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The Importance of Silence(0)

June 9, 2017

Did you know that Microsoft has built a chamber at its hardware lab that’s just about perfectly silent — billed as the quietest room on the planet? It’s for testing the sounds made by its tablets, with no interference whatsoever from even the slightest external noise, lined thickly with sound-absorbent tiles and separated from the […]

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The Kingdom Within

The kingdom of God, in the words of our Lord and Savior, does not come for all to see; nor shall they say: Behold, here it is, or behold, there it is; but the kingdom of God is within us, for the word of God is very near, in our mouth and in our heart. […]


6 Good Reasons to Abstain from Meat on Fridays, Even Beyond Lent

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 […]


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 […]


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