Archive | October, 2018

St. Paul Center Pittsburgh Dinner

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Scott and Kimberly Hahn extend a warm invitation to you for our dinner event at LeMont Restaurant on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Please join us as we return to Pittsburgh for an evening honoring old and new friends alike. While our National Gala Dinner is moving to Atlanta, GA, in 2019,

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The Communion of Saints, Indulgences, and Luther: A Primer

The Catholic Church’s practice of indulgences and in her claimed authority to distribute them, she expresses an intercessory and administrative authority that has been endowed to her for the benefit of her children. This notion has been radically imagined in the idea of a family storehouse of extrinsic merits, which the Church distributes and imputes

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Fifth Annual Gala Highlights

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Fifth Annual Gala Dinner. Our Gala has become one of our most popular, and most blessed, events. It’s certainly one of the most anticipated events for our staff, as we get the pleasure of meeting our friends and supporters in person and sharing the exciting work

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The Burning Coal: Eucharist in the Old Testament

If I asked you to identify passages in Sacred Scripture that speak about the Eucharist, what passages would come to mind? Perhaps the Last Supper accounts in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Or maybe Jesus’s synagogue sermon on the Bread of Life in the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel. One might also cite

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Recovering Halloween

Halloween has been murdered. No, that’s not the start of a tacky horror movie. Rather, it’s a sober assessment of the culture. How do I know that this holiday has been done to death? Because if I were to say, “Halloween is an opportunity to help young people to get excited about their journey to

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What does the Church teach about Purgatory, human spirit hauntings

Do Catholics Believe in Ghosts?: Church Teaching on Purgatory

Catholicism is clear on the existence of a soul that survives the body, an accounting before God, and an eternal condition in either heaven or hell. Catholics also believe in purgatory: a temporary condition for the soul that has passed personal judgment but still has the temporal component of sins to atone for before attaining

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