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Good People Who Died before Jesus

By Pat McCloskey, OFM January 25, 2019

I was taught that prior to Christ’s dying and rising, people (in the Old Testament) could not enter heaven and see God. What about Abraham, Moses,..

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Walking with Christ

By Fr. Gary Caster December 26, 2018

Some months before I was ordained, my bishop told me he planned to send me to teach at one of our Catholic high schools. The idea terrified me. I..

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Jesus and Slavery

By Pat McCloskey, OFM September 23, 2018

I have been a Catholic from birth but often have questions about some of the issues we are facing today, such as the evils associated with..

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Jesus, the Prophet

By Father Roger Karban July 24, 2018

The late author Father Ed Hays often reminded us, “Jesus’ first followers imitated him long before they worshipped him.” Why have many of us..

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Repairing Christianity’s Most Sacred Shrine

By Greg Friedman, OFM March 24, 2018

It is the holiest Christian shrine. But, until March 2017, it was in danger of imminent collapse.  

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Lessons from Jesus’ Agony in the Garden

By Martin Pable, OFM Cap February 24, 2018

Lately, as I’ve been praying the rosary, I’ve been reflecting specifically on Jesus’ agony in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before he died...

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Jesus’ Crown of Thorns

By Pat McCloskey, OFM September 25, 2017

I understand that parts of Jesus’ crown of thorns are in Jerusalem, Paris, and Rome. Who found them? Are these really from Jesus’ crown? Is there..

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The Martha and Mary Balance

By Mark P. Shea July 24, 2017

Lots of ordinary Catholics feel guilty stepping out of the rat race to pray. They often feel as though seeking the peace and guidance of God in..

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