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During Great Lent, hearken to your Baptism

During Great Lent, hearken to your Baptism

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Here is spiritual food

Here is spiritual food

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Meditation for Great Lent: Why do we exist?

Meditation for Great Lent: Why do we exist?

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The Great Fast and the Golden Rule

The Great Fast and the Golden Rule

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During the Great Fast, less is more

During the Great Fast, less is more

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Let the Light in during Lent

Let the Light in during Lent

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Halloween shaming

Halloween shaming

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Fr. Tom: How to address the modern obsession

Fr. Tom: How to address the modern obsession

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What is a monastic retreat?

What is a monastic retreat?

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Is Allah the God of love or the god of Will?

Is Allah the God of love or the god of Will?

Islam teaches that all people are naturally born as members of Dar-al-Islam. For Islam, Allah is Will and can make evil good and good evil. Thus, Muslims can do Allah's Will by commiting evil. What is the West to respond to this clash of civilizations?

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Immoral practices of social-justice agenda

Immoral practices of social-justice agenda

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Sunday of the Paralytic: healing in the water of faith

Sunday of the Paralytic: healing in the water of faith

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A tale of faithful, courageous women

A tale of faithful, courageous women

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Father Tom: Can the Pope decide that something is no longer sinful?

Father Tom: Can the Pope decide that something is no longer sinful?

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Satan is directing the Islamic State, says exorcist

Satan is directing the Islamic State, says exorcist

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Was Monica Lewinsky's TED Talk a confession?

Was Monica Lewinsky's TED Talk a confession?

Spero News contributor Fr Tom Bartolomeo answers the question with the first in a series of videos. Father Tom with Spero News is open to readers' comments and questions.

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Thomas Sunday: Doubting Thomas or Believing Thomas?

Thomas Sunday: Doubting Thomas or Believing Thomas?

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The last will and testament of Jesus Christ

The last will and testament of Jesus Christ

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On Good Friday, we are vulnerable at last

On Good Friday, we are vulnerable at last

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Your personal invitation to the Sacrament of Confession and Penance

Your personal invitation to the Sacrament of Confession and Penance

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Lent is a time for healing

Lent is a time for healing

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Hello Father, it's been forty years

Hello Father, it's been forty years

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Navigating by the Cross

Navigating by the Cross

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Thought for the day: dark illumine

Thought for the day: dark illumine

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Diana Butler Bass and her experimental faith

Diana Butler Bass and her experimental faith

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Robin Williams and depression are no laughing matter

Robin Williams and depression are no laughing matter

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Obfuscation of the New Evangelization

Obfuscation of the New Evangelization

If the American bishops can get it so wrong about the Holy Eucharist, how can Catholics be assured that they aren't wrong about Obamacare? Has not government Newspeak seduced them?

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A chance encounter of the Spirit and earthly powers

A chance encounter of the Spirit and earthly powers

General Jorge Ubico was the prototypical Latin American dictator who sought power in the name of progress. A dark stranger flouted Ubico's designs and gave him warning.

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Are Catholics facing a New Capitulation rather than a New Evangelization?

Are Catholics facing a New Capitulation rather than a New Evangelization?

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Window to heaven or road to perdition? The icons of Robert Lenz and Bill McNichols

Window to heaven or road to perdition? The icons of Robert Lenz and Bill McNichols

Icons written by New Mexico iconographers raise disquieting questions.

