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Parousia News – July 2022

Parousia News – July 2022

Get ready to be Refreshed and Renewed!   Above: Hundreds are expected to take part in the Refreshed & Renewed Retreat We are getting excited for the upcoming 'Refreshed and Renewed Online Retreat' at the end of this month. Lots of work has gone into this...

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Jesus in His Homeland

Jesus in His Homeland

This article first appeared at: harvestjourneys.com.Before the sun rises, there is a solemn silence that permeates the Old City. The chaotic crowds that bustle through the streets of Jerusalem by day are still fast asleep. A small group of pilgrims carry a...

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How to Make a Career in Apologetics

How to Make a Career in Apologetics

This article first appeared at: catholic.com.Let’s say you’ve spent several years studying the Faith and now you want to defend it as a full-time profession. Where do you start? How does someone become a professional “apologist?” Here are three paths:1....

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The Hidden Powers of St. Benedict’s Medal

The Hidden Powers of St. Benedict’s Medal

This article first appeared at: catholic.com.This two-sided medal of St. Benedict, a powerful sacramental in use since at least 1880, includes several details one might overlook at first.Holy medals, also known as devotional medals or religious medals, are...

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5 Non-Religious Arguments Against Abortion

5 Non-Religious Arguments Against Abortion

This article first appeared at: catholic.com.Recently, I was given the opportunity to defend the pro-life position in a formal debate at a prominent medical school. My opponent was a skilled philosopher who has published several critiques of the pro-life...

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Parousia News – June 2022

Parousia News – June 2022

July is the Month of the Sacred Heart Above: The Image of the most recent Narrow Gate Blog on the Sacred Heart June is the month of the Most Sacred Heart and we have many resources on this topic such as Raymond De Souza's '12 Promises of the Sacred Heart' or his...

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The Eucharist: A Model of Perfect Virtue

The Eucharist: A Model of Perfect Virtue

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.com. By becoming man, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity was able to teach us perfect virtue not only through a law but also through the example of His human words and actions, especially in His Paschal...

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Meditation, Novena and Offering to the Sacred Heart

Meditation, Novena and Offering to the Sacred Heart

In honour of the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus occurring this Friday, a Meditation, Novena and Offering to the Sacred Heart has here been provided for your edification courtesy of EWTN. MeditationDevotion to the Sacred Heart, as we know it, began about the year...

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Did Jesus Really Want us to Eat His Body?

Did Jesus Really Want us to Eat His Body?

This article first appeared at: edwardsri.com. What did Jesus mean by his mysterious words at the Last Supper: “Take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my body…Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the chalice of my blood…”? Did he...

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Glorious Processions: Scott Hahn Reflects on Trinity Sunday

Glorious Processions: Scott Hahn Reflects on Trinity Sunday

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.com. In today’s Liturgy we’re swept through time in glorious procession—from before earth and sky were set in place to the coming of the Spirit upon the new creation, the Church. We begin in the heart of the Trinity, as we...

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Mary, Model for Mothers

Mary, Model for Mothers

This article first appeared at: stpaulcenter.com. As a Protestant, I believed that Mary was the virgin mother of Jesus, but she had no place in my life. She was a disciple, but so were many others. I do not recall a sermon on Mary’s fiat, her loving care...

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