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12 Keys to a Sacramental Marriage
Andrew and Terri Lyke

This couple advises husbands and wives: Allow God to shine through your marriage.

The Rite: The Story Behind the Film
By Matt Wielgos and John Feister

Curiosity about exorcism led a journalist to take a class in Rome, then write a book. Now it’s become a film starring Anthony Hopkins.





Changing How We Pray
A veteran liturgist explains what changes we will see in the Mass later this year. By Father Lawrence E. Mick

Stress: A Pathway to Prayer
Stressed? Forget the quick fixes. Turn to God. By Kathy Coffey

Dr. Miguel Díaz: U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See
Hunger, human rights and peace are only three issues that occupy the talents and energy of this Cuban-born, former theology professor. By Pat McCloskey, O.F.M.

Fiction: Juggling Act
Life takes practice. By Mary C. Perham


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Leopold Mandic: Western Christians who are working for greater dialogue with Orthodox Christians may be reaping the fruits of Father Leopold’s prayers.
<p>A native of Croatia, Leopold joined the Capuchin Franciscans and was ordained several years later in spite of several health problems. He could not speak loudly enough to preach publicly. For many years he also suffered from severe arthritis, poor eyesight and a stomach ailment.
</p><p>Leopold taught patrology, the study of the Church Fathers, to the clerics of his province for several years, but he is best known for his work in the confessional, where he sometimes spent 13-15 hours a day. Several bishops sought out his spiritual advice.
</p><p>Leopold’s dream was to go to the Orthodox Christians and work for the reunion of Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy. His health never permitted it. Leopold often renewed his vow to go to the Eastern Christians; the cause of unity was constantly in his prayers.
</p><p>At a time when Pope Pius XII said that the greatest sin of our time is "to have lost all sense of sin," Leopold had a profound sense of sin and an even firmer sense of God’s grace awaiting human cooperation.
</p><p>Leopold, who lived most of his life in Padua, died on July 30, 1942, and was canonized in 1982.</p> American Catholic Blog Good parenthood is a blend of yes and no. Knowing when to say no and enforce it leads to more yeses. No doesn’t shrink a child’s world; it expands it.

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CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Summer Vacation
If your summer plans include a trip to the beach, take a child’s delight in this element of creation.

World Youth Day
Encourage young people to pray with and for their contemporaries in Krakow this week.

Sts. Joachim and Anne
Tell your grandparents what they mean to you with this Catholic Greetings e-card.

Name Day
No e-card for their patron? Don't worry, a name day greeting fills the bill!

World Youth Day
The 2016 WYD theme is “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”


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