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12 Keys to a Sacramental Marriage
Andrew and Terri Lyke

This couple advises husbands and wives: Allow God to shine through your marriage.

The Rite: The Story Behind the Film
By Matt Wielgos and John Feister

Curiosity about exorcism led a journalist to take a class in Rome, then write a book. Now it’s become a film starring Anthony Hopkins.





Changing How We Pray
A veteran liturgist explains what changes we will see in the Mass later this year. By Father Lawrence E. Mick

Stress: A Pathway to Prayer
Stressed? Forget the quick fixes. Turn to God. By Kathy Coffey

Dr. Miguel Díaz: U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See
Hunger, human rights and peace are only three issues that occupy the talents and energy of this Cuban-born, former theology professor. By Pat McCloskey, O.F.M.

Fiction: Juggling Act
Life takes practice. By Mary C. Perham


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Thomas the Apostle: Poor Thomas! He made one remark and has been branded as “Doubting Thomas” ever since. But if he doubted, he also believed. He made what is certainly the most explicit statement of faith in the New Testament: “My Lord and My God!” (see John 20:24-28) and, in so expressing his faith, gave Christians a prayer that will be said till the end of time. He also occasioned a compliment from Jesus to all later Christians: “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed” (John 20:29). 
<p>Thomas should be equally well known for his courage. Perhaps what he said was impetuous—since he ran, like the rest, at the showdown—but he can scarcely have been insincere when he expressed his willingness to die with Jesus. The occasion was when Jesus proposed to go to Bethany after Lazarus had died. Since Bethany was near Jerusalem, this meant walking into the very midst of his enemies and to almost certain death. Realizing this, Thomas said to the other apostles, “Let us also go to die with him” (John 11:16b).</p> American Catholic Blog Slow down as you make the Sign of the Cross. Intentionally purify your mind and your heart, and ask God to strengthen you to carry his love to the world.

The Gospel of John the Gospel of Relationship

 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Name Day
No e-card for their patron? Don't worry, a name day greeting fills the bill!

Vacation
Enter the holiday spirit by sending an e-card to schedule a summer cookout!

Blessed Junipero Serra
This Franciscan friar was instrumental in founding many of California’s mission churches.

Happy Birthday
May this birthday mark the beginning of new and exciting adventures!

Sts. Peter and Paul
Honored both separately and together, these apostles were probably martyred during the reign of the emperor Nero.


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