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A pilgrimage to the Holy Land brings us closer to God's story.
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On a pilgrimage to Jordan, Thomas L. McDonald gets his first glimpse of a puzzling treasure of religious history.
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Seeking out the laments in times of trial may help us give voice to our own pain.
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What a medieval vision can tell us about purgatory, then and now.
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An ancient cemetery brings us face to face with the Philistines.
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Is there a case against Francis Thompson?
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Understanding the difficult parts of the Bible.
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An introduction to the agrapha.
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“The first natural tie of human society is man and wife.” St. Augustine
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The complex figure of the "doubting" apostle.
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Scripture, history, and the early Church Fathers help explain the crucifixion
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St. Augustine asks the hard questions atheists rarely do.
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A surprising portrait of Arthur emerges from the lives of saints
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Prayer is a gift, not a right.
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Can we recapture some of the wonder involved in our devotions to the saints?
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Was there an exchange of letters between Jesus and King Abgar?
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Warning: Spoiler about the new Star Wars movie
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Tradition provides solid ground at Christmas, but it's the life of faith that provides the meaning.
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Taking the notion that the “last shall be first” literally, an unusual medieval custom saw a bishop and a child exchange places.
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New discoveries from the world of Biblical archaeology and beyond.
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A new edition of his Lives of the Fathers and Miracles of Julian and Martin offers a profound look at early medieval Catholicism
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How two saints used a ghost story to explore the nature of the soul.
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Dynamic Duo Give Rousing Speeches on the Family
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Father Pavone: ‘The Family Cannot Be Fully Alive Unless All Its Members Are Protected’
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Thomas L. McDonald

Thomas L. McDonald has been a writer and editor for the past 25 years, covering technology, history, archaeology, games, and religion. He has degrees in English, Film, and Theology with a concentration in Church History. He’s been a certified catechist for twelve years, and taught Church History for eight. His other writing can be found at Wonderful Things [http://www.thomaslmcdonald.com]. He writes about archaeology and history for the National Catholic Register weekly.