Father of Mercies: A Lenten Retreat Guide on the Parable of the Prodigal Son

We are all familiar with the Gospel parable of the Prodigal Son—at least, we are familiar with one part of it. We all remember how the younger brother in the parable demanded... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie: God Reveals His Heart

It is a common misconception among non-Catholics that the Sacrament of Confession is a man-made institution. In reality, it is a gift from God that reveals something very unique... Read More

The Liturgy of the Eucharist:
The Preparation of the Gifts (3)

Author’s Note: Soon Finding the Plug will be considering the Eucharistic Prayer. Which Eucharistic Prayer would help you the most to Find the Plug? Vote here. “By the mystery... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Can We Marry Civilly for Now, to Get Our Dream House?”

Q: My fiancé and I are planning to get married. As of right now our main priority is to buy a home so we have somewhere to live. We both still live at home with parents, and I know that both of our families would like for us to get married through the Church, before we move in together. Unexpectedly, the home process has been... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Why So Many Religions If There Is One God?”

Q: What is the purpose of having many religions if there is only one God? Also, is it wrong or unholy to listen to music with cussing and bad references? Recently there is this mixtape and the beat always gets me hyped but it’s talking about drugs and bad women. Finally, I am always striving to become greater but I’m... Get the Answer!

God’s Presence Is Like the Snowfall: Weekly Message for 01-26-16

Dear Digital Pilgrims in Christ, The seasons can surprise us by imposing unexpected quiet time, such as last week’s snow that shut down the D.C. area for the weekend. Did you... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie: Christ’s Core Value

What is Christ’s core value? In this week’s Spiritual Smoothie, we learn that it is peace. Jesus speaks of peace repeatedly in the Gospels, it’s a central component... Read More


The word “apologetics” has a technical meaning. It refers to explaining the Catholic faith to those who disagree with it or don’t understand it. The term comes from the Greek... Read More

The Liturgy of the Eucharist:
The Preparation of the Gifts (2)

“Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, …” When someone is considered blessed it is an acknowledgement that he or she has been favored in life, but in considering the... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Did God Make Us as Sinners?”

Q: I have been raised as Roman Catholic. I’ve tried my hardest to remain faithful. I make it my duty to teach my children the beautiful teachings of the Bible and Jesus Christ. However, recently I have run into a huge hurdle regarding my faith. I don’t understand why God made us sinners. Why is sin inevitable for every... Get the Answer!

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