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The Catholic Church’s Members Respond to the United States Political Climate

Catholics are an interesting group to watch during election season as they are a very diverse group with very liberal and very conservative members. What are Catholics thinking heading into the election?

Category: Politics

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Who’s Converting to Catholicism?

As more people move away from religion, you might think that the Catholic Church sees the least number of converts each year due to its oftentimes backwards beliefs, corrupt leadership and strict rules. However, though i ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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The Reason Behind No-Meat Fridays During Lent, and Why Fish Is Okay

Lent comes with a lot of rules, especially if you’re a devout Catholic. One such rule is that you may not eat meat on Fridays. However, you can replace the meat in your diet with fish, but why is that? The rules may se ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

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Tips for Making the Most of the Final Days of Lent

For many people, the final days of lent are excruciating. Regardless of how devout of a follower you are, abstaining, fasting and doing for 40 days and in the name of Jesus Christ can be downright tiring. As the end of L ...

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Putting the Joy Back in the Lenten Season: Tips for Making It Through the Season of Sacrifice

For the majority of the world, the 46 days leading up to Easter are just like any other. For devout Christians and Catholics, however, the period is characterized by little indulgence and unwilling sacrifice. It is the p ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity

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Lent: What Is It and Why Do People Give Things Up?

Whether you’re exploring a new religion or just curious as to why half your coworkers and acquaintances decide to fast at the same time every year, you may want to learn more about Lent. What is it, what is Ash Wednesd ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity

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Catholic Church Attempts To Prevent One of Its Priests From Suing for Child Abuse

Over the past two decades, tens of thousands of survivors have come forward with their stories of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergymen. Though the pervasiveness of the problem suggests that it is intricately a ...

Category: Morality Christianity

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Is the Song “12 Days of Christmas” a Christian Primer?

If you’re totally tired of Christmas music, it’s completely understandable. Many stores start piping Christmas music through their speakers right after Halloween. The song “The 12 Days of Christmas&rdqu ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity

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Vatican Declares Gender Cannot Be Changed

In a new document issued this past summer, the Vatican declared in a decidedly harsh fashion that gender is a matter of biological birth, not personal choice, and can’t be changed. Bearing the title “Male and ...

Category: Equal Rights Morality Christianity

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5 Inspiring Saints With October Feast Days

The Catholic Church celebrates many saints each month. You don’t have to be Catholic to be inspired by their stories. Here are five saints whose feast days are in October. Saint Francis of Assisi Saint Francis is ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

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