No Apologies #40 – The Greatest Teacher


Jesus Christ is the greatest teacher the world has ever known. This can be seen as an indirect proof of his claims to be Divine. Ave Maria!

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Blessed Ludovico of Casoria


Blessed Ludovico of Casoria (1814-1885) was a cabinet-maker before entering the Friars Minor in 1832. In 1847 he had a mystical experience which he later described as a cleansing. After that he dedicated his life to the poor and the infirm. To help continue these works of mercy, in 1859 he ...

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St. Nicholas Owens


St. Nicholas Owens (c.1550-1606), was familiarly known as "Little John". During the English penal times (1559-1829), when a series of statutes punished Catholics for the practice of their faith he used his skills to build secret hiding places for priests throughout the country. He was arrested ...

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #554

Catechism of the Catholic Church

554 From the day Peter confessed that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, the Master "began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things. . . and be killed, and on the third day be raised." Peter scorns this prediction, nor do the others understand it ...

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #750

Catechism of the Catholic Church

750 To believe that the Church is “holy” and “catholic,” and that she is “one” and “apostolic” (as the Nicene Creed adds), is inseparable from belief in God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In the Apostles’ Creed we profess “one Holy Church” (Credo . . . Ecclesiam), and not to believe ...

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St. Cyril of Jerusalem


St. Cyril of Jerusalem (315-386) Bishop of Jerusalem and Doctor of the Church. Defender of Orthodoxy against the Arians.

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No Apologies #30: Introduction of the 4th Step


The "4th step" to Catholicism is to prove that of all religions, Christianity alone is worthy of belief.

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Sts. Perpetua and Felicity


In the year 203, St. Perpetua made the decision to become a Christian, although she knew it could mean her death during Septimus’ persecution. Her brother followed her leadership and became a catechumen as well. Her father was frantic with worry and tried to talk her out of her decision. ...

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Ash Wednesday


In the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. (In Eastern Rite Catholic churches, Lent begins two days earlier, on Clean Monday.)

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St. Katharine Drexel


St. Katharine Drexel was born in Philadelphia in 1858 to a very rich family. Giving up her worldly wealth she helped create a system of black Catholic schools in 13 states and established 50 missions for Native Americans in 16 states.

 Her crowning achievement was the founding of Xavier ...

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