Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is here again, let’s honor this great saint by emulating his attributes of forgiveness and humility.

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By Charles Johnston:

St Patrick is one of the most popular and well know saints, at least in the United States. His feast day is celebrated in almost every city in America, with parades, dinners, and drunken festivities. He’s celebrated by not only the Irish diaspora, and not only by Catholics, but by just about every group (in varying ways and levels of enthusiasm) across the racial and religious spectrum.

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Questions about Catholicism

Any question is welcome

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By Charles Johnston:
If you have any question about the Catholic faith, on any topic at all, ask them here. I’m not a professional apologist but I’ll do my best to give you an answer that is within the teaching of the Church’s Magisterium.

Anything from church history, doctrine, Bible verses, practices of the faith, or even current news in the church. Open to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

If you’d like to remain anonymous that’s ok too. I’ll use the text of your question in my answer, if you rather I didn’t then just let me know.

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The Indispensability of Ordinary Time

By Charles Johnston:

Why do we have a season in the Church Calendar, and it takes up a majority of the year, called Ordinary Time? Shouldn’t we want our short time on this earth to be extraordinary, and not simply ordinary?

Like everything else that the Church does, this unfortunate name has a very good reason. In Latin, the name of this time is Tempus per annum, and is translated as timeduring the year, but is usually rendered in English as Ordinary Time. Continue reading “The Indispensability of Ordinary Time”

Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving: The Three Pillars of Lent

A good refresher before Lent starts tomorrow

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By Charles Johnston: 

Ash Wednesday is fast approaching, and with it the very Catholic anxiety about what we are “giving up for Lent.” Many of us focus so much on what we give up – a practice not made mandatory by the Church – that we neglect the three pillars of Lent; prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

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Pivotal Christmas Characters Podcast

The Magi and Saint Nicholas, they are two of the most recognizable characters of the Christmas season. What is their stories, and what can we learn from these famous men?

This episode of Christian Circle podcast covers their backstory, their legend, and what we can do to make Jesus the focus of our Christmas celebrations. Continue reading “Pivotal Christmas Characters Podcast”

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

By Charles Johnston:

I love Christmas music, but I don’t love modern Christmas music. I don’t have anything against secular Christmas songs like Rudolph the red nosed reindeer or Santa Claus is coming to town but they are far from being my favorites. Their biggest drawback being that they are about Christmas without Christ.

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