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It’s all about Love

September 7, AD 2016 1 Comment
It’s all about Love

There are a great variety of vocations in life, but all require a deep, persistent love.  Whether we look at our vocation in general terms and consider whether we are called to the religious life or the sacrament of marriage, or else look at the more detailed aspects of our vocation—which includes the place and […]

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Man and Morality: The Truth that Sets us Free

August 10, AD 2016 1 Comment
Man and Morality: The Truth that Sets us Free

The human person knows by nature that there is a certain code by which he must live.  Man also knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he wants to be happy.  As fallen human beings, we often sense a strain between the natural law and our innermost need for happiness.  In the world today there are many […]

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Seeing the Invisible God

July 13, AD 2016 0 Comments
Seeing the Invisible God

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 actually meet, such as a loved one who moved far away, we often keep pictures—images—in our homes. Now we […]

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Our Lady Said “Yes!”

May 18, AD 2016 1 Comment
Our Lady Said “Yes!”

During this beautiful month of May, dedicated to Our Lady, it is fitting to consider the qualities of Our Lady’s character that we so love. Of the many attributes of Our Blessed Mother, one that shines out through all her virtues is her total openness to the will of God. For most of us, it’s […]

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“When Man was Rejected of Men”

March 23, AD 2016 1 Comment
“When Man was Rejected of Men”

In one of his greatest works, The Everlasting Man, author G.K. Chesterton takes a few pages to reflect on the Passion of Christ, the Son of Man. Noting that mankind had already done everything it could to seek its true purpose and search for God—from the philosophers to the mythmakers, to the crowning Roman Empire […]

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Why Sacrifice for Lent?

February 24, AD 2016 0 Comments
Why Sacrifice for Lent?

It’s two weeks now since Ash Wednesday, and most Catholics have given up some desirable thing as a sacrifice. For instance, most families I know (including my own) give up sweets. I can still remember very well, as a young person, what a great sacrifice this was! But why do we give up things we […]

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Trials of Trust

January 27, AD 2016 1 Comment
Trials of Trust

How many times have you said “I trust You” to God in prayer, and yet felt unsure of what you were saying? How often do we as Catholics profess unwavering confidence in Our Lord one moment, and then start worrying over the struggles, sorrows, and strife of our daily lives the very next minute? Our […]

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Choral Music in the Churches: Part I, Inculturation

January 26, AD 2016 0 Comments
Choral Music in the Churches: Part I, Inculturation

When I imagine liturgists, this is what comes to mind: Inculturation, the adaptation of liturgical texts, languages, rites, and, most especially, of music, to respect or reflect the sensibilities of various peoples, while certainly a watchword in the postconciliar Church, has been a reality from the very beginning of Christian history. At some point in the […]

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Obedience in the Year of Mercy

January 13, AD 2016 4 Comments
Obedience in the Year of Mercy

Truly, we need obedience to remain one with the Church, learn proper humility, and open ourselves to the graces that flow from God’s merciful heart.

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Christmas: It’s More Than 12 Days Long!

December 28, AD 2015 0 Comments
Christmas: It’s More Than 12 Days Long!

Merry Christmas! Yes, that’s right, it’s still Christmas. Even though many stores and parks take down their decorations after December 25 or once the year 2015 ends, we continue to celebrate Christ’s birth in this glorious season. Our churches continue to be adorned with greenery, poinsettias, and Nativity sets, and statues of the Wise Men […]

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The Beauty of (Our) Fall

November 18, AD 2015 2 Comments
The Beauty of (Our) Fall

We as Christians are called to a life of death and resurrection. Dying to ourselves, dying to our sin, dying to our desires.

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Missing Christ

July 23, AD 2015 1 Comment
Missing Christ

While visiting another parish for mass a few weeks ago, the priest spoke on this Sunday gospel: Hence, he went into his own country; and his disciples followed him. [2]And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were in admiration at his doctrine, saying: How came […]

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Book Review: The Curious Little Catholic Series

April 23, AD 2015 2 Comments
Book Review: The Curious Little Catholic Series

When I first heard of the new Curious Little Catholic series I jumped for joy. As the mother of a two year old and a 14 month old, I am always looking for ways to enrich their faith lives and especially look for Catholic items and toys to bring to Mass (I’d let my kids […]

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Don’t Cry Over Spilt Green Chili

January 23, AD 2015 3 Comments
Don’t Cry Over Spilt Green Chili

Arriving home from grocery shopping one afternoon, I sensed an imminent meltdown from my 9 month old son. He was overtired and still upset that I did not let him grab and chew on all of the exciting things he could see in the grocery store. I surveyed the heap of grocery bags in my […]

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Clinging to Tradition

December 31, AD 2014 3 Comments
Clinging to Tradition

This time of year is usually filled with traditions: both family traditions and liturgical traditions, which shape our experience of Christmas. Traditions serve a great purpose in our lives. We are creatures of habit, and circling back to favorite traditions year after year helps us focus on those things that are most important, and it […]

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