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“I am Patrick, a sinner, most uncultivated and least of all the faithful and despised in the eyes… [more]

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 PATRICK MADRID has been a popular speaker on the Catholic lecture circuit for the past 27 years.… [more]

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The Real (and Imaginary) Pagan Roots of Halloween By Brian Saint-Paul THE FIRST THING I NOTICED… [more]

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Do you know where the saying "God helps those who help themselves" comes from?

Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac quotes it, and an English politician named Algernon Sydney… [more]

Do you know where the saying "God helps those who help themselves" comes from? Do you know where the saying "God helps those who help themselves" comes from?

Debunking six myths about Medjugorje

A new communique was released from the Bishop of the Diocese of Mostar-Duvno (the ecclesiastical territory… [more]

Debunking six myths about Medjugorje Debunking six myths about Medjugorje

When this deeply misguided young man grows up to be a mature Christian, he will be embarrassed by his "Why I Hate Religion"video

Since a number of folks have asked my opinion of the new "Why I Hate Religion" video, here it is: The… [more]

When this deeply misguided young man grows up to be a mature Christian, he will be embarrassed by his "Why I Hate Religion"video When this deeply misguided young man grows up to be a mature Christian, he will be embarrassed by his "Why I Hate Religion"video

"Do I Need an Annulment?" and other common questions about divorce and remarriage

On my Thursday broadcast of the EWTN "Open Line" radio show, I am often asked by callers questions pertaining… [more]

"Do I Need an Annulment?" and other common questions about divorce and remarriage "Do I Need an Annulment?" and other common questions about divorce and remarriage

Dear Mom . . .

January 22, 2023 Dear Mom: Can you believe it is already the year 2023? I'm still writing '22 on… [more]

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Seeing people through the eyes of Christ changes your view of them

And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what credit… [more]

Seeing people through the eyes of Christ changes your view of them Seeing people through the eyes of Christ changes your view of them

Quo vadis?

The American actor James Farentino died yesterday at the age of 73. He is perhaps best known for his… [more]

Quo vadis? Quo vadis?

Fr. Robert Barron named new rector and president of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary

This is welcome and not entirely unexpected news, given Father Barron's meteoric ascendancy in the Catholic… [more]

Fr. Robert Barron named new rector and president of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary Fr. Robert Barron named new rector and president of Chicago's Mundelein Seminary

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Smashing Pumpkins

The Real (and Imaginary) Pagan Roots of Halloween By Brian Saint-Paul THE FIRST THING I NOTICED ABOUT JAY was that he was dressed like a woman. I also saw he was wearing combat boots and carrying a bag full of candy. But then I went back to that part about him being dressed like a woman. Jay had always been a curious fellow. Like the time he lost his pet tarantula, sending the neighborhood kids into an arachnophobia... [Read more...]

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A Protestant Minister’s Unusual “Reformation Sunday” Sermon

One Sunday, some years ago, I slipped into the back of a large Methodist church in my area to hear a sermon delivered by the pastor. It had been advertised for several days on the marquee on the lawn in front of the handsome neo-Gothic stone edifice. I really wanted to hear what he had to say that particular Sunday. Why that particular Sunday? Well, the occasion of his sermon was what Protestants celebrate as “Reformation... [Read more...]

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Random Acts of Kindness in Russia

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Today, a great silence reigns on earth because the King is asleep

Today, a great silence reigns on earth because the King is asleep

  An Ancient Homily for Holy Saturday . . . The Lord’s descent into hell “What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from the ages. God has died in the flesh, and the underworld has trembled. Truly... [Read more...]

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St. Patrick’s Breast-Plate: the powerful prayer of a powerful man

St. Patrick’s Breast-Plate: the powerful prayer of a powerful man

Today, being the feast day of my beloved patron saint, Patrick, I post this for everyone’s edification and for the glory of the Triune God. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia: “The beautiful prayer of St. Patrick, popularly known as ‘St. Patrick’s Breast-Plate,’ is supposed to have been composed by him in preparation for this victory over paganism. The following is a literal translation... [Read more...]

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Behind the scenes at the Envoy Institute’s Apologetics Summer Camp I always look forward to some rest & relaxation during the summer months, and the past several summers have proven to be among the best opportunities I’ve had to do that in a long time. That’s because each summer I have the privilege of hosting a large group of eager Catholic teens, young men and women ages 15-18, at the Envoy Institute’s... [Read more...]

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