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How to Cultivate a Spirit of Evangelization - Eric Sammons, OSV Newsweekly

What Does It Mean to Be Baptized With the Holy Spirit? - Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Why Does the Catholic Church Oppose Embryonic Stem Cell Research? - Rebecca Taylor, Catholic Lane

Messianic Prophecies: Isaiah 7: 11-16 & 9: 1-7 - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

The Liturgy Sings Itself - Jeffrey A. Tucker, The Chant Café

St. John the Baptist, Forerunner - Frank Sheed, Ignatius Insight Scoop

Adultery as Links in a Chain (St. Gregory of Nazianzus) - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

Haunted by a Phantom Heresy - Matthew Cantirino, First Things/First Thoughts

What is Wrong with Capitalism? - Thomas Storck, Ethika Politika

Australia: Same-Sex “Marriage” is a Mortal Threat to Marriage - Michael Cook, MercatorNet

Homosexuality/Pedophilia Correlation? - Robert Struble Jr., Catholic Lane

Which More Damaging: Priest Sex Abuse or Pro-Abort Catholics? - Teresa Rice, Catholibertarian

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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his Angelus address August 30, 2020.

Pope Francis: The Path to Holiness Requires Spiritual Combat

Reflecting on Sunday’s Gospel, the pope said that “living a Christian life is not made up of dreams or beautiful aspirations, but of concrete commitments, in order to open ourselves ever more to God's will and to love for our brothers and sisters.”