Chris Teague: Heavyweight Fight: Santa Claus vs. Saint Nicholas Should there be a battle to see who is the best symbol of Christmas spirit?

BY CHRIS TEAGUE It would be great to see the spiritual foundations of Santa Claus….Sankt Niklaus…Saint Nicholas make a comeback in the United States.   Obviously Santa Claus has been high jacked by the commercial interests in this country and therefore he is almost seen as evil in some fundamentalist circles.   But, I...

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An Advent Spiritual Exercise: Lord, This Is The People Who Long To See Your Face! The Face Of Christ by Joe Castillo, SandStory® Artist

BY FR. JAMES J.M. REYNOLDS, S.T.L. With the death of King David, whom many Israelites presumed to be the promised Messiah, God’s People, Israel, waited 1,037 years for the advent, the coming of the Christ.     During all that time, a small remnant of God’s holy and devout People continued praying, fasting,...

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Hope from a Roman Prison

BY ALLEN HUNT Today I am working on a Bible study tentatively called “The Good Life.” How do you have the good life? That’s a great question when times are tough and all the news seems bad, huh? If you know me, you know that I look for hope in a Roman...

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Is Drinking Alcohol a Sin?

Question: I need some help. Sometimes when I share my Catholic faith with people, they mention to me that Catholics like to drink alcohol and how wrong that is.  How do I respond to this? Answer: I would ask them to tell you where in the Scriptures does it say...

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John Martignoni: Eternal Life: Gift or Reward? Part Three.

Question: An Evangelical friend of mine said the Catholic Church goes against the Bible because it teaches that a person can earn, or “merit,” eternal life as a reward for good works, while the Bible says eternal life is a free and unmerited gift of God to the believer. He quoted the following...

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Allen Hunt: Fire Prevention

This week, it’s Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. More American marriages are on fire than ever before, and adultery continues to be at the top of reasons why. When it comes to marital fires, the best strategy is prevention. The 3 Fire Prevention tools – to keep you or your spouse...

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Eternal Life: Gift or Reward? Part One.

Question: An Evangelical friend of mine said the Catholic Church goes against the Bible because it teaches that a person can earn, or “merit,” eternal life as a reward for good works, while the Bible says eternal life is a free and unmerited gift of God to the believer. He quoted the following...

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