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6 Good Reasons to Abstain from Meat on Fridays, Even Beyond Lent(Comments Off on 6 Good Reasons to Abstain from Meat on Fridays, Even Beyond Lent)

April 25, 2017

Go on, be a “fish eater” on Fridays; it will help your whole week A Protestant friend who lived in Philadelphia once said, “You know why those Catholics eat fish on Friday? They’re all Italians, and the Italians have the fish market downtown. So they got the Italian pope to make that rule so they […]

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What is Divine Mercy?

4. It is important then that we accept the whole message that comes to us from the word of God on this Second Sunday of Easter, which from now on throughout the Church will be called “Divine Mercy Sunday.” In the various readings, the liturgy seems to indicate the path of mercy which, while re-establishing […]


When is Easter Sunday?

And why is Orthodox Easter on a different date than Catholic Easter? Easter Sunday, the greatest liturgical feast of the year, has been celebrated on various days throughout the Church’s 2,000 year history and the scheduling has provided more than its share of controversy. From the very beginning of the Church the feast of the […]


We are God’s Handiwork

Our Lord showed me a little thing, the size of a hazelnut, on the palm of my hand, round like a ball. I looked at it thoughtfully and wondered, “What is this?” And the answer came, “It is all that is made.” I marveled that it continued to exist and did not suddenly disintegrate; it […]


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