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Saint John Vianney and Philomena

August 3, 2021 Dawn Beutner 4

When Saint John Vianney (whose feast day is August 4) attributed miracles to the intercession of the martyr Philomena, was it really her prayers that healed people, or was it due to Saint John’s prayers? […]

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The real character of Saint Martha of Bethany

July 29, 2021 Dawn Beutner 1

Have you ever had the unpleasant experience of listening to an acquaintance unjustifiably criticize someone you consider a friend? It’s shocking when we realize how human beings can completely misunderstand one another. This happens not […]

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Knowing the real Saint Mary Magdalene

July 22, 2021 Dawn Beutner 12

Mary of Magdala, Mary Magdalene, the Magdalene: whatever you call her, she has been one of the most beloved Catholic saints for almost two millennia. Artists have painted her portrait. Well, since she probably died […]

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Sacraments and Politics

May 14, 2021 Dawn Beutner 8

Should Catholic politicians who publicly support abortion be denied Holy Communion? Various Church leaders have weighed in on the topic, both for and against. Bishop Robert McElroy recently continued the debate with an article that […]