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Crucifix or Cross? Why the Difference Matters

The use of the crucifix or cross is one of the most easily noticed differences between Catholics and Protestants. We Catholics prefer to see the corpus, a representation of the crucified Lord, on our crosses. This reminds us of many aspects of our faith. Among these is the painful realization of what He did for us and our invitation to...

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Cancer While Pregnant: Both Can Live

When a pregnant woman receives a cancer diagnosis, there is much to consider. Yet a little known fact is that cancer does not necessarily mean choosing between the life of the baby or mother. Contrary to popular thought both can safely live. This aspect of oncological medicine is actually not news at all. Decades of successful, safe treatment of mothers...

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Petulant Children of God Seeking Patience

“The virtue of patience is the one which most assures us of perfection.” -St. Francis de Sales Patience, where have you gone? I’m trying so hard to find you as this dear little one settles down for a nap, but his incessant whimpering for ‘mama’ is difficult to ignore. All of my tried and true tactics go unanswered. Enduring silence,...

The Painful Punishment of Silence

Silence, they say is golden, yet under some circumstances silence can also be a form of bullying. While the basic needs of mankind include sustenance and shelter God has also endowed us with an intrinsic need for love. That love often relies on communication. We live our lives yearning being heard and understood. The Quiet Bullying of Silence There is...

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Wearing a Veil: Don’t Judge the Motive

Assigning a motive for religious practices sometimes leads to unfortunate misconception and false judgement. This unfortunate error often affects women who practice the devotion of wearing a veil while in the Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. With a bit of tolerance and thought, these negative assumptions can easily be dispelled. Hopefully the examples below, followed by the actual...

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Sometimes Sharing An Ordeal Blesses Other Victims

  Sharing a heart-wrenching ordeal can become a matter of rejoicing when it gives witness to victory over evil. Not just survival, but a of a flourishing outcome makes a profound statement . By looking closely at every obstacle, struggle, and eventual victory in their lives, people have the ability to discover hope. Such examinations of the past can be...