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He is to be praised forever.

Psalm 111:10

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Three Myths About Aging
Written by Sister Mary Kirene Glavich, SND   

 06_26_14_cover_Three_Myths_About_Aging.jpgPublished July 1981

I contend that we have been brainwashed into seeing old age as a disease rather than the last and most beautiful phase of human life, which God intended it to be—the golden age.

Old age can be a time of discovery, a time to meet aspects of ourselves we never knew, to develop talents and follow up on interests….

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A Salute to Vietnam Vets
Written by Edward R. Walsh   

tbt_cover a salute to vietnam vets.jpgPublished November 1985

Approximately two and a half million young men and women served in U.S. military forces during the Vietnam War. Many still carry repressed memories of violence and terror, with frightening flashbacks fueling living nightmares.

 “They want us to try to understand what they suffered, to accept them, to respect them—in short to care.”—A direct quote from the author.

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Our Lord and Women
Written by Pía Septién   

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Bringing His Teachings to Life Today

By giving of their time, talents, and treasures, women today play a major role in enacting the teachings of Jesus Christ.

At the core of the New Testament we find the kerygma: the proclamation of what Jesus Christ did. The confession that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah who died, was buried, rose again on the third day, and is seated at the right hand of the Father is not a theory or a philosophy. It is a truth that we, as Christians, hold close to our hearts. Therefore, we can say the kerygma continues to transform people and their environment. 

Jesus, as the Christ, is the cornerstone of this transformative event. Without a doubt, his words and deeds shaped a new culture, where the dignity of humans as sons and daughters of God is the foundation. Our Western civilization—with its ethical value system where women and men are an integral part of society—sprang from this certainty.

A Positive Approach to Sex
Written by James Leehan, O.S.C.   
0703_Throwback_Thursday_Cover.jpgPublished July 1966

Teens on Target Section

Written in response to a reader’s letter~

The big difficulty with sex in the modern world is not its quantity but its quality. Everwhere you look there are a million contradictions. In the books and movies you are told it’s great! It’s glorious and fun! Then someone whispers a joke behind Sister’s back or snickers at a question in class and suddenly sex becomes dirty, “somethin’ ya don’t talk about.”

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So You Miss Mass
Written by F.M. Lee   


“A bit of hard, straight talk to that sad segment of Catholics who, for silly reasons, miss Mass on Sundays.”—lead in written by the author.

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Race Relations: A Major Test for Modern Christians
Written by James J. Gallagher   

021966_Liguorian_Cover.jpg Published February 1966

The question of the rights and privileges of our colored fellow citizens is not just the removal of certain abuses. It is a far deeper question: that of setting at liberty those positive spiritual qualities that the Negro people are called—in God’s divine providence—to contribute to the good of all our citizenship.

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Let's go back in time...
Written by Editor   

More than 100 years in publication yields a lot of content! Join us for Throwback Thursdays to trek back in time and see how Liguorian has always been in line with what's relevant.

Birth Control: What did the Council Say?
Written by Daniel L. Lowery, CSsR   

050814_Liguorian_TT.jpgPublished April 1966

The Liguorian editors continue to receive letters from obviously sincere people asking questions about birth control. A very common question is: “What did the Ecumenical Council actually say about birth control?”

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Moved by the Holy Spirit
Written by John Gresham   

March 2014

May-June 2014

Through daily prayer to the Holy Spirit, a young Polish boy struggling with his homework was transformed into the holy pope now known as John Paul the Great. 

A twelve-year-old boy was having trouble with his studies. His father opened the family prayer book and pointed to the Holy Spirit. He instructed his son to pray it every day. As the boy prayed to the Holy Spirit every day, he found that this divine teacher did indeed help him learn.

That boy grew to become quite a scholar. More significant, he eventually became a priest and then a bishop, and in 1978 was elected as Pope John Paul II.

He remained obedient to his father, praying to the Holy Spirit every day of his life. Even on his deathbed, when he could no longer speak, another priest helped him.

Through daily prayer to the Holy Spirit, a young Polish boy struggling with his homework was transformed into the holy pope now known as John Paul the Great.