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On Jesus’ Merciful Call of St. Matthew, a Great Sinner

On this Feast Day of St. Matthew, we must acknowledge a great mercy in Jesus’ call. As a tax collector, Matthew was considered a great sinner. In fact, the term “tax collector” was a biblical euphemism for great sinner. Yet despite this, Jesus called him to be an Apostle. In our times, many set mercy

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Humility and High Ideals

A powerful letter written by St. Elizabeth of the Trinity before her death explores humility and magnanimity–two words which may seem contradictory but need each other, Claire Dwyer explains.

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A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare

Demons wage war against families because families are vital to God’s plan of salvation. This stark reality requires that your family members become well-trained spiritual warriors who actively secure your home and fight to keep it off-limits to demonic activity.

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The Seven Sorrows of Mary

On this memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book, “Divine Intimacy”.

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Perseverance and Confidence

What is more damaging to holiness: falling or failing to rise up and try again? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy.”

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What is Hedonism? More Than You Think.

Monsignor Pope explains that most people today link hedonism with sexual excess and perhaps drinking. But Hedonism is a far wider notion and it is why St. Paul said: We preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles (1 For 1:23).

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Courage

Does having courage, or fortitude, keep us from fearing sacrifice, danger or even death? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy.”

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