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How do we love our neighbors?

July 4, AD 2017 0 Comments
How do we love our neighbors?

When I was young, my siblings and I would often play with a soccer ball in our backyard. Inevitably, someone would powerfully kick the ball and it would go sailing over the privacy fence and into someone else’s yard. While we wanted our ball back, it was a rare occasion that any of us actually […]

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Better Off, Not Better

December 13, AD 2016 0 Comments
Better Off, Not Better

A long time ago in my college dorm room, I was showing a friend the blog Creative Minority Report. It takes its name from Pope Benedict’s exhortation, “Believing Christians should look upon themselves as such a creative minority and … espouse once again the best of its heritage, thereby being at the service of humankind […]

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Communion of Saints

August 20, AD 2015 0 Comments
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 contains a number of feast days that warm my heart. Some close to my heart include St. Francis, St. Therese of Lisieux, Guardian Angels, the Archangels, All Souls, and All […]

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Your Parish Home

June 19, AD 2015 0 Comments
Your Parish Home

In the “olden days”, the parish was a central part of a community. Parishes were split up based on boundary lines – where you lived determined which parish you would be a part of. Also, a majority of parishes had schools connected to them. Spiritual and social events abounded. Nowadays, Catholics tend to be more […]

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The Family as the Basic Unit of Society

July 23, AD 2013 3 Comments
The Family as the Basic Unit of Society

“The family is the original cell of social life. It is the natural society in which husband and wife are called to give themselves in love and in the gift of life. Authority, stability, and a life of relationships within the family constitute the foundations for freedom, security, and fraternity within society. The family is […]

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Christians, Be Wildflowers Not Wallflowers!

July 6, AD 2013 16 Comments
Christians, Be Wildflowers Not Wallflowers!

In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells us to “learn from the way the wildflowers grow” (6:28). They do not “work and spin,” they just sway in the wind of their God, accepting whatever comes their way: rain or sun. So what can we learn from wildflowers? Here are some ideas: 1. Embrace Your Uniqueness: Wildflowers have […]

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Pew Isolation

June 18, AD 2013 41 Comments
Pew Isolation

I recently had dinner with three fabulous girls. One is married, the other two are single. Our conversation turned towards the single life and we discussed how one of the most difficult things for a single girl is attending Sunday Mass. You walk into church  and find yourself in a pew surrounded by families on […]

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The Loneliness of Singlehood

July 25, AD 2012 14 Comments
The Loneliness of Singlehood

“You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have eyes to see” Mother Teresa profoundly remarks in this video (at about 2:20). She explains that, “Material poverty you can always satisfy with material. The unwanted, the unloved, the uncared, the forgotten, the lonely: this is much greater poverty” (at 4:15). There are many that […]

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