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Margaret Ward, Martyr of England

Today in England,  Catholics are free to practice their faith. But after the Reformation, this was not the case. Saint Margaret Ward is one of the heroic women saints who helped to sustain the Catholic Faith in England.  As a  martyr, she is honored by all who share the Faith for which they suffered. Saint Margaret Ward is a London …

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Behind the Counter #2 – What is Spiritual Direction?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/behindthecounter/BEHIND_THE_COUNTER_BURKE_8.21.12_5751.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Spiritual direction is something that many saints have written about but it seems to have vanished over the last sixty years or so. In fact, I doubt most Catholics have any clue what spiritual direction is or they think that it's like “psychotherapy for Catholics” where you lie …

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The Queenship of Mary

O God, who made the Mother of your Son to be our Mother and our Queen,graciously grant that, sustained by her intercession, we may attain in the heavenly Kingdom the glory promised to your children. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever Pius XII established this feast …

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Behind the Counter First Radio Show

http://traffic.libsyn.com/behindthecounter/BEHIND_THE_COUNTER_HARTLINE_8.19.12_5717.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWell the first Aquinas and More Behind the Counter radio show is in the proverbial “can”. I  interviewed Dave Hartline, author of The Catholic Tide Continues to Turn. Listen to Behind the Counter Episode 1 and feel free to leave your comments! You can also call our comment line …

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New 2012 Liguori Titles

Liguori Publications is the publishing division of the Denver Province Redemptorists. Some of their best-known titles include the Essential Handbook series and Advent and Christmas Wisdom from… This year they are publishing a bunch of great titles. A Worrier's Guide to the Bible (Sep 2012) Gary Zimak is one of those brave souls trying to make his living as a self-employed …

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Novena Before the Glorious Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

The Assumption Novena has two versions; both are efficacious. The Solemnity of the Assumption of the  Blessed Virgin Mary is August 15, and is a Holy Day of Obligation You can begin the Novena today, and pray these prayers daily for nine days ‘See the beauty of the daughter of Jerusalem, who ascended to heaven like the rising sun at …

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The Magnificent Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord became widespread in the West in the eleventh century and was introduced into the Roman calendar in 1457 to commemorate Christendom's victory over Islam in Belgrade in 1456. In the battle, Muslim Turks were routed and the Islamic advance into Europe was halted; thus Pope Callixtus III elevated the Transfiguration to a …

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St. Peter Julian Eymard, Founder of the Society of the Blessed Sacrament

Founder of the Society of the Blessed Sacrament, and of the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, born at La Mure d'Isère, Diocese of Grenoble, France, February 4, 1811. From early childhood he gave evidence of great holiness and most tender devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. In 1829, he entered the novitiate of the Oblates of Mary, but illness compelled him …

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The Dormition Fast and the Eastern Catholic Churches: It Starts Today!

Did you know that Catholics of the non-Latin Rites, as well as the Orthodox Church, fast for two weeks prior to the Feast of the Assumption? It's called the Dormition Fast, it's similar to Great Lent, and it begins today!              Why is there a Fast? What are the Rules? The Eastern churches (both Catholic …

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