to Heroic Virtue

Feast of the Deacon St Vincent Calls the Church and her Deacons to Heroic Virtue

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

Vincent was a man like us who encountered the same Risen Lord Jesus whom we have encountered. He struggled with the choices which always ...

Hallelujah! Pierre Favre recognized as a saint

Hallelujah! Pierre Favre recognized as a saint Watch

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Pope Francis has named his favorite Jesuit a saint, bypassing traditional rules for sainthood. On his birthday last Tuesday, Pope Francis recognized ...

A Letter From St Francis of Assisi to All the Faithful: We Must be Simple, Humble and Pure

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By St. Francis of Assisi

We must not be wise and prudent according to the flesh. Rather we must be simple, humble and pure. We should never desire to be over others. Instead, ...

St Therese of the Child Jesus: In the Heart of the Church I Will Be Love

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By St Therese of Lisieux

O Jesus, my love, at last I have found my calling: my call is love. Certainly I have found my place in the Church, and you gave me that very place, ...

Jennifer Hartline: Trying to Learn Humility From St. Therese

Jennifer Hartline: Trying to Learn Humility From St. Therese Watch

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By Jennifer Hartline

St. Therese helps me understand: "the splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not take away the perfume of the little violet or the ...

Il Papa! Deal Hudson Reflects on His Encounter with Saint John Paul II

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

I never thought I would be part of a cheering, waving crowd. After all, I was too old, too sophisticated. Then John Paul II walked out on the stage. ...

Deal Hudson Recalls: First Meeting Mother Angelica

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By Deal W Hudson

I had little idea what to expect when I arrived at EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) for my interview on Mother Angelica Live. From previous ...

St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr: Model for Contemporary Deacons in a New Missionary Age

St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr: Model for Contemporary Deacons in a New Missionary Age Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

When Valerian arrived, Deacon Lawrence presented him with the true gold and silver of the Church, the poor! The emperor was filled with rage! ...

Fr. Paul Schenck on Edith Stein: Daughter of Israel, Daughter of the Church

Fr. Paul Schenck on Edith Stein: Daughter of Israel, Daughter of the Church Watch

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By Fr. Paul Chaim Benedicta Schenck

August 9 is the Memorial of St. Teresia Benedicta a Cruce, Edith Stein, Catholic feminist, philosopher and martyr of Auschwitz. In this sketch, Fr. ...

Deal Hudson: St. Thomas Aquinas on the Bronx River Parkway

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By Deal W. Hudson

Once again, I was losing consciousness and feeling cold.The door opened and I felt myself being lifted out of the car, placed on a stretcher, and put ...

A Promise to God: St. Michael the Archangel, Defend Us in Battle

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By Youngsun Jun

Though I am not strong enough to hold the suffering souls in my arms and carry them home, I can do one thing: I can pray for the deliverance of the ...

Feast of St Bonaventure: The Serpahic Doctor Points us to Francis who Points us to Jesus

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

Bonaventure's account of his friend, mentor and spiritual father, St. Francis, weaves a captivating picture of a poor, little man from Assisi who ...

Reflection on the Silence of St. Joseph, the Guardian of the Redeemer

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

Joseph was a humble man. There was not an ounce of false bravado or machismo in this servant of God. Named after the great Patriarch who was sold ...

Vatican commission approves second miracle for John Paul II, clearing path to sainthood

Vatican commission approves second miracle for John Paul II, clearing path to sainthood Watch

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Vatican officials confirm that Pope John Paul II is now just one step away from sainthood after a Vatican commission approved a second miracle ...

St. Catherine of  Sienna Calls Each One of Us to Love God Right Where We Are

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

While praying at Peter's tomb, she experienced the great weight of the Church fall on her shoulders, and she offered herself and her suffering as a ...

The Vision of St. John Bosco and the Papacy of Benedict XVI

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

Does the heroic leadership of Pope Benedict XVI represent one more fulfillment of the prophetic vision of the Saint whose Feast we celebrate? Pope ...

St. Thomas Aquinas is a Model for the New Evangelization

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

St. Thomas knew that all truth finds its source - and its fulfillment - in the One who is Truth Incarnate, Jesus the Christ. In this way, he was a ...

Saint John Neumann Calls us all to Apostolic Charity and Courageous Christianity

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By Michael Terheyden

Apostolic charity refers to living like the first apostles. At the heart of Redemptorist spirituality is Christ's own mission, which was to empty ...

Who are you? John the Baptizer, Basil and Gregory Nazianzen Call Christian Men to Live as Friends

Who are you? John the Baptizer, Basil and Gregory Nazianzen Call Christian Men to Live as Friends Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

Friendship participates in the Love of God from which it derives. Greek, the original language of the New Testament, differentiates between the forms ...

Prophetic Pope Paul VI, a Champion of Human Life, Now Venerable

Prophetic Pope Paul VI, a Champion of Human Life, Now Venerable Watch

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By F.K. Bartels

'Servant of God Paul VI, Giovanni Battista Montini, Italian, Supreme Pontiff (1897-1978). This is the beginning of the long awaited path to his ...

Feast of St Francis Xavier Calls for New Evangelization Missionaries For the West

Feast of St Francis Xavier Calls for New Evangelization Missionaries For the West Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

Our mission field is our own back yard. The West is pre-Christian - not Post-Christian! Rather than waste any more time bemoaning this fact, rather ...