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Our New Shepherd

We have a bishop!

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Communion - Approach During High Health-Risk

How should we participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass when there is a high health-risk situation?

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Contemplation and Its Counterfeit

David Torkington compares and contrasts authentic and popular false teaching on this most important topic regarding what it means to draw near to God in prayer - contemplative prayer.

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The Redemptive Examen

The Examen is a prayerful reflection of the state of our soul, during the course of each day, in the presence of God. (Note: The Examen is not an examination of conscience, which can be found here.) This effective tool has been a constant in Church tradition but has become much more common through the practical framework of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. It is a powerful he...

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Reparation for Liturgical Abuse

Dear Apostoli Viae and other Catholic Family, As we head into Lent, my heart is drawn to deep gratitude for the glory of our tradition, our liturgy, and our faithful priests and bishops. I am grateful that Lent is beginning this week, and I am looking forward to the splendor of the Easter season that follows. I am especially grateful for courageous priests and bishops who offer faithful litu...

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Speaking to the Heart of the Abortion Issue

Every so often an argument comes to the surface on a key issue that cuts to the heart of the issue and sheds a powerful light of truth that is both timely and timeless. Even more powerful is when these arguments or truths come in the form of images that reach us at our core and sometimes fundamentally change the way we see the issues at hand. The two images below, the first revealing the hor...

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Fr. Mike Schmitz - What is really happening at Mass?

A very powerful and important reflection on what is really happening and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and how we can orient ourselves to that reality.

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Luke 10:38-42 - The Devil's Battle Cry for Reform

Shall we seek reform under the battle cry of the devil, or of Jesus?

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What is the desire of your heart? The King is coming - Testimony of First Promises 2019

It is the evening before the Disciples Investiture and I have just entered the Church for Holy Hour at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Three hours earlier, I had arrived in the Birmingham airport after a six-hour flight from California, having left my four young children in the care of my generous husband who wasn’t exactly sure what to think about what I was doing but supported...

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Contemplation - Why Do Definitions Matter in Mystical Theology?

Dan reflects on how the misuse or misunderstanding of terms can cause spiritual harm.

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