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How Pope St. John Paul II Changed My Life...and My Marriage!
Growing up, I loved the idea of love, thanks to a steady diet of Disney magic and, later, romantic comedies. Fast-forward to college, and I realized my younger self’s concept of romance was little more than infatuation when compared to what it could really be.St. Pope John Paul II introduced me to another view, and I fell in love with love for real.My college boyfriend and I decided to attend a summer retreat in Allenspark, Colorado, where the pope stayed when he came to Denver for World Y...
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Dear St. Gianna

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Dear St. Gianna
Dear St. Gianna,I wanted to write to you today on St. Valentine’s Day and thank you for your friendship and what you have taught me about real, true, and lasting love.I smile when I think of the day we met in the hallway of the publishing house. It was two-and-a-half years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. There you were, so visibly pregnant, dressed in your white lab coat, surrounded by your beloved husband Pietro and three of your children—right there on the cover of th...
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5 Ways Pope Francis Has Touched My Heart

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5 Ways Pope Francis Has Touched My Heart
I have been blessed to be able to follow closely Pope Francis’ visit with us here in the USA. I was sure that the Pope’s visit on Saturday and Sunday at the World Meeting of Families would be my favorite (and maybe it still will be!), but I have been deeply moved by the first three days of the visit of Pope Francis—both his generous sharing of himself with us, and by his fatherly words to us.St. John Paul II was “my” Pope, and I will never be able to fully express how much as a spiritual fa...
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How TOB Can Help You Have a Happier Life

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How TOB Can Help You Have a Happier Life
A couple years ago I went to a Theology of the Body (TOB) Congress in Philadelphia. One thing stood out for me: so many people I talked to said that learning about TOB had made their life happier. I recall one man who was an ordinary Catholic guy—I’ll call him Joe from New Jersey. He said that his wife had started listening to talks about TOB and was very enthusiastic about it. He wasn’t too interested at first. His wife, however, would play the CDs when the two of them were in the car. After...
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3 Reasons Mary Helps Our Loved Ones Who Have Left the Church
Do you know someone who has left the Church?  Who do you ask to pray for your loved ones? Sometimes St. Monica is invoked on behalf of children who have strayed from the faith. And she definitely can be a powerful intercessor. But there is another intercessor we should never forget when we pray for friends and family who have left the Church: our Blessed Mother. Here are some reasons why: 1. Mary is Our Loved Ones’ Mother:  I once had a very strong prayer expe...
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A Book for the Long Journey Home

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A Book for the Long Journey Home
One of the most beautiful aspects of community life is the way it becomes another family that includes one's family of origin. A sister's mom was here over the past three weeks, baking every sort of yummy deliciousness that any granny would provide for her children--although on a rather large scale, there being 70+ eager hands reaching for the brownies. When there is a family crisis, we're on it for prayers. Everybody in community followed my sister's 30-year search for a husband and rejoiced wh...
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First Annual World Communications Day Mass for Media Professionals
Come Celebrate with Us!Sunday, May 17, 2:00 pm at the Boston Motherhouse Chapel of the Daughters of St. Paul You’ve heard of the Red Mass for lawyers, right? And the Blue Mass for police officers? These are usually celebrated annually by a diocese for all Catholics in that profession. We Daughters of St. Paul think there should be an equivalent for media professionals, but since most U.S. dioceses don’t have one (as far as we know), we decided to take matters into our own hands. We can pick a ...
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Pauline Books & Media is honored to announce that I Forgive You: Love We Can Hear, Ask For, and Give, written by Nicole Lataif and illustrated by Katy Betz, is a 2015 Christopher Award recipient as announced by The Christophers today. I Forgive You: Love We Can Hear, Ask For, and Give teaches children ages 4–7 a balanced, Christian view of forgiveness. Simply structured sentences and scenarios paired with whimsical illustrations show children the power of three simple words: I forgive you. ...
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In Good Times and Bad…Sharing the Joy of the Gospel in Our Families
As a sister, I find that when it comes to sharing the Gospel with family and friends, I often feel like I’m either a lightning rod for religious discussions (friendly or hostile in tone) or I am ignored as irrelevant to everyday life. I suspect that any practicing Catholic whose family members “aren’t religious” goes through this as well. How do we share the joy of the unconditional love of God with all of these expectations swirling around us? There are two fundamental choices or attitudes ...
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The Evangelization of Attraction

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The Evangelization of Attraction
No matter what your background, evangelizing friends and family is not an easy task. When engaging with loved ones who have fallen away from the Church, it is easy for us to focus on what they’re doing wrong or on what we’re doing wrong when we try to witness to them. But the more important thing is to concentrate on God’s desire for all of us to become saints. When we allow God to purify our inconsistencies that keep us from clearly communicating Jesus to our loved ones, then we will be able...
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