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To understand Pope Francis, you have to understand the Jesuits(0)

July 31, 2017

Rome, Italy, Jun 25, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests and seminarians. He often expresses his desire for greater formation in discernment – a concept that may seem obscure without an understanding its importance to the Pope’s Jesuit formation. “When […]

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Three things you might not know about sacramentals

Wait. What’s a sacramental? I have always been drawn to sacramentals. I keep on hand holy water, medals, and many Lents’ worth of palm branches, not to mention a drawer full of miscellaneous holy cards and third-class relics (some of which are blessed, though I’ve mostly forgotten which ones). I often think to myself that […]


A Devotional: Praying for Our Enemies

Praying for Your Enemies Attending Daily Mass recently, I listened to the Gospel and heard a homily about forgiving and loving our enemies. I have heard many homilies on the subject but his time the words I heard inspired me to think harder and pray more on the topic. The topic of understanding what it […]


25 Helpful tips for overcoming anxiety

Overcoming fears and phobias is not a simple process, but these suggestions can help! Many of us struggle daily with fears and phobias. Some fears are simply inconvenient, like the fear of flying or spiders. But others are debilitating, such as social anxiety disorder, which can make any conversation with a stranger feel like torture. […]


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