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In Defense of the Roman Catholic Mass
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In Defense of the Roman Catholic Mass

(Originally published on Helium April 18, 2013) There are many criticisms on the internet of the Roman Catholic Mass by both Catholics and non-Catholics alike. This article defends the Mass. The two major criticisms of the Mass by Catholics (also called Eucharist by Catholics) are: 1) that it’s boring and 2) that it is no...

St Teresa of Avila. The Early Years
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St Teresa of Avila. The Early Years

Dona Teresa de Ahumada y Cepeda (1515-1582), better known as St Teresa of Avila, is one of the giants of the Catholic Church. Her descriptions of her relationship to “His Majesty,” as she called Jesus, are so deep and intense, that only those who have achieved great spiritual growth understand them. It was Teresa and...

Marian Apparitions: Garabandal, Spain
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Marian Apparitions: Garabandal, Spain

I have had this book in my library and finally decided to read it this week. (Our Lady Comes to Garabandal by Joseph A Pelletier, AA, 1st printing, 1971, 4th printing 1979) Propitious? Timely? It suggests a knowledge of the behavior of priests and prelates that have come to light recently through the Vigano letter...

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Using Imagination in Prayer

Many of us, when we think about praying or prayer, generally mean “talking to God.” Whether the prayer is a memorized prayer such as the Our Father, a spontaneous “Thank you God” whisper, reading prayers out of a prayer book, or asking for something, prayer seems to be vocal. We are talking to God. We […]

Using Imagination in Prayer
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Using Imagination in Prayer

Many of us, when we think about praying or prayer, generally mean “talking to God.” Whether the prayer is a memorized prayer such as the Our Father, a spontaneous “Thank you God” whisper, reading prayers out of a prayer book, or asking for something, prayer is frequently vocal. We are talking to God. We either...