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Thoughts and Emotions Every Catholic Introvert Has When Attending a New Parish

Going to a new parish isn’t easy. You know all know what I mean. Whether you’re “church hopping” (trying to find the right parish community for you) or just visiting, we’ve all been the “new kid” at one point or another. Every parish has their own community dynamics; their own way of doing things. Stepping …

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If the 7 Capital Virtues Were Jane Austen Characters

There is no shortage of moral tales in Jane Austen’s six completed and published novels. After all, she was the daughter of an Anglican minister and lived an upright life. Although I’ve already written about the characters that best examples of the 7 deadly virtues, this time we’ll focus on which characters best exemplify their …

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Catholic Back to School Supplies That Aren’t on the School Lists

Besides the normal pencils, paper and backpacks that we normally send kids back to school with, there is a list of Catholic supplies kids should never go to school without. A morning prayer Every morning on the way to school, turn off the radio and say a quick prayer over your children. There is nothing …

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How the Greatness of John the Baptist Guides Us to the Greatest One

Catholics around the world celebrate the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist. Few saints played a greater role in salvation history. Known as the greatest prophet, he prepared the way for Jesus Christ. Normally, I tend to remember the ending before the beginning of a story. The author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow described it best, “Great …

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