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The true meaning of freedom

The true meaning of freedom "I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments" (Psalm 119:45).  It is important to share the truth about faith and God’s plan for life with those we love because the current culture seems to accept an attitude of relativism; if it feels good, it must be alright....
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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

The Gift of Kindness

The Gift of Kindness   "Truly I say to you, unless you are changed and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3). When Jesus said, “become like little children,” he was teaching us about the importance of having a sincere and beautiful heart!  Pride is the great...
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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Talk to God … and share with one another

Talk to God … and share with one another   “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14  I love history, particularly reading, learning, and sharing the accounts of holy men and women of great faith. The witness of spiritual heroes...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Serving God and country

Serving God and country “There is no greater love says the Lord, than to lay down your life for a friend” (John 15:13).  The 2019 Memorial Day Weekend was filled with great opportunities in my corner of the world, and each one represented the meaning of this column’s title:  “Gratitude fo...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Mary Help of Christians

Mary Help of Christians “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel” (Genesis 3:15). The “New Eve” – Mary, the Mother of God – is the woman mentioned in Genesis, and we know whose...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Prudence, Prayer, Patience....

Prudence, Prayer, Patience.... "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion” (Proverbs 8:12). Prudence is a cardinal virtue that enables correct knowledge of things to be done and of things to avoid. It helps us recognize in all situations what is good and evil and empowers a person to acquire suita...
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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Accept one another … as Christ accepted you

Accept one another … as Christ accepted you “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to br...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

The love of a grandparent

The love of a grandparent “But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children” (Psalm 103:17). Grandparents are the glue of the family; they have lived and heard all the inherited, treasured stories. They are forerunner...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

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