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Studies Show the Ten Commandments are Good for You


Studies Show the Ten Commandments are Good for You The Ten Commandments are not good because God gave them to us; he gave them to us because they are good. You don’t have to believe God or even believe in God to realize that the rules for everlasting life are also good rules for just plain living. (Click on the underlined links to read just some of the research I found to back up the Ten Commandments.) I.... Read More

Enhance Your Spiritual Direction with the Saints


Enhance Your Spiritual Direction with the Saints   Spiritual direction is a tool that helps shape us into the saints God created us to be. It is natural that while striving to become saints, we would look to the saints themselves to guide us. Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, who will soon be canonized by Pope Francis, is an example of one who sought holiness through the example of those who had... Read More

Contemplating Jesus through Mary of Nazareth


Contemplating Jesus Through Mary of Nazareth   Oh to be a mother—so many reasons to both worry and rejoice from pregnancy onward. But to be the Mother of the Savior…who can imagine it? Every mother contemplating the Christmas story surely must consider what it would have been like to have an angel announce our pregnancy or ride on a donkey with no place to rest during labor except a manger. But... Read More

Why Porn and Marriage Don’t Mix

February 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Lust, Patti Maguire Armstrong, Sin


Why Porn and Marriage Don’t Mix Even the non-religious world is coming to understand that pornography is not good for anyone. In the [TED] talk The Great Porn Experiment, Gary Wilson presents studies and images of the brain to clearly show how damaging it is. In spite of these revelations, it’s being promoted in unexpected circles as a good thing for couples in a committed relationship. For instance,... Read More

Using the Catholic Faith as Part of Recovery


Using the Catholic Faith As Part of Recovery Being Catholic is a walk with resolutions. Every confession and examination of conscious ends with the resolve to do better. Although real changes don’t come easy, we rely on God’s mercy and begin again after each fall. But add in an addiction and failing becomes habitual and can cause a person feel like he is beyond God’s mercy. Research reveals... Read More

Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching


Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching Defending Catholic social teaching against the cultural current can make one feel like a hamster on a wheel–spinning in circles and getting nowhere fast. Truth and logic are rejected up against arguments that spring from a faulty foundation. Just as altering a sail does nothing to fix a sinking ship, and redecorating a house can’t improve a rotting infrastructure,... Read More

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen on Politics


Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen on Politics Editor’s Note: Today, one day before the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, Patti Maguire Armstrong reminds us of the words of wisdom Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen published in the 1940s and how they still ring true today. … Sheen: A Lesson on Politics Regarding religion and politics, I was…taken aback while... Read More

My Message from Heaven to Stay Awake and Pray the Rosary


Editor’s Note: October is the month dedicated to the rosary. This month we are pleased to offer you two posts which may give you a better appreciation for the rosary. Today, read how Patti Maguire Armstrong came to be instructed on how important it is to pray the rosary. My Message from Heaven to Stay Awake and Pray the Rosary   I learned to pray the rosary in 1989 while in my early thirties.... Read More

Is it a Sin to Put Yourself Down?


Is it a Sin to Put Yourself Down? “Oh, I’m so inept!  I can’t do anything right!” There are endless variations of the self-deprecating rants. They are dressed up like humility but smack of pride. The person announcing his failings probably does not boast and is instead seeking a humble path, but he unwittingly travels by way of pride.  Whether boasting or bemoaning one’s own characteristics,... Read More

Guard Your Mouth to a Happier Marriage


Guard Your Mouth to a Happier Marriage When we say I do we should also say, I won’t–I won’t use my words to hurt my spouse. Infidelity, addictions, and other major destructive behaviors can inflict mortal wounds on a marriage. But perhaps the greatest sources of damage on relationships are the seemingly less harmful ones, particularly the cuts to the heart made through unkind speech. Sharp words... Read More

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