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Since Pope John Paul II introduced the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary a couple years ago, it’s been a joy and sometimes a challenge for my family to embrace these new mysteries. We are always on the lookout for new ways of approaching these rich episodes in Christ’s life. As we’ve given more attention to [...]
Even though I was raised in a large, Catholic family and received 12 years of Catholic schooling, I left the Church as an undergraduate and didn’t come back until I was in my 20s. My newly rediscovered love for Christ not only led me to study His teaching, but also to take a fresh look [...]
In my last post, I mentioned the catechetical dimension of the family Rosary, a point which Pope John Paul II emphasized in his writings on this traditional prayer. But 20 minutes is a long time for a three-year-old to sit still. How do we keep our kids engaged?
Back in 2002, Pope John Paul II issued a document entitled Rosarium Virginis Mariae, or more simply “The Rosary of the Virgin Mary,” to foster a renewed devotion to the Rosary in the new millennium. The entire text may be accessed by clicking here. This magnificent teaching is for all the faithful, but in a [...]
The Catholic Church has always taught that Mary was a virgin before, during, and after the birth of Christ. Mary conceived Jesus in her womb by the power of the Holy Spirit without the loss of her virginity. She remained a virgin in giving birth to Jesus, such that the miraculous birth did not diminish [...]
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