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Holy Week Timeline: Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday

Holy Week Timeline

While Holy Week marks the final week of Jesus' earthly life, it is also the end of the Catholic Liturgical season of Lent on Holy Thursday and the 40 day Lenten fast on Holy Saturday. The week begins with Palm Sunday. The exact timeline is debatable but here is a possible timeline of Jesus' final week: Palm Sunday On the …

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9 of the Most Well Known Catholic Religious Orders

9 Religious Orders

If you are like me, you can never remember the names of the religious orders that run your school, parish or other institution let alone who founded them, their mottos, coat of arms or characteristics of their spirituality. Well, here is a quick refresher for 9 of the most well known religious orders of the Catholic Church; Franciscans, Carthusians, Jesuits, …

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Super Girls and Halos Book Review and Blog Tour Stop #4

I’m so excited! I finally made the time to read a book cover to cover! That is a HUGE accomplishment in my chaotic world of little people.  How fun it was to read Mrs. Johnson’s book Super Girls and Halos.  The author takes us into a world of heroines and saints in an exquisite comparison like no other. I couldn’t …

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All Saints Fantasy Baseball Team

Like a lot of you, I have been enjoying the World Series this year, which is arguably one of the most entertaining Series in the recent past. In 6 games we have already seen 62 points, 23 home runs, 2 extra innings games and 5 out of 6 were close, within just 1 or 2 points. It is without question …

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Congratulations to Our Catholic Door Scholarship Winners!

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Thank you to all of the wonderful participants of the Catholic Door Scholarship. We have read through some amazing essays and have seen a tremendous amount of sharing. It was hard to pick a winner from the group of finalists but we have finally done it. Without further ado, the winners of the 2017 Catholic Door Scholarship are; Grand Prize – …

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Catholic Door Scholarship Finalists Announced!

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Why do you love being Catholic? Back in March, we introduced our first Catholic Door Scholarship essay contest for college students with this question. The criteria were simple: Practicing Catholic? Current or entering college student? If so, tell us why you love our faith in 400-600 words, and you'll be entered to win up to $750 to offset the cost …

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Why I Love Being Catholic – Xuan Truong

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

I love being Catholic because I believe Catholicism is the sole faith founded by God. The founders of all other religions are mere mortals and flawed. Through the Catholic Church, I am unified with God in the most intimate way and able to call all baptized members family. Additionally, I gain access to all the means of salvation, notably the …

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Why I Love Being Catholic – Christian Dresen

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Perhaps the greatest witness to my love of Catholicism is that I cannot explain it without invoking the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, a Catholic saint. A scholar and author of the Summa Theologica, St. Thomas's writings are held in high regard for their detailed explanations of spirituality, society, and the soul of man himself. It is these writings, as well as …

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Why I Love Being Catholic – Summer McKenna

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

To be completely honest (as a good Catholic should), I haven't always loved being Catholic. In fact, for the first decade and a half of my life, I dreaded being a Catholic because of all that it entailed: the weekly hour-long masses, the dumb CCD classes, the strict commandments, the modest outfits and the rosaries that apparently didn't double as …

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Why I Love Being Catholic – Victor Phi Nguyen

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

“Who am I, and what is my purpose?” This simple yet real question is something that every single man will ask himself in his lifetime. It is “the question” that strikes him to the core of his being and is capable of paralyzing him if he has failed to build his life on solid foundations. My identification with the Church …

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