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9 Movies to Inspire Introspection for Lent

The season of Lent should be time for spiritual reflection. Many give up meat and other luxuries for Lent. Fasting can be part of spiritual growth, but there’s more to faith development. Stories that help you refle ...

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Do Ash Wednesday and Lent Matter in the Modern Church?

Many traditions in the church can seem outdated, especially when you don’t understand the history behind them. If you do something because it’s rote, even if it’s part of your childhood, your heart may ...

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Christian Feast Days Celebrated on January 1

New Year’s Day might be centered around football, parades and parties, but there’s much more to the day than the Rose Bowl and Hoppin’ John. Although these saints might not be some of the most famous, t ...

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Women to Know: Marie Dentière

Marguerite de Navarre was the sister of Francis I, King of France, and a queen in her own right due to marrying King Henry III. Marguerite supported many of the men of the Reformation. One historian believes that she mig ...

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Women to Know: Elizabeth Ann Seton

Seton Hall University in New Jersey was named in Elizabeth Ann Seton’s honor. She has quite a few Roman Catholic churches named for her. The Elizabeth Seton High School in Maryland holds her name. The largest Catho ...

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Making Friends Across Religions

Pope Francis, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Bahia Sahib Mohinder Singh and many other prominent world faith leaders came together to issue a statement asking everyone to reach across religions to #Ma ...

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A Female Renaissance Painter in Italy

When you think about the Italian Renaissance art scene, the first names that come to mind are probably Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo or Raphael. Most of the paintings commissioned during the Renaissance period were for ...

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Why Is It Called Saint Elmo’s Fire?

Not many people experience the phenomenon known as Saint Elmo's fire. It's a kind of a plasma that creates a faint glow, most commonly during a thunderstorm. The electricity in the air discharges near the ends of sharp o ...

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Stop Using the Image of Pope Francis

Pope Francis might be one of the world's most popular leaders, but the Vatican has placed everyone on notice that the unauthorized use of the Pope's image and name will have serious consequences. As a public figure, does ...

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Are You Fasting for Lent?

The season of Lent begins on March 1, following Mardi Gras on February 28. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday. Many denominations hold a service for believers as a way of beginning the season. Ministers bless ...

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