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  • For many people, the struggle with faith is real. There are any number of deep personal issues that exacerbate the problem.
  • At the close of the Last Supper the evangelist John notes that Jesus prayed for the disciples.
  • Author says rosary 'can help us achieve peace in the world'

    The history of the rosary traces to the 13th century. It is believed that Mary gave St. Dominic the rosary to rescue the church from the Albigensian heresy.

    Initially, 150 Hail Marys were prayed as a part of the rosary.

    "The prayer of the rosary, originally composed of 150 Hail Marys, is based on the 150 psalms of the Psalter prayed in monasteries since antiquity," said Gretchen Crowe, editor-in-chief of OSV Newsweekly in Huntington, Indiana, and author of the new book "Why the Rosary, Why Now?"

  • Rosary prayer unites life with Christ, Pope says in video message

    VATICAN CITY – Christians who pray the rosary unite their own lives with Christ by meditating on his life, ministry and death, Pope Francis said.

    "This simple prayer, in fact, helps us to contemplate all that God in his love has done for us and for our salvation and helps us understand that our life is united to Christ's," the Pope said in a video message June 18 to pilgrims of the Ta Pinu Marian Shrine in Gozo, Malta.

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  • FAITH ALIVE: Mary experienced God's game-changing ways
    God is not reluctant to astonish people, it is said. That is a good thing, even when astonishing news briefly causes people to feel startled or confused -- amazed by one of life's unexpected developments.
  • FAITH ALIVE: Forgiving offenses willingly
    In the heat of the moment, with tempers flaring and family members shouting out every ill-chosen word, the power of forgiveness probably is the farthest thing from anyone's mind.
  • It is no doubt by design that, as we open the Synod on the Family this weekend that the readings for the Liturgy are focused on the complementarity of man and woman and the indissolubility of marriage. This makes, certainly, for an interesting backdrop as the bishops assemble with the pope for this fourteenth general synod.
  • FAITH ALIVE: Spiritual guides provide support and an example to emulate

    In appreciation for "the givenness of life" helps people thrive in their daily existence. The world around them needs this appreciation too. But what is "the givenness of life"?

  • Join the Readers’ Prayer Circle by remembering in prayer the special intentions from Monitor readers.

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Please note: The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.