Apologetics

Our Lady Aparecida — The Real Madonna of the Amazon

What with all the kerfuffle over the Pachamama carvings, I wonder why Our Lady Aparecida has been so overlooked. At World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil, Pope Francis made sure to visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida, the second-largest Marian shrine in the world. Consecrated in 1980 by Pope John …

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Respect devotees of KFC; don’t put the statue of Colonel Sanders in Church

Suppose a Catholic loves Kentucky Fried Chicken and talks about it incessantly. His fellow co-religionists may find it odd, worry about his arteries, but would likely consider him harmlessly eccentric. Suppose KFC Catholic decides to take it one step further. He carries the statue of Colonel Sanders in procession, places it on the altar, and …

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Ascension Launches New Program to Engage Catholics and Encourage Evangelization in 2019 and Beyond

“The 99” is a three-part system for evangelization aimed at kick-starting a renewal within parish walls and beyond. West Chester, PA, June 24, 2019 – Ascension has launched a new system for evangelization called The 99 to engage Catholics and encourage them to evangelize the Church, their communities, and the culture. The system is made up of three parts, each …

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Groundbreaking Confirmation Program Celebrates 5th Anniversary, Half a Million Teens’ Lives Touched

Carrie Kline: Ascension’s Chosen Program Has Formed Over Half a Million Teens and Looks Towards Bright Future Ahead of 5th Anniversary of the Program West Chester, PA, May 21, 2019 – More than half a million teens have gone through Ascension’s Chosen program, and ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Confirmation program, Ascension and …

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Why I Asked Mom to Burn the Statues of the Saints and the Three Things I Realized

Guest post by Bernz Caasi. “Aren’t you scared of what you are saying? Have you already lost your respect for God and your grandparents?” My mom was in tremendous shock when I came home one day and told her to burn all our religious statues. For a moment, she thought that I was out of …

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