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From Philip Koloski:
One of the most necessary skills to have in the spiritual life is the ability to discern who is speaking to us in the depths of our soul. Without this skill we run the risk of following a voice that leads us away from God to a place of eternal loneliness and despair…
We NEED this. Big time.
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From First Things:
John Paul II places the inherent differences between men and women within the context of “an order of love” rather than “an order of creation.” According to this order of love, all persons find themselves by sincerely giving of themselves to others. True authority in the family, in society, and in the Church is exercised through service: “To reign is to serve.” However, men and women serve in particularly masculine and feminine ways…
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Hobbit GIFs. Converting to Catholicism. Do I need to say more?? From the brilliant mind of Grace at Even the Wilderness:
11.) OH MY GOSH. THE CHURCH IS SO BIG. LIKE FOR REAL. LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE IN THIS PHOTO OF THE VATICAN. LOOK AT THEM.
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From the hilarity of Theologues:
Let’s face it. Marcionism is like pooping: we all do it. The catch is, while some of us like to do it in private, the rest of us are more public about our heretical bowel movements. I mean, there will always be stuff in the Bible we don’t agree with; stuff that offends us. Marcion had it right when he just threw away the stuff that made him feel “crappy.” So why read the Bible if it’s going to challenge your presuppositions? If I want to be challenged, I’ll read some Bill O’Reilly. “Heresy goes in, heresy goes out. Never a miscommunication.”
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I have found that if you look beyond the clichéd memes about love and press your married friends for an answer about how they knew, you will begin to see a pattern. I asked twenty-five married women; their answers were clarifying. Yes, many of them began with “I just knew” or “it’s hard to explain,” but then they did explain. Their stories—all different in detail and tone—carried many of the same themes…
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From Devin Rose who is the Catholic self-publishing success story:
Over the years people asked me how I did it, and I told them that I wasn’t quite sure. Maybe I got lucky? Or had a special grace? Perhaps that is true, but in the time between then and now I studied how my book did well and how others have had similar success in changing people’s lives for Christ.
So I distilled that information and experience into an inexpensive video course that any Catholic can take!
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