July 22, 2016

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The Cross: Our hope for forgiveness and salvation

On the day that we die, we want to go to heaven to be with God, the angels and saints, and our loved ones who have gone before us, to live for all eternity in peace and joy, but there is one enormous obstacle to our admittance to heaven: our sins.

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July 22, 2016

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 5

For all who work in entertainment and the arts

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July 21, 2016

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 4

For all doctors, nurses, and all who work in the fields of medicine and pharmacology

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July 18, 2016

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 1

For all priests, bishops, cardinals, and our Holy Father

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July 14, 2016

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel

July 16 is the memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It commemorates July 16, 1251, the day when the Blessed Mother Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock in England a number of years after he had made a visit to Mount Carmel. It is the patronal feast of the Carmelite religious order.

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July 1, 2016

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The Dual Citizenship of Catholic Americans

July 4 is the celebration of Independence Day, the birthday of our country, the United States of America, and our citizenship in this great nation. This national holiday is an occasion to reflect on the nature of dual citizenship, how a Christian is a citizen of a universal spiritual kingdom, the Kingdom of God, and an earthly kingdom, our country, the United States.

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June 24, 2016

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St. Cyril of Alexandria (370-444), Bishop and Doctor

St. Cyril was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 370 AD. His family was of the noble class. His uncle was Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria. Cyril received a classical and theological education under his uncle, who eventually ordained him to the priesthood. A number of years later, in 412 AD, he succeeded his uncle as the patriarch or bishop of Alexandria.

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June 17, 2016

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity July 18 – 26, 2014

Join the Marriage, Family and Life Office in praying a novena for chastity and purity in the world.

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