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The Bible and Social Media

What does the Bible say about our use of social media? 
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What Will the October 2023 Synod Discuss?

Pope Francis has called for a synod to be held in Rome, starting in October 2023 with another session in October 2024.
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Is God Listening to My Prayers?

Although I keep praying, little happens. What else can I do?
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Does God Change?

God can appear harsh in the Old Testament, compared to the just and merciful God of today. How is this possible?
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What Does the Common Good Mean?

We are living in confusing times, especially with abortion, political lies, gun violence, attacks against the Church, and so on. What is the Catholic Church’s teaching on the common good?
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A Lector’s Challenge

I have been a lector for many years. Although I had some training as an actor, I have tried not to be too emotive when I proclaim the readings. Until recently, pastors and people in the parish have given very ...
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The Oldest Marian Shrine

What is the oldest Marian shrine in the United States?   The Shrine of Our Lady de la Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine, Florida, was built in 1615. The devotion to Mary as the nursing mother of ...
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