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Five Ways to Pray

“The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.” — Pope Benedict XVI You change into your comfortable jammies and settle yourself in the recliner. A text message lights up your phone: Your…

A prayer for conversions

Today the Universal Church celebrates the incredible conversion of Saul of Tarsus from a bitter persecutor of Christians to one of Christ’s most ardent apostles. This singular marvelous act, besides the Resurrection, provided the early…

20 Ways to Teach Children to Pray

The single most powerful thing Catholic parents can do for their children is teach them to pray. Depending on the child, this may be an easy or difficult task. By teaching your children to pray, you give them the opportunity for a close…

Five Prayers to Say on Thanksgiving

For appreciating others We thank you, Father, for the gift of Jesus your Son who came to our Earth and lived in a simple home. We have a greater appreciation of the value and dignity of the human family because he loved and was loved within…

The Healing Rosary

In the Evangelical church in which I was raised, we didn’t hate Catholics, but we thought they were wrong. One of the areas we were convinced they were in error was their “Mary worship.” As I followed the path to the Catholic Church, I came…