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Is the Occasion of Sin a Sin?

Fr. John Bartunek answers a reader’s question about whether or not the occasion of sin is actually a sin, and what actually determines that.

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The Effects of Holy Water

Holy water may shield us against the influence of the evil one and secure for us assistance in the grace of the Holy Spirit.

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Can You Pray for Me? 12 Points to Consider

What is the best way go about praying for someone, or some intention, which we’ve been asked to pray for? Dr. Joseph Hollcraft shares powerful advice on what we should keep in mind when interceding for others.

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Demon Attacks

Can a demon attack someone mentally and physically? Father John Bartunek answers a reader’s question and explains various ways demons can cause us harm… and God’s power over them.

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Why Communion on the Tongue? Part II of II

Why does the Church see communion on the tongue as the more suitable way of receiving the Eucharist? Find out when Christopher Carstens offers three reflections on Eucharistic Communion, in part two of this two-part series.

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Why Communion on the Tongue? Part I of II

Why might communion on the tongue be more reverential of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament than receiving in the hand? Find out as Christopher Carstens begins a two-part series exploring the theological significance of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue.

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Relationships or Activities?

How important are relationships or activities to our apostolate? Find out when Father John Bartunek answers a question on what the Christian mission should be focused on.

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A Declaration of Dependence

A powerful reflection for the Fourth of July, Dr. Peter Howard has focused away from self-independence to dependence on God, against “freedom from” to “freedom for”.

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Corpus Christi

How did the Solemnity of Corpus Christi get its start? What is the Sacrum Convivium? Find out as Liz Estler explains and reflects on this feast.

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Change Your Phrasing

How can changing the way you say things help your spiritual journey? Find out when Charlotte Ostermann explains how a subtle shift in perspective aligns us more closely with the freedom Christ won for us.

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