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Join us for a Brand New Study Series Dr. Tim Gray—a gifted teacher and scholar from the Augustine Institute—offers an intensive and fascinating course on the life and meaning of St. Peter. Bringing together Biblical stories, historical knowledge, solid Church teaching, and personal insights, Dr. Gray gives a fresh perspecti...

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The Fall ALPHA course at Visitation BVM - FAITH - is yours a Fixer-Upper, Rebuild it with ALPHA Course Will begin on: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM with dinner in the Visitation School Library, 190 N. Trooper Rd, Trooper, PA 19403 (entrance closest to corner of Chestnut Ave. and N. Trooper Rd) Our evening ends promptly a...

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Clergy Abuse—Separating Factual Data from Emotional Hysteria:  Please do not think, for a millisecond, that I am speaking defensively about the current crises in our church around clerical abuse & Episcopal cover-ups—for there is absolutely no defending horrific crimes against the young & vulnerable nor their bein...

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This article was printed in the August 19th bulletin. “It’s like déjà vu all over again!”:  This line is attributed to the late, great Yogi Berra; & it comes to mind upon the recent release of the grand jury report that investigated clergy sexual abuse & its consequent cover-ups within 6 dioceses in the s...

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Friends, Please watch and share my most recent video with your family, friends, and pastor. In light of the recent scandals, I know many people are wondering whether they should remain in the Catholic Church. And I totally get that; the outrage is warranted. But in this time of crisis, I beg you not to flee, but to figh...

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September 24th, 2018 – 6:30-8:30pm  Learn Natural Family Planning (NFP)Engaged and married couples, as well as single women and men, are invited to learn about NFP.  You will learn the signs of fertility of a woman's body and how to achieve or postpone pregnancy in this Church-approved method of family planning for ...

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AbbeyFest 2018 September 22, 2018, 1-9:30 PM Join us for the 5th AbbeyFest -- the premier celebration of family, friends, and contemporary Catholic/Christian music in the greater Philadelphia area.  In addition to the music, there are hundreds of Christian vendors, food court, family and kid-friendly activities, Confession, ...

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​Our Annual 40 Hours Devotion Opening Mass:  Sunday, Sept. 30th, 10:15am Evening Reflections: Sunday, Sept. 30th,7pm Monday, October 1st, 7pm Tuesday, October 2nd, 7pm (Closing Procession) Guest homilist:  Fr. Matthew Brody, Recently ordained, Assistant at St. Peter and Paul in West Chester.

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