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Finding the joy of Easter, throughout the Christian year

Finding the joy of Easter, throughout the Christian year

All too often, many Christians have a funereal approach to their faith during the year. A paschal perspective lends joy and hope. Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

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Reflection on Christmas: bringing Christ's sacrifice to the world

Reflection on Christmas: bringing Christ's sacrifice to the world

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Thought for the Day: fasting and ashes

Thought for the Day: fasting and ashes

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Christians flock to Marian shrine in Detroit MI

Christians flock to Marian shrine in Detroit MI

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Pope warns young people against 'culture of the provisional'

Pope warns young people against 'culture of the provisional'

Pope Francis urged seminarians and young religious to avoid materialism as they mature in their spiritual life. He reminded them of the joy of service, saying that a 'a sad nun is a bad nun,'"

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Sunday of the Holy Fathers: a cloud of witnesses

Sunday of the Holy Fathers: a cloud of witnesses

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'We still believe these things': Eastern Christian tradition and spirituality

'We still believe these things': Eastern Christian tradition and spirituality

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Week 2 of Lenten Film Fest: 'Diary of a Country Priest'

Week 2 of Lenten Film Fest: 'Diary of a Country Priest'

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Contemplating the Gospel: for all the saints who from their labors rest

Contemplating the Gospel: for all the saints who from their labors rest

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The spiritual crisis within the unemployment crisis

The spiritual crisis within the unemployment crisis

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Pope Benedict warns of growing 'spiritual desert'

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Contemplating the Gospel: What kind of God do you believe in?

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Into the Day: A Byzantine reckoning of time

Into the Day: A Byzantine reckoning of time

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Go back to basics, says Pope about 'New Evangelization'

In order to speak about God, we must speak to God, says Pope Benedict.

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The Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension

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Sunday of the Samaritan Woman: receive living water

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman: receive living water

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'My Peace I Give You' by Dawn Eden: book excerpt

'My Peace I Give You' by Dawn Eden: book excerpt

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My Peace I Give You: book review

My Peace I Give You: book review

'My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints', by Dawn Eden seeks to demonostrate the truth of what the Catholic Church teaches about sexual abuse.

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Don't forget God when preparing for disaster

Don't forget God when preparing for disaster

Besides your usual disaster preparedness, consider the following items for WTSHTF.

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Jesus wept and the Wild Geese fled: political and ecclesiastical corruption in Ireland

Jesus wept and the Wild Geese fled: political and ecclesiastical corruption in Ireland

Cover-up and secrecy are woven into Irish culture. Without the media, flawed as they are, the corruption in Church and polity would not have been uncovered. Whither the days of honor and patriotism?

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What to do when bad things happen to good people

What to do when bad things happen to good people

There still time left in Lent to consecrate yourself to the Cross in reparation for sin.

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Lent in a City on a Hill

Lent in a City on a Hill

Lent, like the priesthood, is about sacrifice.

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Hannah's Child: book review

Hannah's Child: book review

How can we begin to understand our baptismal mandate to renounce evil?

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Pope Benedict's Lenten message

Lent is a time to reflect on the very heart of Christian faith: charity.

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Thought for the Day: Which way to God?

Thought for the Day: Which way to God?

The difficult task of listening, of attending to God, and waiting are difficult but essential. God has to find us, not the other way around.

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Challenge and Spirituality of Catholic Social Teachings

Challenge and Spirituality of Catholic Social Teachings

Part 4 in a Series on JustFaith.

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Contemplating the Gospel: The Good Shepherd

Contemplating the Gospel: The Good Shepherd

Let not even one be lost.

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Saint of the Day: Leonard of Porto Maurizio

Saint of the Day: Leonard of Porto Maurizio

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Preparing for Christmas: St Philip's Fast

Preparing for Christmas: St Philip's Fast

The Phillipian Fast has an ancient heritage in the Church, dating back to at least 380 and the Council of Saragossa.

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Saint of the Day: St John Chrysostom

Saint of the Day: St John Chrysostom

Preacher, theologian, and liturgist John Chrysostom wrote that pride is a terrible rock where wild beasts lurk.

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Contemplating the Gospel: Losing your life

Contemplating the Gospel: Losing your life

"Where the body is, there too will the vultures gather."

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The Way: Martin Sheen's pilgrimage to the Shrine of Self-Esteem

The Way: Martin Sheen's pilgrimage to the Shrine of Self-Esteem

A movie review of The Way, filmed in Spain along the ancient Road to the Shrine of Santiago de Compostela.

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