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Judgment – What Every Catholic Must Know About “The Four Last Things” (second in a series)

Deacon Mike Bickerstaff The Last Judgment (detail) by Michelangelo Editor’s Note: Second in a series. Catholic teaching identifies the Four Last Things as: Death Judgment Heaven Hell In the first of this 3-part series on the Four Last Things, we examined … Continue reading

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Death – What Every Catholic Must Know About “The Four Last Things”

Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Jerome in Meditation by Caravaggio One of the recurring themes you will read on this site is that we are not made for Earth, but for Heaven. We are pilgrims on Earth, journeying to our true home … Continue reading

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You Never Know When Your Time Will Come

by Randy Hain A familiar tale, perhaps? The sun shone brightly that September morning as the brothers stood next to the grave of their late father.  Just a few minutes before, the grave had been surrounded by family and their … Continue reading

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Four Lessons from Emmaus Road for the Discouraged and Anxious

Randy Hain Road to Emmaus We are all likely familiar with the “walk to Emmaus” (Luke 24:13-35) by two of Christ’s disciples the evening of the Resurrection in Luke’s Gospel.  These two men, overcome with hopelessness and discouragement, were talking … Continue reading

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The Prayers of Fatima

by Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Today, October 13, 2011, marks the 94th anniversary of the sixth apparition of Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, to the three young seers at the Cova da Iria in Fatima, Portugal at which crowds estimated as … Continue reading

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