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God's beautiful homeland

"The whole of the Holy Land is an icon of the soul in relationship to God," Chris Sparks observes. "One can discern in the gardens and the deserts of the Holy Land all stages of salvation history."

The "Marian Doctor": St. Alphonsus Liguori

He is considered the “Marian Doctor of the Church” and was declared the “Patron of all confessors and moral theologians” by Ven. Pope Pius XII. He is St. Alphonsus Liguori, whose feast we celebrate on July 30.

'A Great Genius': St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Doctor of the Church

No hardships restrained St. Lawrence of Brindisi (feast day: July 21) from tirelessly pursuing the spread of the Gospel of Christ and “calling the greatest number of people to eternal salvation," according to Pope St. John XXIII, who declared St. Lawrence a Doctor of the Catholic Church.

The Church, true tolerance, and the meaning of “welcome”

Those seeking to become members of the Church should fully understand what they are attempting to enter, and that this will never truly be obtained while they remain attached to sin, says Fr. Kenneth M. Dos Santos, MIC.

Watching, Waiting, Praying in Gethsemene

What do you do when God doesn’t tell you to do anything in particular, save to watch, wait, and pray? Chris Sparks searched for the answer in he Garden of Gethsemene during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Alleluia! The ordination of Fr. Timothy Childers, MIC

On July 8, Fr. Timothy John Childers, MIC, was ordained to the priesthood for the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception at St. Stephen Church in Riverview, Florida.

Deacon Childers to be ordained to the priesthood on July 8

On July 8, Deacon Timothy John Childers, MIC, will be ordained to the priesthood for the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception at St. Stephen Church in Riverview, Florida. Livestreamed here.

This Fourth of July, Call On Our Spiritual Mother

On July 4, remember that the Patroness of the United States is mother for all of us: those on the left or the right, Democrat or Republican, whatever our ethnicity, race, or even creed. Our Lady is the New Eve, Mother of the New Adam, and the Refuge of Sinners; she has been given the whole human race by God. 

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