Category Archives: Catholic Education

What Do You Love Most About Being Catholic? Our Facebook Fans Respond

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Last week we shared a post on our Facebook page asking our fans what they love most about being Catholic. We received over 2,000 comments!
To put a spring in your Catholic step and to find out what your brothers and sisters in Christ appreciate about your shared faith, take a moment to read through a handful of them. Continue reading


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5 Tips for Staying Catholic in College

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There are plenty of opportunities for spiritual growth in college. But you have to take them, even search for them. They won’t always be dished out to you. College is a time to actively pursue Catholicism. Continue reading


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The Virgin Martyrs as Models of Purity

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In our society the virtue of purity seems “old fashioned” or “prudish” to many. There is very little today that is considered scandalous. Sadly, our culture has mainstreamed many things that would have been considered improper, impure and unacceptable in days gone by.

Bombarded with sexualized images and content for so long, people are now desensitized to impurity. Unfortunately, this includes our impressionable young girls and our maturing young women. They no longer recognize many inappropriate and obscene things as offensive.

The virtue of Purity consists of much more than sexuality, but as we strive to raise children and grandchildren whose values and convictions reflect the heart of God, representing sexual purity becomes more challenging every day. Especially against the backdrop of our disordered culture.

In a culture where impurity assaults us, the Church offers many models of virtue to us and to our young women. They stand in stark contrast to the feminine role models offered to us by the disordered world.

Here are the inspiring stories of four virgin martyrs who suffered death rather than compromise their purity: Continue reading


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Knights of Columbus Behind “Under God” in Pledge of Allegiance

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Did you know that the Knights of Columbus originated and sponsored the adding of “Under God” to the words of our Pledge of Allegiance?

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal society, named after Christopher Columbus and comprised of lay Catholic men dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education, and defending Catholicism in countries around the world. Continue reading


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Prayer for America by John Carroll, First U.S. Bishop

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Pope Pius VI named John Carroll the first bishop of the United States of America in 1789. His cousin, Charles Carroll, was one of America’s Founding Fathers and the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. Archbishop Carroll wrote the following prayer for our newly formed government on November 10, 1791, to be recited in parishes throughout his diocese. Continue reading


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Interview with Fr. Kauth: The Life & Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI

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Fr. Matthew Kauth, one of our Charlotte diocesan priests, sits down with Gretchen at The Catholic Company to discuss the life, legacy and pontificate of our beloved Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI. Continue reading


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Understanding the 7 Sacraments: The Big Picture

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For some, understanding the Sacramental life of the Church and what each of the Sacraments do for us can be kind of confusing. Why are there seven? What do they do?  According the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Sacraments, … Continue reading


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Top 5 RCIA Gifts: What Every New Catholic Should Have

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Easter is coming soon, and as you know one of the things that makes this feast day so special is all the catechumens and candidates who’ve gone through the RCIA process (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) will be received … Continue reading


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New Years Resolutions for the Year of Faith

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In October of 2012 the Holy Father initiated a special papal Year of Faith that runs through the end of November 2013. The vision of this move, in the words of the Holy Father, “We want this Year to arouse in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope.” By announcing the Year of Faith, the Pope is trying to combat the spiritual plagues of our time that he has repeatedly warned against, secularism, poor catechesis, and religious indifference, by encouraging Catholics to learn and live their faith in public. Continue reading


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Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day: Facts & Celebration Ideas

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The historical story surrounding this Marian apparition is truly fascinating. There are so many significant details regarding the time period and culture to which the image was revealed. In addition, there is a whole other fascinating story surrounding just the image itself and its highly unusual properties. All of this detail cannot possibly be covered in one blog post . . . but here is a sampling! I hope the information from this blog post will encourage you to have a special devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe and to celebrate her feast day in a special way each and every year. Continue reading


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