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Antigonus and Euphrasia, Evangelizers

How many people must we convert, or return to the church, or keep in the church, in order to qualify as an evangelizer? As Scott Hahn has said, mothers and fathers are the primary evangelizers. Thus, the answer could be:…

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Suffering & Sweetness

Days ago this quote came to my inbox: “All the honey that can be gathered from the flowers of this world has less sweetness than the vinegar and gall of Jesus Christ our Lord” (Ignatius of Loyola). Days ago I…

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What the Zebedee Family Got Right (And How We Shouldn’t React)

By virtue of baptism, we are joined to Jesus Christ–and thus, supernaturally joined to all other baptized-believers. It’s a powerful reality! But, this truth can often be hard to see behind the human struggles we have when it comes to…

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But…..It’s Just Me

So we have arrived at the place that Bishop Fulton Sheen, John XXIII and JPII told us was imminent.  We’re there, the society that scoffs at all forms of life, ridicules God and has named every sin as good if…

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Hope…

Then you will know that I am the Lord; no one who waits for my help will be disappointed.                                           …

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Hospitality

Genesis 18:1-10 Yahweh appeared to him at the Oak of Mamre while he was sitting by the entrance of the tent during the hottest part of the day. He looked up, and there he saw three men standing near him….

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The Lord’s Prayer Part 8 – A Peace the World Cannot Give

“But deliver us from evil.” I have never completely understood those who criticize the Catholic faith by pointing to all of the evil in the world. While the problem of pain is a key struggle that many of us have,…

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Martha and Mary

Readings for July 17, 2016, the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time I once got a harsh letter from a Baptist lady protesting that she could not find the word “Catholic” anywhere in the Bible. True, the earliest occurrence of the…

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The Families That Prays Together and Those That Don’t: God loves them all!

“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of…

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Betrothed at Birth

I have an arranged marriage. As long I can remember, Janet was my wife….my betrothed actually, but that was just a detail. We didn’t take vows until the appropriate time, but regardless, the decision had been made for us by…