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Exercise and Breast Cancer

The evening news last night was full of an important new study on alcohol and breast cancer.  It’s an important study because it incorporated data from 12 million people — yes, 12 million people — in 120 studies.  In short, … Continue reading

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Brain Scans Reveal 1st Physical Evidence AA Prayers Reduce Cravings

How important is prayer?  A new study gives dramatic evidence that prayer isn’t simply a “spiritual” activity, but one that can have real impacts on people’s lives.  The study may explain how the Lord’s Prayer to “lead us not into … Continue reading

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When You Pray for Peace on Saturday, What Will You Pray?

Pope Francis has called on us to pray and fast for peace this Saturday, Oct. 7 — for peace in Syria, peace in the Mideast and peace in the world. That’s an appropriate day to pray for peace, because it … Continue reading

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Second Fortnight for Freedom Starts June 21

The second annual Fortnight for Freedom will take place from June 21 to July 4, and will consist of national and local efforts to educate Americans on challenges to religious liberty both at home and abroad. As with last year’s … Continue reading

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Hungry Yet? Tips for ‘Surviving’ Fasting

If you, like me, are planning to fast throughout Lent — not just one Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, but every day except Sundays during Lent — you’re probably starting to feel a little bit hungry. “Little bit” is the … Continue reading

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Pray the Rosary in the Street?

“You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help … Continue reading

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How to Get More Out of Mass

Ever notice how often someone says, “I didn’t get anything out of Mass today”? Maybe it’s because they didn’t prepare for Mass. Yes, to properly assist at Mass takes preparation — and not just abstaining from food or drinks for … Continue reading

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What Catholics Can Learn About Prayer from Evangelicals

Anthropology professor Tanya Luhrmann has spent 10 years studying evangelical Christians who seek to hear the voice of God when they pray. “I was sitting with an evangelical woman and she told me that I should go have coffee with … Continue reading

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