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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Holy Communion in the Middle Ages by Matthew Bauer of Epic Pew - Big Pulpit

Radical Homosexuals: Force-Feeding Us ‘Ideological Cake’ – Steve Skojec, One Peter 5

Seven Essential Tips for a Better Marriage - Nicole DeMille, Epic Pew

Why Do Catholics Confess Sins to a Priest Instead of to God? – John Martignoni, Aleteia∝

Eight Publications You Should Be Reading by Joseph Cunningham - Big Pulpit

Pornography Destroyed My Marriage and I Hate It – Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman

Perhaps Catholic Schools No Longer Provide an Answer – The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

Making Confession More Available – Father Richard Heilman, One Peter 5

Saints and Saintmakers – Ray Sullivan, Catholic Stand

According to Pope Paul VI Do Female Readers have to Remain Outside the Sanctuary? – Fr. Z's Blog

Reflections of a Sidewalk Counselor – Mary Proffit Kimmel, Ignitum Today

Dante, the World’s Second Greatest Poet – Father David Vincent Meconi SJ, Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Don’t Feel Like Praying? Just Head Outdoors! – Vicki Burbach, Cthlc Spiritual Direction

Quæritur: Someone Receives Communion Many Times a Day – Fr. Z’s Blog

Ideas and Actions – Father James V. Schall SJ, The Catholic World Report

A Christian Genius and Her Inspired Account of the Life of Pontius Pilate’s Wife – Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald Magazine

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Horace Vernet, “The Angel of Death,” 1851

Don’t Wait to Cram for Your ‘Final Exam’

“Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death, in a particular judgment that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven — through a purification or immediately — or immediate and everlasting damnation.” (CCC 1022)

Francisco de Zurbarán, “The Family of the Virgin,” ca. 1650

Why Do We Ask Mary to Pray for Us?

“After her Son’s Ascension, Mary ‘aided the beginnings of the Church by her prayers.’ In her association with the apostles and several women, ‘we also see Mary by her prayers imploring the gift of the Spirit, who had already overshadowed her in the Annunciation.’” (CCC 965)