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What Did Jesus Pray For?

What Did Jesus Pray For? “There is one body and one spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:5-6). As baptized Catholics, we have an obligation to work toward Christian unity. Our witness to the world represents the divine...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Are You Simon of Cyrene or Veronica?

Are You Simon of Cyrene or Veronica? “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10). There is a right and necessary way to live. “The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman...
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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Be the Creation that God intended

Be the Creation that God intended “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way” (Psalm 25:90). “When trying to evangelize no tool is more effective than that of a personal witness.  People can argue with points of doctrine, but no one can argue with a personal testimony.” –St. F...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Each Child Is An Unrepeatable Gift From God!

Each Child Is An Unrepeatable Gift From God! ‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” 9Proverbs 22:60.  Respect, responsibility, and reputation are essential in sustaining a healthy society.  When I peruse social media or watch the national news, I see an absen...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The art of conversation

The art of conversation “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person” (Colossians 4:6). The ability to communicate is essential to our wellbeing. The use of the spoken word is important, but when sharing thoughts it is not alwa...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

The significance of sharing a meal together

The significance of sharing a meal together “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst’” (John 6:35). When a new year begins, we challenge ourselves to change old habits with new promises. This article is not about exercising or eating...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Prepare with the light of Christ in your home

Prepare with the light of Christ in your home “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed” (Matthew 8:8).  In this gospel passage from Matthew, Jesus is entering the city of Capernaum when a centurion approaches with a request to heal a paralyzed servant in his home....
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The spiritual and physical life

The spiritual and physical life “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2). We are called to be Disciples of Christ; but in doing this, we must accept His teachings. This is chall...
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The faithful witness

The faithful witness “Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter: he who finds one has found a treasure.  Faithful friends are beyond price; no amount can balance their worth.  Faithful friends are life-saving remedies; and those who fear the Lord will find them”( Sirach 6:14-16).   God has g...
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Thursday, November 08, 2018

A cloud of witnesses

A cloud of witnesses Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26).  Throughout the history of civilization, man has struggled with incivility, division and war. The sins of disobedience and pride are destructive. There are days when it seems lik...
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018