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The Daniel Fast

While anxiety and confusion are usually the first signs of evil, the devil also likes to do two things in a special way. He likes to lie and create fear.  For Satan is a supreme liar, and will whisper into your ears discouragement, disparagement, false notion, umbrage, anger, false memory, exaggeration. He can also make […]

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Archbishop Indicates Medjugorje Will Be Approved This Year

Spirit Daily: A Catholic news website in Poland, Religia Deon.pl, interviewing the Pope’s envoy to Medjugorje, reports: “In Medjugorje, everything is going in the right direction,” says Archbishop Henryk Hoser, who examines as a delegate of the Holy See the pastoral situation in this extraordinary place, where 2.5 million pilgrims arrive each year. Abp Hoser positively evaluates […]

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Fatima Seers and the ‘Roaring Twenties’: What Does It Now Portend?

In private apparitions after the major ones, Fatima seer Jacinta Marto — said she was told a few things that should give modern society pause — rather urgently. For example: “The sins of the world are very great.” “The sins that lead more souls to hell are the sins of the flesh.” “Fashions that will […]

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The Importance of Silence

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 Incredible Hidden Suffering and Final Words of Famed Seer

When officials released Fatima seer Lucia dos Santos’ first memoir in 1976, great light was shed on the extraordinary and largely hidden lives of the two younger visionaries — Francisco and Jacinta Marto. Recall often we should how these two siblings, who were Lucia’s cousins and best friends, died very soon after the dramatic apparitions […]

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The Star is always there

Wear the robe of Heaven, not that of this world. Be in this world, but not of it. Be otherworldly though here on earth. Choose simplicity over what is royal. This is a lesson of an Infant in a manger against the great and growing temptation of our time. Try to see things more from […]

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Doctor had vision of netherworld

“Those who profit from the health of others will find their reward in the jewels of hell.” If that “word of knowledge” bears credence, there are some in the medical industry (pharmaceutical companies, insurance conglomerates, hospitals, surgeons, specialists) who may want to pay heed. For those who claim to have glimpsed sheol have been known […]

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Time for mercy, but deep mercy

It is a time for mercy, no question about that. It’s the “Year of Mercy,” so proclaimed by the Pope. Holy Doors of Mercy have been opened ceremoniously in dozens of important basilicas, shrines, and cathedrals around the world [here’s a list]. This Pope will be known as the “Pope of Mercy” — feeding and […]

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The Many Aspects Of Love

We all know the expression, from Scripture, that “love is patient, love is kind; love is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with […]

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Avoiding worldliness

Often, we hear the term “worldliness.” In the Bible, Jesus warns of this a number of times. So did His disciples. Take the reading from Tuesday (May 17, 2016), “Do you not know that to be a lover of the world means enmity with God? Therefore, whoever wants to be a lover of the world […]

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