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The 5 Spiritual Effects of the Sacrament of Confirmation

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The Sacrament of Confirmation is one of the three sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church (together with Baptism and Holy Communion). This special anointing done by the bishop or priest has the effect of increasing and deepening the grace of God given to us at our baptismal; while baptism removes from our souls from the stain of original sin, confirmation pours into our souls the power of the Holy Spirit – just like the Apostles received at Pentecost.

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1303) below are the five real spiritual effects that happen to Christians through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Continue reading


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How to Follow the Daily Mass Readings

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Did you know that if you follow along with the Mass readings every day of the week, you’ll have read through almost the entire Catholic bible every three years? One of the best ways to follow along with the Mass readings is to use a Daily Roman Missal. Following along with the daily Mass readings (even when you don’t go to daily Mass) is an excellent way for Catholics to commit to a Bible reading plan and grow in the knowledge of Sacred Scripture. Who couldn’t use more of this in their life? Continue reading


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New Book Release: Richard John Neuhaus—A Life in the Public Square (Author Interview)

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A brilliant biography of one of the intellectual mavericks of 20th century Catholicism – arguably the most influential man of faith in American life, from the 1960’s through to the 2000’s. Interview with author Randy Boyagoda on his new release, Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square. Continue reading


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New Catholic Book: Manual for Spiritual Warfare

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We’d have to have our heads in the sand to not notice that things are getting bad out there. If you’re a Christian reading the top trending stories from all over the world, it should make you want to fall down on your knees and pray.

When Christians and Christianity itself is being marginalized, persecuted, and attacked, it is a strong indication that the world needs Christ more than ever. Persecution has always been the Church’s call to arms–spiritual arms. Continue reading


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Q&A with Scott Hahn on his New Book: Joy to the World

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Catholic author Scott Hahn responds to a Q&A about his latest Catholic book out for the Christmas season, Joy to the World: How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (and still does). Continue reading


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Interview with Brian Burch & Emily Stimpson on their New Book, The American Catholic Almanac

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Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson answer questions about their new book entitled, The American Catholic Almanac, a collection of inspiring stories of famous Catholic figures, their influence on American history, culture and politics, and the contributions shaped by their Catholic faith. Continue reading


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Interview with Cardinal Wuerl on his New Book, The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics

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Cardinal Wuerl answers questions about his new book authored with Mike Aquilina entitled, The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics.
In The Feasts, Cardinal Wuerl and Aquilina explore the festivities in the calendar of Catholic holidays. From Christmas to Easter, the Feast of the Guardian Angels to the Pentecost, the authors reintroduce readers to the true beauty and meaning of each centuries-old celebration. Continue reading


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Q&A with Patrick Madrid on His New Book, “Why Be Catholic?”

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Popular Catholic author Patrick Madrid has a new book coming out this summer, and you don’t want to miss it! Madrid is a cradle Catholic and a leading popular apologist for the Catholic faith through his work with Catholic Answers, Envoy Magazine, EWTN, and Immaculate Heart Radio. He is known for being witty, engaging, knowledgeable, and charitable as he explains and defends the truth of the Catholic faith. Below is a Q&A shared by the publisher of his new book, Why Be Catholic, Ten Answers to a Very Important Question.

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“God’s Bucket List” Q & A with Teresa Tomeo

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In a life full of never ending lists of “must-dos”, we constantly need to check if we are abiding by “Thy will be done” or “MY will be done”. But, we are still faced with the question: How do we know if we are on the right track? At The Catholic Company we had the privilege of talking with Teresa Tomeo about her new book, “being still”, and how she continues to be an enthusiastic and committed Catholic. Continue reading


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Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Book & Craft Idea

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Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Blessing is a great children’s book out for the Christmas holiday season written by Amy Welborn. It’s a story about a boy, Alessandro, whose grandparents run a business that makes figurines for nativity scenes.

While spending time with his grandparents, Alessandro’s grandfather encourages him to craft his own baby Jesus figurine in order to bring it to St. Peter’s Square for the annual blessing by the Holy Father, called Bambinelli Sunday. Continue reading


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