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Jesus: The Great Interrupter

Published on July 17th, 2016 | by Lianna Mueller

“Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left ... Read More


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Seeing the Invisible God

Published on July 13th, 2016 | by Marissa Standage

Don’t we all long to see God? Yet, so much of the time, He remains largely invisible to us. How does He reveal Himself in our day-to-day lives? When we want to see someone we can’t ... Read More


Spirituality

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Are We Making Peace a Priority?

Published on July 11th, 2016 | by AnneMarie Miller

I am a recovering control freak. For much of my life, I would be anxious about the future. I would succumb to stress or overthink various matters and circumstances. My heart would be full of questions, ... Read More


Mary

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July, Month of the Sacred Blood

Published on July 9th, 2016 | by Mary Proffit Kimmel

The heart of Jesus has made this adorable Blood circulate in His limbs; wherefore, as on the feast of the Sacred Heart, the Gospel presents to our view the thrust of the lance which pierced the ... Read More


Prayer

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The Little Saint of Great Mercy

Published on July 6th, 2016 | by Erin Cain

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Maria Goretti, the Little Saint of Great Mercy. Her story reminds us that we are never beyond hope, that no one is beyond the reach of God’s grace. By ... Read More


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Spiritual Direction from a Mediocre Homilist

Published on July 5th, 2016 | by Russell Brewer

This is a post about a Spanish Jesuit priest, who, according to his superior, “is a mediocre preacher and hears confessions and is fit for nothing more” (Walsh 123). Now we have to add a caveat: he ... Read More


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Try Not To Obsess

Published on July 1st, 2016 | by Kasia I.

I tend to obsess over certain things or situations. I spent a day at Cedar Point a couple weeks ago. Around lunchtime, I stepped into a cutesy pastel-colored establishment set up to look like a fifties ... Read More


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One Rule To Follow To Grow In Holiness

Published on July 1st, 2016 | by Thomas Clements

The Theological Virtue of Hope helps us to see that we are not made for this world and our true home is waiting for us in heaven. However, we are not meant to simply sit on ... Read More


Prayer

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The Visitor

Published on June 27th, 2016 | by Ryan Kraeger

I don’t know what to make of these Conjugal visits of ours, Whether they make things better Or worse between us. I have suffered more than you know To make them possible And it would break ... Read More


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The Time I Didn’t Evangelize My Doctor

Published on June 22nd, 2016 | by Emma King

A couple of weeks ago, while traveling for a friend’s wedding, I suddenly developed what can only be described as a mini Mount Vesuvius on my knee. The random, swollen, fluid-filled monstrosity eventually became bad enough ... Read More


Family

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What Ms. Frizzle Taught Me

Published on June 19th, 2016 | by Angie Windnagle

(This post originally appeared on www.yellowpelican.net) It started with an episode of the Magic School Bus and ended with a trip to Urgent Care. Last summer, we had just moved to a new city and had ... Read More


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Mr, Mrs, Dr…Why have titles?

Published on June 18th, 2016 | by Bernard Toutounji

It is evident that along with the collapse of so many aspects of Western Society from the mid twentieth century onwards, we have witnessed a general casualisation of the way we refer to other people; that ... Read More


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