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J.Q. Tomanek

Don’t be too narrow

After all these years, what has Pope Francis meant by the thought of being “narrow?” I have heard it plenty of times in different circumstances

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J.Q. Tomanek

Communion of Saints

While it is still August, I am beginning to look forward to the Fall. Yes, I am partly anticipating cooler months but this season also

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J.Q. Tomanek

Small Diocese, Great Vocations

The Diocese of Victoria was recently blessed by two wonderful events. We received our new bishop, Bishop Brendan Cahill, and welcomed our largest priestly ordination

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J.Q. Tomanek

Interview with Allison: Tiny house dweller

“The moral causes of prosperity… reside in a constellation of virtues: industriousness, competence, order, honesty, initiative, frugality, thrift, spirit of service, keeping one’s word, daring

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Raising family and tiny homes

“The moral causes of prosperity… reside in a constellation of virtues: industriousness, competence, order, honesty, initiative, frugality, thrift, spirit of service, keeping one’s word, daring

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J.Q. Tomanek

Give It Some Time

It seems like every announcement from Rome creates instant clash between different Catholics. One side is “See, Pope Francis is getting rid of the old

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Prayer
J.Q. Tomanek

I wonder…

I wonder if Mary had seen angels before the Annunication. She was troubled by Gabriel’s words but nothing is mentioned about just being in the

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J.Q. Tomanek

Nilly Willy Catholics

In the last post, I considered the Collateral Damage Catholic (CDC). The best way for me to generalize this particular person is “all head and

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Collateral Damage Catholics

The Church calls the living faithful “Church Militant.” We are in warfare and that is a fact. We must, however, be very careful because we

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J.Q. Tomanek

Did you hear…

…he is homosexual. …she uses the pill. …she had an abortion. …he sleeps around. …he uses illegal drugs. …he is liberal. …she worked at Planned

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J.Q. Tomanek

Lover of Poverty

Today is the Feast of St. Joseph. He is special to us because he was special to Jesus. I would like to reflect on a

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Keep Austin Catholic

I recently traveled to Austin for my wife’s Half Ironman. She did great. We had a chance to go to a pre-race confession at St.

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10 Tips for Evangelization

Jesus Christ, the model par excellence of evangelization, turned over tables and called spiritual authorities “vipers”, but in regards to the world around Him he

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