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Haunted American History: 1779 Unexplainable Events that Converted many Catholics

An account from the "Father of American Catholic History" tells the spooky tale. For many – particularly those who have experienced religious persecution – the first thing...
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KNOW: That Latin Prayer R.I.P.

The abbreviation RIP that's frequently found on gravestones has an ancient history tied to Catholic funeral ceremonies. Found on gravestones throughout the world, R.I.P. is...
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Aleteia – 6 Exorcism prayers to cast out a demonic presence

Aleteia.org presented these ancient prayers invoke God's power to dispel the darkness of evil. Catholics firmly believe in the existence of fallen angelic spiritual beings,...
Prayer Padre Pio gave after receiving Holy Communion

Prayer Padre Pio gave after receiving Holy Communion

This beautiful prayer attests to Padre Pio's immense love of Jesus in the Eucharist. PRAYER OF PADRE PIO AFTER RECEIVING COMMUNION Stay with me, Lord, because...
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Museum of the Souls of Purgatory – Built to prove Purgatory exists

Built to prove Purgatory exists, the museum's collection includes scorched handprints of those seeking our prayers. Located on the bank of the River Tiber, not...