Apr 15

St. Maximilian Kolbe on How to Have Heaven on Earth


by SAM GUZMAN Have you ever wondered what Heaven is like? I have. I mean, we talk about it all the time, but when we get down to it, we don’t know that much about it. We do know that we will behold God face to face there, and we also know that we will find …

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Apr 04

Is Heaven for Real?

‘Heaven is for Real’ dad discusses story, film Todd Burpo talks about how the upcoming movie remains faithful to his son’s incredible journey Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle OSV Newsweekly 4/2/2014 Greg Kinnear and Connor Corum star in “Heaven is for Real,” in theaters April 16. Sony Pictures photoAn ordinary small town family is forced to grapple with an extraordinary, …

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Mar 27

Love & Technology in Lent

 by SEAN FITZPATRICK The television and the tabernacle—it is uncanny how deft the forces of darkness are at leading man from the truth by imitating it. Both boxes, one black and one bright; both enthroned centrally in a place of congregation (although, in many churches, the one is becoming less and less central while, in many …

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Mar 20

Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends: Above all, love them


STEVE RAY Religious arguments and split families are as old as time. “I can’t believe you are thinking about being Catholic.  Have you lost your mind?  Why in the world would you leave biblical Christianity to follow a religion based on men’s tradition?  How in the world did you fall for a religion like that?” …

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Mar 13

When Stillness Is a Weakness – And Why That’s a Good Thing


By Sarah Christmyer King Hezekiah ruled the kingdom of Judah from Jerusalem at a time of political unrest. Nations all around him were falling to the mighty war machine of Sennacherib, king of Assyria, who was hell-bent on expanding his empire. He brought a powerful army to the gates of Jerusalem and delivered an ultimatum: …

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Mar 06

Ten Ways to Deepen Our Relationship with God


ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP. Here are a few steps — in no particular order — that can help us draw closer to God. Over the years I’ve heard from many good people who want a closer relationship with God.  But they’re stymied by what they perceive as God’s silence.  What they often mean, …

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