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The Catholic Origins of Halloween

The origins of Halloween are, in fact, very Christian and rather American. Halloween falls on October 31 because of a ...
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New Vatican Instruction: Cremation Allowed But Strict Conditions Apply

Document issued in response to an increase in the number of cremations and ideas "contrary to the faith" that have ...
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For Catholic Schools to Survive, Their Catholicity Must Thrive

As evidenced by the success of many faithful Catholic schools today, I believe that the only path forward for schools ...
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Comfort Catholicism Has to Go; It is Time to Prepare for Persecution

We are at war for our own souls and the souls of people we love. We are at war for ...
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Catholics Are Leaving the Faith by Age 10 — So What Can Parents Do About It?

Researcher Mark Gray at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate stated the ‘whole concept of faith’ is losing ...
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4 Biblical Principles That Show the Reality of Purgatory

The Catholic belief in Purgatory is indeed scriptural, and here's the proof ...
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Serving LGBT Students in Catholic Schools

Our message of love and human flourishing must be faithful, pastoral, and clear. Our Catholic schools should be open to ...
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How lack of reverence for the Eucharist puts people off Catholicism

Reverence and recollection at Mass should guard us against allowing it to become simply a routine weekly exercise. Read More

Sophists and Sophism

Reading the story of June 22 in the Mpls. Star Tribune about CPO, “Self-Appointed Watchdogs over parish behavior have some ...
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A Lenten Poem

The following poem was submitted by Holly McGarvey. It was written by her 14 year old niece, and is told ...
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His Presence in Each Step by Janette Howe – A story of re-conversion to the Catholic Church.

a story of re-conversion to the Catholic Church by Janette Howe I would suppose that the snapshots of my ...
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What Is An Intrinsic Evil?

And What Is Its Significance For The Catholic Voter? A lot of people talk about what is and what isn’t ...
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Polka For the Masses

By George E. Jay M.D. In this review we will evaluate polka music per se, as well as how it ...
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The Splendor and Grandeur of The Sacrament of Confession

Fr. Marvin Deutsch, M.M. Today I would like to speak about the splendor and grandeur of the sacrament of confession ...
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Order and Design Require a Supreme Intelligence

By Fr. Marvin Deutsch, M.M. Did you ever stop to think that there could be no order without intelligence? All ...
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Redemptive Suffering

By Father Paul A. Duffner, O.P. It was not in the plan of God that suffering and death be a ...
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Church References Concerning Homosexuality

1. CATECHISM #2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction ...
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Particular Examen on the Theological Virtues by FATHER JOHN A. HARDON, S.J.

Before applying the particular examen to my own spiritual life, it is well to first ask myself, "What are the ...
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Six Guidelines for Living a Fulfilling Life

Commencement Address 2010 by Fred Blonigen Father Ubel, Mr. Morehead, Mr. Adkins, Mr. Kimec, fellow teachers and staff, ...
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Five Essential Marks of Catholic Schools by ARCHBISHOP J. MICHAEL MILLER, CSB

Papal interventions and Roman documents repeatedly emphasize that certain characteristics must be present for a school to be considered authentically ...
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Vatican Cardinal Ends Debate: No Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians or Rainbow Sashers

Vatican Cardinal Ends Debate: No Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians or Rainbow Sashers Says "Are we going to change Divine Law, ...
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Transubstantiation

By Fr. William Saunders My son who made his First Holy Communion this Spring had a very upsetting experience ...
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Public Sin and the Reception of Holy Communion

May 2, 2004 Fourth Sunday of Easter Reading I (Acts 13:14, 43-52) ~ Reading II (Revelation 7:9, 14b-17) ~ Gospel ...
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Protecting the Holiness of the Eucharist

Some people have asked why some lay organizations are seeking information on Liturgical abuse, and some even witnessing by their ...
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SPECIAL: A Primer on Canon 915

By Barbara Kralis 2/5/2004 - updated 7/22/2004 Unquestionably, canon 915 is the most discussed canon in the Codex Iuris Canonici, ...
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Fr. Altier’s Sunday Sermons

Date Sunday Year 12/11/2016 Third Sunday of Advent A 12/4/2016 Second Sunday of Advent A 11/27/2016 First ...
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Spiritual Warfare

Fr. Robert Altier's collection of lectures for the 2015 Lenten Retreat were titled "Spiritual Warfare: Our Daily Struggle Against Satan." ...
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Divine Mercy Chaplet with Pro-Life Meditations by Fr. Robert Altier

Sung by Vicki Kieppers and Darren Rust CPO has produced a brand new, original DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET in song, composed ...
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Christmas Novena

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure ...
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St. Michael the Archangel

A Short History of the Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel The Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel goes back ...
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Examination of Conscience

PLEASE NOTE: This Examination of Conscience by Fr. Robert Altier has a copyright. If you would like a copy of ...
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Examination of Conscience for Children

by Fr. Edward Filardi, Gaithersburg, Maryland I. I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before ...
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Examination of Conscience for Elementary School Children

Holy Family Catholic Church "He that has My Commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves Me." John 14:21 ...
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