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Finding freedom in forgiveness

Finding freedom in forgiveness In 1917, the Mother of God appeared six times in a village in Portugal to three young children: Lucia Santos, and Francisco and Jacinta Marto.  Prior to these apparitions, an “Angel of Peace” made three appearances to the children and emphasized the importance of prayer and sacrifi...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Divine Mercy in my soul...

Divine Mercy in my soul... New life emerging in spring with the message of eternal life in the Easter Season is inspiring!  Yet, in the midst of this promise our world is troubled!  God in His merciful wisdom has given us all that we need to find peace in a world of pain.  St. Augustine referred to the Easter...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Zoe Cannon

Zoe Cannon Good Friday is the day when Christians observe the crucifixion of Jesus Christ –  His death on the cross at Calvary.  I was explaining the events of Good Friday to my 4-year-old grandson; his reply was quite literal, “What is good about that?”  Jesus died so that we...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

You anoint my head with oil....

You anoint my head with oil.... “Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be; even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church” (Ignatius of Antioch, 1st century A.D.).   A Chrism Mass is celebrated during Holy Week in every Catholic diocese. This special Mass of great religious significance...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Light in the Lenten Season

A Light in the Lenten Season We are reminded in the Season of Lent of how much God loves us!  It is a time to reflect on sacrifice and reparation, but most important we must show appreciation for the greatest gift of God’s love in the Paschal Mystery of Christ!  The passion, death, and Resurrection of Jesus are...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Passionate Shepherd!

The Passionate Shepherd! “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing this some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2).     God serves us every day with gifts from His Kingdom. He created the people we enjoy, the food we eat the shelter that comforts us and the Ch...
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

My Hope is in the Lord!

My Hope is in the Lord! I am so grateful for my Catholic faith!  We live because Jesus lives! “Do you think I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on there will be five in one household divided, three against two and two against three” (Luke 12:52). This pas...
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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

God has blessed America

God has blessed America How do you rationalize the spiritual and secular differences in your life?  Some people may believe that spiritual things mean more to God than worldly things.  This assumption could be concerning because most of our lives are spent at work, school, grocery stores and doing mundane things...
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

We are children of God

We are children of God Who is Jesus to you?     He is the most exceptional human ever born, as the Incarnation of God.  He is the only person whose birth was preannounced by an angel.  He was born in a stable in the city of Bethlehem, which means “House of Bread,” to a virgin named Mary &#...
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Gift Goes On...

The Gift Goes On... The Christmas Season is a time for presents and giving.  To know Christ is the perfect gift!  The reign of God empowers the world.  We must embody the work of Jesus so that we may accept Christ fully when He comes.  "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016