Laura Hensley

Laura Hensley is a freelance writer, web developer, and runs the blog, www.catholicupgrade.net.  She is a lifelong Catholic who teaches 5th grade religious education, and loves studying the Bible.  She has been married over 22 years and has 4 children with her husband.

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If there was a show called “Vatican’s Got Talent!” here’s what it would look like

With the hit talent show “*America’s Got Talent” franchise created by Simon Cowell going strong, we at epicPew would like to propose a new show for the franchise, Vatican’s got GOD Talent! So, let’s set the scene…the audience is quietly talking, when the lights begin to dim. The stage is lit with each of the judges …

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1,000 Torch Bearers Carried the Virgin Mary in Nagasaki. Here’s Why

NAGASAKI — August 9th marked the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, and to mark the horrific event,  about 1,000 torch-bearers did a unique and unexpected thing: they honored Mary by carrying her from the Urakami Cathedral to Nagasaki Peace Park. But this is no ordinary statue of Mary, she was all that was …

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10 Ways to Pray Unceasingly and Still Get All of Your Work Done

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) How does one remember to pray “unceasingly” as we are commanded to do? Unless we are a hermit or cloistered nun, it seams next to impossible! It’s actually different that you might …

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