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The First Mass Ever, & It’s Not What You’d Expect! (The Proto-Mass) – Brother John Joseph at Ignitum Today +1

In Praise of – Real – Fasting – Helen Freeh at The Catholic Thing +1

How to Fix the Church in the 21st Century – Ray Sullivan at Catholic Stand

Mother Mary’s Victory Plan for Lent – Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Præm., at Catholic Answers Magazine

Fruits of Fatima: Off the Shelf with Joseph Pronechen – Pete Socks at Catholic Stand

Ask Father: The “Churching” of Women After Childbirth & the Blessing of Expecting Mothers – Fr. Z's Blog

The Treasury of Monza Cathedral – Gregory DiPippo at New Liturgical Movement

We’re All Responsible for ‘Love Island’ Woman’s Death? – Fr. John Hunwicke at Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment

A Response to Lack of Black Catholics in Vocations – Menny Thoughts at Convert’s Quest

Was Vatican II a Mistake? – James Hitchcock at Crisis Magazine

Pope Francis Rules Whereas Pope Paul VI Reigned; Does Vatican Need a Ruler or a King? – Andrea Gagliarducci at Monday Vatican

Fashion & Beauty Writer Challenges Women to Think Differently about What They Wear – Theresa Civantos Barber at Aleteia

What if Millions of Christians Fasted Together During Lent? – Jay Richards, Ph.D., at The Stream

Christians Throughout Nigeria Have Staged Protests Against Rising Persecution – Punch

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Michelangelo, “The Last Judgment,” 1536-1541

Dare We Admit That Not All Will Be Saved?

“To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from him forever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called ‘hell.’” (CCC 1033)

Michelangelo, “The Last Judgment,” 1536-1541

Dare We Admit That Not All Will Be Saved?

“To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from him forever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called ‘hell.’” (CCC 1033)