Death Row Conversion, Mel Gibson's Scapular, Pro Multis, Blessed Titus Who, Abstinence, + more!

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Powerful Conversion Story on Death Row - The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma

Did Christ Die for “All,” or Just “Many”? - Joe Heschmeyer, Shameless Popery

Mel Gibson Still Wears His Scapular - Tancred, The Eponymous Flower

Blessed Titus Who? - Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

“Roman Liturgy is Intended to be Sung” - Rich Leonardi, Ten Reasons

The Erosion of the Person - Giuseppe Ambrose, The Three Bs

The Deeper Meaning of Meatless Fridays? - Doctor Jeff Mirus, the Culture

Holding Hands During the Our Father, & Other Liturgical Calamities - Charles Smith, Catholic Phoenix

Pedophilia, Rome Passes the Hot Potato Back to the Bishops - Sandro Magister, Chiesa

Adult Stem Cells May Have Cured AIDS? - Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Spiritual Guides, Spiritual Directors, & Spiritual Mentors. . . What’s the Difference? - Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction

Map of Where the Twelve Apostles Died - Catholicgauze, Geographic Travels

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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.”