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Dedication of Saint John Lateran

November 9, 2016 by  
Filed under Church, Feast Days, Liz Estler

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Feast of the Dedication of Saint John Lateran   Today we celebrate the feast of the dedication of the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome. This anniversary has been observed on this date since the 12th century and is an important feast for the Church because Saint John Lateran is considered to be the mother church of all Christendom and is a sign of unity with, and devotion to, the Chair... Read More

Catholicism and Buddhism – Clearing Up the Confusion

February 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Buddhism & Zen, Can I Trust?, Dan Burke

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There is much confusion and misinformation in our time regarding the compatibility of Buddhism and Catholicism. Dr. Clark is both a faithful Catholic and a Chinese scholar (he reads Chinese fluently), his work is well researched, solid, trustworthy, and charitable. Joined with Carl Olson, an excellent theologian, there is no better combination of authors to shed light on this important topic. We are... Read More

The Wounds of a Savior

February 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Ariel McKinney, Prayer, Rosary, Suffering

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I was resting my head on the stiff airplane seat, exhausted from having woken up so early to get on my flight. As my New Year’s resolution, I had decided to initiate a strictly spiritual commitment, having felt the urge to jump-start my prayer life. I promised myself to recite the rosary once a day, in honor of my consecration to Mary, as well as to meditate on the mysteries of the rosary. I... Read More

Should I convert to Catholicism?

September 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Conversion, Fr. Bartunek

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Dear Father John, I am not Catholic. I consecrated myself to the Lord after reading St. Augustine’s Confessions. I was very involved with a protestant/charismatic church for many years and received much edification through those years among faithful followers. I have tried to attend Mass many times but the service is so very different that I have a hard time adjusting to the formal ceremony... Read More

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