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Who Was Blessed Solanus Casey?

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Who Was Blessed Solanus Casey?

By Colleen Pressprich

As a Catholic parent, I love getting to introduce my kids to saints from all over the world, but it’s especially wonderful when I get to share a saint with them from close to home.  

A modern saint who spent many years serving in Detroit, Blessed Solanus’s profile has risen in recent years, and I’m glad of it. This humble doorkeeper is a wonderful companion and friend to our family and many others.

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Why do Saints Peter and Paul Share a Feast Day?

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Why do Saints Peter and Paul Share a Feast Day?

By Colleen Pressprich

Sts. Peter and Paul are arguably two of the most well-known and influential saints in the Catholic Church. So why do they share the same feast day on June 29?

Let’s take a look at who these two men were, why they are important, and why the Church has chosen to celebrate them together.

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Explaining Purgatory to Children

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Explaining Purgatory to Children

By Colleen Pressprich

November is the month that we as Catholics set aside to pray for the dead. More specifically, we are praying for the souls in Purgatory. It’s a word that most, if not all, Catholics are familiar with, but one that some might be hard-pressed to explain, especially to children.

Here’s some information that might help you to teach your children about this very important doctrine:

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