Monthly Archives: June 2012

Peter & Paul: Apostles, Saints, and Martyrs for the Christian Faith

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Divine Providence saw it fitting that the Church be built a foundation of the great Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, as well as the blood of the First Martyrs of the Church at Rome. It is likewise fitting that the two feast days of these martyred saints are celebrated consecutively on June 29th and June 30th. Continue reading

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FOCUS and Evangelization with Bible Studies

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At what age do you think Americans are the least religious? Age 22. Only 17 percent of age 22 Americans, according to data from over 30 years of the General Social Survey, attend a religious service at least once a week. Continue reading

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My Top 5 Baptism Tips

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Baptism is one of the most important sacraments which the Church offers as by it one is cleansed from sin and officially enters into the Church. Continue reading

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St. John the Baptist: The Preview of Jesus Christ

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Today is the feast day of John the Baptist. On this feast day of St. John the Baptist, we can remember how much like Jesus he truly was. Continue reading

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Saint Medals and Why We Wear Them

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One of the things that caught me off guard when I came to Belmont Abbey College was the number of people wearing saint medals. I personally had never worn a saint medal. Continue reading

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Catholic Books: More Than Meets the Eye

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I grew up with a terribly inaccurate stereotype about Catholic books. Growing up I always thought that a “Catholic book” was simply an apologetic book. I always thought they were books about why Catholics believe this or 20 commonly asked questions about the catholic faith. Continue reading

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The Mystery of the St. Joseph Home Selling Kit

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When I started working at the Catholic Company I instantly learned a great deal about the Catholic faith. Continue reading

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St. Anthony of Padua: Hammer of the Heretics

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Today is the feast day of one of the most popular and loved saints of the Catholic church, Saint Anthony of Padua. St. Anthony of Padua was the fastest canonized saint in Church history, taking place a mere 11 months after his death. In 1946 he was proclaimed a doctor of the Church. St. Anthony was a Franciscan friar who lived during the lifetime of the founder of the Franciscan order, St. Francis of Assisi. Continue reading

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Saint Barnabas: Facts and Fiction

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Today is the feast day of St. Barnabas. St. Barnabas is one of the early Christian missionaries to the gentiles. He was born of the tribe of Levi and converted to the faith shortly following Pentacost, according to tradition. Continue reading

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Lectio Divina and the Catholic Bible: A Match Made in Heaven

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Lectio divina is a practice which takes patience, a clear mind, time, and practice. Luckily, you don’t have to go about lectio divina all alone. Continue reading

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