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Is There Proper Statue Etiquette in Churches? – Msgr. Charles Pope at Our Sunday Visitor +1

Things I’ve Learned In Spiritual Direction: The Lies We Listen To – Claire Dwyer at Catholic Spiritual Direction +1

Holy Matrimony: Praying for a Future Spouse – Connor Gallagher at Tan Direction Blog

3 Inspiring Comic Books about Catholic Heroes – Theresa Civantos Barber at Aleteia

Why Must We Pray? – Stacy A. Trasancos, Ph.D., at Catholic East Texas

The Virtue of Obedience – Jacqueline St. Clare at Catholic Stand

Review: Divine Worship Daily Office Commonwealth Edition – Steven R. McEvoy at Book Reviews and More

A Time for Conversion and Prayer – Betty Parquette at Catholic Stand

The Problem with the Female Empowerment Movement – Casey Chalk at Crisis Magazine

An Ambiguous Papal Response to an Ambiguous Parisian Affair – J.D. Flynn at The Pillar

Traditionis Custodes – Amy Welborn at Charlotte Was Both

Organic Development as a Useful Metaphor in Liturgical Discussions – Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D., at New Liturgical Movement

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10 Scripture Verses to Strengthen You in Hardship

“The witness of Scripture is unanimous that the solicitude of divine providence is concrete and immediate; God cares for all, from the least things to the great events of the world and its history. The sacred books powerfully affirm God's absolute sovereignty over the course of events …” (CCC 303)