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5 Ways to Pray Outdoors

5 Ways to Pray Outdoors

  The weather’s great. The sun is calling. So, get moving and enjoy life with these tips for praying outdoors. Do you have advice for…

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Why Does Jesus Ask Peter “Do You Love Me?” Three Times?

Why Does Jesus Ask Peter “Do You Love Me?” Three Times?

Jesus did not ask Peter this question 3 times because he was hard of hearing or slow to comprehend Peter's answers! The fact that Jesus asks Peter this question - "do you love me?" - three times is very significant.

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Virtual Earth Day Retreat

Virtual Earth Day Retreat

Looking for a way to celebrate >Earth Day this year? Try Busted Halo’s Virtual Earth Day Retreat and spend some time reflecting on the spiritual meaning of creation in our lives. Download the retreat (if you print it -- print on both sides of the paper!) by clicking the image below. Take a few minutes out of your day -- at your desk, on your lunch break, between classes -- and grow an even deeper appreciation for all God’s creation. Happy Earth Day!

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The Road to Emmaus: A Journey Toward Hope

The Road to Emmaus: A Journey Toward Hope

Maybe you’ve met Thomas Awiapo, an ambassador for Catholic Relief Services from the African country of Ghana. He’s visited Catholic schools and parishes in every…

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Resurrection Women

Resurrection Women

In almost every corner of this world and in almost every epoch of recorded history, women have been entrusted with the care of bodies. We…

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Blessed Basil Hopko

Blessed Basil Hopko is considered one of the many priests and religious martyred by Communism. He was born in Slovakia to poor parents. His father died when he was a year old and his mother left for the United States when he was four in seach of work.He remained in Europe and was an excellent student. He wanted to join his mother in the United States and pursue his vocation to the priesthood there, but his poor health did not permit him to travel.He was ordained in 1929 and served as a parish priest in Prague, with a spcial mission to assist the poor, unemployed and students. In 1947, he was named auxiliary bishop of Prjashev. Three years later, he was arrested by Communist officials and tortured.He was given a trial and sentenced to 15 years for “subversive activity.â€� His health failed as he was continually tortured. In 1964, he was transferred to a home for seniors. There, he was kept under guard but managed to minister to a group of 120 nuns who had been imprisoned in the home as well.Though his eparchy was restored in 1968, officials did not permit him to resume his leadership. A Slovak bishop was appointed in his place. He never recovered from his health and died in 1976. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003 in the Slovak Republic.