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Can A Catholic Ever Choose Abortion?

Right now in our Culture War, we have several pieces of legislation passing in different states that are the extremes of the abortion question. Some, like New York, have made abortion available until the moment of birth. Others, like my…

A Light in the Storm

For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)   Darkness: How many…

The Thrill

80’s music, love it or hate it or somewhere in between, it’s what my high school and college days were full of and when I hear those songs it brings back memories of dances in the gym, clubs, and dates…

Blessed Are the Poor at Christmas

Christianity and Communism

A few days ago, I had a friend of mine ask me what are the differences between Christianity and Communism. He asked because some of his associates were stating that the two world-views were compatible with each other. Communism is…

Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety seems to be on many peoples’ minds lately. Severe anxiety is becoming so prevalent in today’s society that it is increasingly being called a “plague”.  Many of us experience anxiety all too often. Some anxiety is a normal part…

Mary, Extraordinary Evangelist

If we walk with Mary through Luke 1:26-39 from the Annunciation to the Visitation, we’ll see how Mary’s encounter with God’s messenger changed her life. Mary’s yes triggered a new level of God’s power in her through the Holy Spirit….

Mercy is an Act of Faith

Yesterday was the Feast of Divine Mercy. It is a devotion of special significance to me. The Mercy of God has been the focal point of my spiritual life since it truly began. At the services yesterday, the priest preached…

Embracing Edith Stein: Wisdom for Women from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross by Anne Costa

Do you ever sense the Holy Spirit introducing you to people so they can help you on your journey? I often do. And thanks to the Holy Spirit I’ve met many great saints and writers – Julian of Norwich, St….

Saint Peter, One of Us

The Inconstant Soul

As we are in the midst of Holy Week there are many momentous things upon which we can reflect. Something that is striking me is the theme of inconsistency. We can constantly see throughout the Gospels that the disciples run…

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Ecumenism

Ecumenism, the desire for unity among Christians of different denominations, is something that waxes and wanes in the Christian community. Unity between Christians at times seems near at hand, tantalizingly just out of reach, and at other times it seems…