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3 Radical Changes the Catholic Church Can Make: Marriage, Divorce, Annulment, Remarriage, & the Body of Christ

This weekend wraps up Pope Francis’ Synod on the Family, part of which addressed the issue of divorce, the annulment process, remarriage, and one’s ability to receive the Body of Christ in Holy Communion. Two camps have emerged in recent times: German clergy, led by Cardinal Kasper, who push to accept remarriage of the divorced without an …

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Why Remain Catholic Through Divorce – More Than One Reason

“I remain Catholic through divorce because of Jesus Christ’s presence in the Eucharist and in my every day.” If someone had asked a week ago why I remain Catholic through divorce I’d have given the above answer. Jesus Christ will always be the main reason I am Catholic, but I owe the Lord and other divorced Catholics more …

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Looking for a Sign?

As a teen, one of my favorite songs was Signs by Five Man Electrical Band. It’s one of those songs that catches you off guard and finds itself stuck in your head at random moments decades later, but I never really paid attention to the words or the meanings behind the words. If I had …

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E is for Eucharist

Eucharist – Okay, so I’m probably not the most original Catholic to be writing today. I’m guessing many Catholics would choose E is for Eucharist in our A to Z Challenge, but there’s a reason for that. The Eucharist is something, or should I say, someone special. For me, the Eucharist is what kept me …

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