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The Flip Side of the Joyful Mysteries

By Martin Pable, OFM Cap April 28, 2019

I find the joyful mysteries of the rosary to be, well, joyful. Their focus, of course, is on the wonderful, happy events in Jesus’ earthly life...

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Accepting the Invitation to Lent

By Richard Rohr, OFM January 25, 2019

As we enter Lent, we are reminded that we are “dust to dust” and “ashes to ashes.” After a year full of sorrows such as the separation of families..

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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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Saying Our Prayers

By Mary Ann Maynard May 24, 2018

Earlier in my life, I was wary of formulaic prayer—the Catholic prayers I’d grown up with. I’d listened to Protestant friends who condemned..

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Is Centering Prayer OK?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM April 24, 2018

What is the Catholic Church’s position on centering prayer? Is it New Age? Is it allowed for Catholics? Why or why not?

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7 Pathways to Awe

By Patricia M. Robertson March 24, 2018

What is more awesome than a star-filled night? Perhaps a sunrise over a lake or over the Grand Canyon? Or a baby, especially if that baby happens..

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What Does Detachment Mean?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM September 25, 2017

Several friends and I are doing the devotion “33 Days to Morning Glory.” St. Louis de Montfort suggests that we detach ourselves from all things...

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Does Prayer Change Things?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM June 22, 2017

I understand that if I pray for someone, that action affects me and how I deal with that person—and perhaps others. All our lives, Catholics are..

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Why Pray for Others?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM May 23, 2017

I understand that my prayers for someone will not cause God to move that person to the head of the line or guarantee a desired outcome. Then why..

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