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Forty Reasons I Am A Catholic

…point.” Which takes me back to  my  main point: “Why are you a Catholic?” is a good question. A good question deserves a good answer. Here are forty of mine. Forty Reasons I Am A Catholic A fast-paced, fascinating read Full of truth (and surprises) Another Kreeft classic

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The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages

…we live out our earthly days.   About the Author: Dr. Scott Hahn  is the bestselling author of over forty titles, including  The Lamb’s Supper  and  Reasons to Believe . Professor Hahn holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization…

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Search and Rescue: How to Bring Family & Friends Back To The Catholic Church & Forty Reasons I Am A Catholic (2 Bk Set)

…Paperback Forty Reasons I am A Catholic ISBN: 9781622826148 Author: Peter Kreeft Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Search and Rescue: How to Bring Your Family and Friends Back Into The Catholic Church  One of the most important "search and rescue" missions of our lives Forty Reasons I Am A Catholic…

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Forty Anti-Catholic Lies & Why We're Catholic (2 Book Set)

…brings us joy. Dimensions & Specifications Forty Anti-Catholic Lies-A Myth Busting Apologist Sets the Record Straight ISBN: 9781622825240 Author: Gerard Verschuuren Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Why We're Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, and Love  ISBN: 9781683570240…

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The Creed & Understanding "Our Father" (2 Book Set)

…given to us by Christ Himself.   About the Author: Dr. Scott Hahn  is the bestselling author of over forty titles, including  The Lamb’s Supper  and  Reasons to Believe . Professor Hahn holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization…

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The Quotable Newman: A Definitive Guide to His Central Thoughts and Ideas

…scores of books, and published countless articles explaining our Catholic faith, with particular attention to the relationship between faith and reason. So prodigious was Cardinal Newman’s output that only a few souls have read all he wrote. Yet so keen was his intellect—and so profound…

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Why Do Christians Fast? Three Reasons Explained by St. Thomas Aquinas

…his earthly ministry. Why is fasting so important in the life of a Christian? [adbutler zone_id="207190"] Three Reasons Why We Fast According to St. Thomas Aquinas Below are three reasons as described by St. Thomas Aquinas from his Summa Theologica. These points are great to keep in mind for Lent,…

Why Do We Do Penance for Lent? The Two Big Reasons

…away from us the love of Jesus Christ and eternal life and to lose himself in hell with everyone else." - St. Francis of Assisi THE TWO PRIMARY REASONS WE DO A LENTEN PENANCE 1) To make reparation for our sins: We need to grow in our understanding of the depth and seriousness of our sin that nailed…

Pope Francis Challenges You: "Go to Confession"

…of making his own confession (see photo above). He urged his flock to, "Go to confession,” along with giving good reasons why we should do so. Pope Francis gives us two reasons for why we need to receive this Sacrament instituted by Our Lord (even when Lent is over!): "First, the fact that the…

Lent 2011: What Are You Giving Up?

…catechumens. It was not until the 4th century that Lent increased to the current length of 40 days, lasting from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. These forty days are representative of the time Jesus spent fasting and avoiding temptation in the desert. Being a season of penance, Lent encourages us to…

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The mainstream media will get around to ...

…mainstream media will get around to covering abortion this month as the nation marks 40 years of legalized abortion for any reason throughout pregnancy via Roe v Wade. Time magazine has released its issue, which comes to a shocking conclusion...…

Why Latino Catholics Celebrate 3 Life Events in Ways that Other Cultures Normally Don't

…passing from this life to the next. 1. THE PRESENTATION OF A CHILD The Presentation of a Child is a thanksgiving ritual for a child who is forty days old or three years old.  Although this celebration is followed as part of a tradition in various Hispanic countries, the event has a historical…

Fasting: The Benefits For Body, Mind, And Soul

…shown to significantly improve insulin sensitivity. "This finding is the missing piece in the weight-loss puzzle" (Fung P. 240). There are other reasons to fast for well-being, beyond weight loss.  Some of the benefits of intermittent fasting include increased adrenalin, increased growth hormone…

The Lenten Program: How To Prepare For Your Most Fruitful Lent Yet!

…to sacrifice in haste on the morning of Ash Wednesday, or perhaps even on the first Sunday of Lent. This is fine in itself. BUT if we want the forty days of Lent to be a time of intentional growth and penance, then we should also be intentional and reflective about deciding which sacrifices will…

Not Having a Good Lent So Far? Try This.

…that we should be doing things differently than we normally would. Is this list helpful? What else would you recommend? Read next: Why Do We Do Penance for Lent? The Two Big Reasons This article as been updated and was originally published in March 2013. © The Catholic Company. All rights reserved. 

The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth: God's Joyful Celebration of Motherhood

…hill country, to a city of Judah and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth” (Luke 1:39-40). Why did she hurry? I imagine one of the reasons is that she was brimming over with so much excitement about what just happened to her that she just had to share it with someone she trusted (the…

The Story of St. Ursula the Warrior Princess and her 11,000 Companions

…in modern times. Those incredulous about such an enormous number of people killed, with such uncertain historical record to vouch for its truth, reasoned that the number of her companions must have been a medieval "typo"; perhaps there were a few too many zeros mistakenly added to the end of that…

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St. Valentine and the Age of Courtly Love

…for their faith, and died a martyr. One account has it that the emperor banned all marriages and engagements in Rome, believing this was the reason Roman men were unwilling to serve in the army. Valentine defied this unjust decree and continued to perform marriages for lovers in secret. He…

Mental Illness: Five Patron Saints to Invoke

…Many who suffer mental or emotional disorders feel unable to connect with the world and the people they come in contact with.  For this reason, Saint Benedict Joseph Labre is a perfect saint for those who suffer from "illnesses of the human mind." His story: Read EWTN's in-depth biography. (It's…

Christmastide: The Celebration Has Just Begun!

…only just commenced. We are about to rejoice in an octave (and more!) of the radiant splendor of the birth of Christ, the Messiah. There is a reason why Christmas is called a season. It does not last for a single day. After Easter, it is the most important liturgical feast in the Church calendar.…

Was Jesus Really Born in Bethlehem on December 25th?

…25th because that was the date the early Christian tradition held that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem. A tradition that can reasonably be assumed to have begun with the Blessed Mother herself, and taught to the twelve apostles. [caption id="attachment_28787" align="aligncenter"…

The Pope of the Rosary: Pope St. Pius V

…being a great promoter of the Holy Rosary, so much so that he is called "The Pope of the Rosary." Pope St. Pius V was given this title for two reasons:  for penning an important papal document on the rosary and for establishing the feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, two important steps in…

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The Incredible Historical & Biblical Symbolism of the Jasper Christmas Rosary

…providence ended up saving them and the entire land from a devastating famine. This account connects to the Christmas rosary for a couple of reasons. At Christmas, Jesus, the new High Priest, is born. He, like Joseph, is His Father’s beloved Son. He too will suffer at the hands of His own people,…

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99 Questions to Complete Your Examination of Conscience

…I commit impure acts by myself (masturbation)? 57. Do I engage in homosexual acts? 58. Have I refused my spouse the marriage right without good reason? 59. Am I dating someone who is civilly divorced but still bound by a valid marriage? 60. Did I marry or advise anyone to marry outside the Catholic…