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Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Hail Holy Queen, Hail Our Life, Our Sweetness and Our Hope! Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary   What a beautiful salutation to call upon Our Most Blessed Mother! One may be tempted to think that these words are an exaggerated expression of piety as they apply also to her Son, whose sacrifice on the Cross obtained our Redemption. However, God’s... Read More

Prayer

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St. Bernard and Coming to the Fullness of Love

(Memorial of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot and Doctor of the Church) St. Bernard built a way of life that flowed from Chapter 73 of the Rule of St. Benedict. In this final chapter, St. Benedict urges monks to learn the discipline of the... Read More

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The Kingdom of God is Within You

The other day I was feeling disgusted at the depravity of our culture. I am an idealist. I would like the world to be perfect, a place where everyone is striving to follow God. Or if I can’t have that, I’d settle for a world that... Read More

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How can I Hear God Speaking to me in Prayer?

Editor’s Note:  The following post comes from a new book by Fr. Bartunek: “Answers: Catholic Advice for Your Spiritual Questions”. The questions and answers in this new book are some of Father John’s best.  Click here to learn... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

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What to Do When the Well Runs Dry (Part II of II)

…a reader asks: Dear Father John, there was a time early in my prayer life that I experienced what I think is known as consolations. I have continued to grow... Read More

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What to do When the Well Runs Dry? (Part I of II)

Dear Father John, there was a time early in my prayer life that I experienced what I think is known as consolations. I have continued to grow in virtue and holiness... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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When Jesus was on Earth, did the Demons know Jesus was the Messiah?

Father Fortea, when Jesus was on earth, did the demons know He was the Messiah? As we have said, demons do not know everything. They do not even know all that happens... Read More

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When the Bible says Some Demons are in Hell, does it Mean they’re Not on Earth?

Father Fortea, when the Bible says that some demons are in hell, does this mean that they are not on earth tempting us?   This is probably the case. What also... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

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Are You Called to Be a Spiritual Director?

People around the world are starving to know the God who loves them and... Read More

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A Personal Relationship with Jesus

A Personal Relationship with Jesus Dear Friends, a recent article in Homiletics... Read More

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Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You – Part 5 of 5

The long awaited 5th part of “Women of Grace” series Spiritual... Read More

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How Can I Strengthen my Will and Grow in Holiness?

Editor’s Note:  The following post comes from a new book by Fr. Bartunek... Read More

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Book Club

Twelve-Step Program for Controlling Mothers

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The King of the Golden City (Week 4 of 5) “….Some of those books belong... Read More

Armed and Ready (Or Maybe Not)

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The King of the Golden City (Week 3 of 5) I must tell you that the equipment that... Read More

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