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Fasting vs. Disciplines: Which One Is Which and How To Choose Your Fast Lent 2022

Lent is the liturgical season consisting of 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving leading up to the solemnity of Easter. “Unless you do penance, you shall likewise perish.” (Lk. 13:5) We imitate our Lord, Jesus Christ’s fasting in the desert by doing penance: fasting (reducing how much food we eat) and abstinence (giving up …

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Singing “Christ the Fair Glory” for Michaelmas (and Other Fabulous Ways to celebrate This Feast of the Archangels)

Michaelmas (pronounced ‘mickel-mas’ [as in the Mass that celebrates Saint Michael]) is celebrated every year on September 29th. If your ordinary time Catholic feasting has taken a bit of a downturn–this is the perfect feast to get yourself back in the celebrating swing of things again before Advent! The namesake for this feast is Saint …

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23 Brilliant (And Mostly Clean) Catholic Date Night Movies [On Netflix September 2021]

It’s date night and you’re searching for a movie. The scroll through Netflix feels endless (you’re pretty sure this is what purgatory is like) and you haven’t seen a single movie that y’all—a Catholic couple trying to enjoy your one movie date night a week—would both enjoy watching. You scroll past the politically charged movies …

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Our Lady of Sorrows: How to Observe this Powerful Catholic Devotion for September

“[34] And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; [35] And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.” “”For the fall”: Christ came for …

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You Don’t Need To Go To College (This Could Save You Thousands of dollars)

How Dare you Underestimate the Importance of a Classical Education? Okay, boomer (it’s a joke!) Let’s get a definition out there: Classical Education: a form of education based in the traditions of Western culture, with a particular focus on education as understood and taught in Classical antiquity and the Middle Ages. Thanks, Wikipedia. If you …

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When to Pray The Angelus: How, When, & who Should Pray This Powerful (yet Simple) Prayer

Praying the Angelus is an excellent devotion for those of us (like me) who need to focus on taking life one day at a time. “Give us this day our daily bread!” It helps me ask myself: ‘what is it, Lord, that you’re asking me to do today?’ The Angelus is one of my favorite …

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The BEST Examination of Conscience Every Catholic Should Be Using

I’ve suffered from scrupulosity for as long as I’ve known about the Sacrament of Penance and mortal sin. I’m not going to lie to you. There have been a couple times I’ve remembered an unconfessed sin riiiight before Father granted me absolution and snuck that sin in really fast.  But there have also been times …

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