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Saint Felix of Nola:
3rd Century Spiderman

Sometimes real life is just as amazing as fiction – especially when it comes to those who do the will of God. Saint Felix is one example of experiencing something that defines the supernatural.

Privacy: God Knows All
So Does the Internet

As Catholic Christians we acknowledge that God is omniscient. From childhood, we have been advised that nothing is completely private. He, who created us, sees all. Even the darkest secrets are eventually brought to light. With this admonition in mind, we seek to live lives geared toward an openness to Truth. A certain compulsion for privacy can lead to the...

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When is the Last Time?

The anger welled up inside like a white hot coal. Why were relationships so darned bumpy? Verbal responses pinged around in my brain like multiple metal balls in a pinball machine. What was said, what should be said, and would be said – all kept my mind buzzing as I negotiated the familiar road. My internal video evaporated as I...

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Facebook, MeWe, and the Call to Evangelize

There is a recent exodus from Facebook, due to building indignation regarding a loss of trust. Many members have either closed their accounts or are at least considering doing so. An alternative, promising “the best chat & group app with privacy you can trust”, finds many transitioning to MeWe – either exclusively or in addition to Facebook. The house of...

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Abortion and Class Discrimination

When we think of discrimination we often leap to an image of race. Yes, race discrimination is certainly an atrocity and we see it often – even in the choice of location for abortion facilities and the percentages of those affected. That abortion centers are primarily located in poorer, black neighborhoods has been documented. After all Margaret Sanger’s intent was...

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My Mother’s Illicit Marriage Strengthened My Faith

The Catechism of the Catholic Church upholds the biblical directive that parents are the first (and most important) teachers of their children. What we often fail to realize is that what we do can have much more effect on our children than what we say or how we instruct. Who has not seen one of their less than desirable actions or words...

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Marriage: God First, Spouse Second, Children Third

Marriage is a hot button topic these days. The definition of marriage is challenged all around us, and the nuclear family is attacked by the secularized world. As the Humanae Vitae 2018 Symposium, held at the University of America, recently confirmed the nuclear family is in danger. Yet, it is vitally important to the common good of society.  The prevalent use...

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Social Yet Private
Is It Time To MeWe?

Stories about the corruption of social media giant, Facebook, are coming in at an increasingly faster pace. Apparently, not only is our privacy at risk, but we are being manipulated and targeted. There are accusations surrounding the election cycle, mind games, and total betrayal – all in the name of socializing. It may well be time to take another path...