July 23, 2014

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Footsteps of Light & Perils of Darkness: A Journey into the Faith

footprints

Our Lord once said: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.“ To tread the broad road that He mentioned is to do what many do, and remain ordinary. But for those who strive to venture upon the almost […]

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July 22, 2014

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Pledge To Be Extraordinary & Change the World

JoanofArc

Have you ever wanted to stand up for something? Now is your chance. A Church in Need of Repair In our modern world, truth has sadly become relative. The endless mixing of different “faiths,” coupled with the desire for human respect, has led far too many Catholics into sometimes subtle, or even tragically brazen, compromises […]

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July 21, 2014

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The Reality Behind the Mask: Other Religions & The Catholic Church

Teresa

I have to admit it: when I was a young girl, I was very, very, very…LOST. While I was raised in a “Catholic” home, and attended “Catholic” school (at least until the 8th grade), I unfortunately knew very little about my Catholic faith. In fact, to be honest, looking back I do not even think […]

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July 10, 2014

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A Truth Greater Than Time: Conclusion

Viva

What is the Catholic Church? Is there anyone upon this earth who can truly understand it, comprehend it, and love it for all that it is? I am afraid that, truth be told, there are far too few who can even begin to fathom its incomprehensible depths, for to know the Church is to know […]

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July 4, 2014

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Catholics: Born to Change the World, Part III

Angel

In my last two articles, I attempted to explain why Catholics are different from those who are not, and why there is simply no salvation outside of the Catholic Church. You can read those two posts here and here if you like (it will help make the following a little more clear). Yet as I […]

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May 14, 2014

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Catholics: Born to Change the World, Part II

AssisiI

Shock. Confusion. Lots of invisible question marks floating over your head. If you took the time to read my last post, then those just might be some applicable descriptions of how you were left feeling at the time. Sure, there might be a few of you out there who nodded your heads, skipped to the […]

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May 3, 2014

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Catholics: Born to Change the World

LatinMassPainting

Here’s the thing about Catholics: we were born to be extraordinary, and to change the world. Now I am not saying that Catholics are some kind of embryonic super-race;  “insta-saints” with genes of genetic gold and hearts of pure perfection. Truth be told, many of the greatest Catholics to walk the face of this earth […]

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April 30, 2014

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Be Extraordinary. Change the World!

MaryEucharistLight

Welcome Back! Are you ready to be extraordinary? To change the world? I hope so, because that is the new tag line and mission of Reclaiming the Sacred! Be Extraordinary. Change the World. Ok, to be honest, that has always been the mission of this site. I just did not know how to put it […]

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March 12, 2014

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Now Accepting Spare Caves: A Public Announcement, With A Few Other Thoughts

Fr.L

This is just a shout out to let everyone know (i.e. anyone who is left that cares – are my three two readers still out there?) that Reclaiming the Sacred will be set to private sometime soon. I am not officially shutting the site down, but I do need some time to privately experiment with […]

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January 5, 2014

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A Clear Creek Abbey Documentary, Part II: The Call To Prayer

St. Benedict

If you have not been keeping up with my mini-documentary on Clear Creek Abbey, a remnant of medieval Europe in the heartland of America, then you might not be aware that something historically and liturgically extraordinary is happening in the most unexpected of locales: the hills of Oklahoma. And it all began with St. Benedict. […]

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