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Terri Aluise

Indulge Me, Please!

Let me indulge you for a second – in plenary indulgences that is. Shortly after I was married, I took my husband to my aunt’s house in Massachusetts for dinner. Someone brought up the war in Iraq and I thought, “Dear God, here we go.” There is nothing that an Irish Catholic family from Boston…

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The Apostle to the Apostles

St. Mary Magdalene is one of the most inspiring figures in the Gospels, for she shows that God can turn our sins around and transform us into His Glory. Unfortunately, she has been used by many with an agenda to subvert the powerful revelation of Christ’s love for His Church. The Da Vinci Code Was…

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The Inconvenient Truth for Liberals in Laudato Si

By Guest Author Terri Aluise The Vatican is set to release Pope Francis’ much anticipated encyclical Laudato Si on Thursday. A leaked draft version of the encyclical was released earlier this week and shows that Pope Francis believes that man is the primary cause of climate change. Not surprisingly, Conservatives are already in an uproar…

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The Enchantment of Catholicism

By Guest Author, Terri Aluise   Fr. Andrew Greeley wrote in his book The Catholic Imagination: Catholics live in an enchanted world, a world of statues and holy water, stained glass and votive candles, saints and religious medals, rosary beads and holy pictures. But these paraphernalia are mere hints of a deeper and more religious…

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Jesus I Trust in You

by Guest Author, Terri Aluise Feast of the Divine Mercy Liturgical Color: White This Sunday we will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. Many are familiar with the image of the Divine Mercy. It was revealed to a humble Polish nun, St. Faustina Kowalska, in 1931 in a vision she had of Christ. The image is of…

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Let Nothing Disturb You

by Guest Author, Terri Aluise   This year, 2015, marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila. I have spent the last month or so trying to discern how I can, in my own feeble way, honor her on this occasion – for she is a close friend and a spiritual…

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Go to Joseph!

 By Guest Author, Terri Aluise “Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine, At least I have always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!” One of the best ways to honor St. Joseph, the patron of the family and protector of the universal church, is to hold a St. Joseph’s Day…

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