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Do not be anxious about anything...pray and give thanks!

Do not be anxious about anything...pray and give thanks! Are you on a mission for God?  He gives us all assignments, and many times they are not within the realm of our comfort zone.  Distractions can distance us from the goal; sometimes it is necessary to find a quiet place where the voic...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

What is irreplaceable in your life?

“We’ve had enough of exhortations to be silent! Cry out with a hundred thousand voices.  I see the world is rotten because of silence.” This 13th-century quote from St Catherine of Siena challenges us to become better evangelists, but it must be done with love.  Being si...
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Vocations and Preparing the Soul!

Vocations and Preparing the Soul! I recently participated in the 40th running of the One America 500 Festival Mini Marathon. It is organized during the month of May in Indianapolis as part of the 500 Race Festivities.  Over 30,000 people lined up in their designated corrals very early on this cool May morning with a chance of...
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Your Place in the Kingdom of God

Your Place in the Kingdom of God Scripture tells us that the throne of God stands forever, and in Psalm 45 we read of the Kingdom of God and its Queen. The Catholic Church honors Mary during the month of May.  She is the Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and, as the Mother of our Church, she is Queen of the Kingdom here on Earth...
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

The fire of His love

The fire of His love Sometimes we just don’t get it!  We live in a complicated world, searching for answers and occasionally living in fear.  The news media and the current political arena remind us daily that we need to be attentive.  All our concerns can be calmed with a little common sense and e...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Seeking the Mercy of God

Seeking the Mercy of God Scripture provides many accounts of individuals who walked the earth with Jesus.  The story of one particular companion gives us reason to pause and think about our own sinfulness, especially during the Jubilee of Mercy.  The conversion of one person can make a difference in the world!...
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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Called To Witness....

Called To Witness.... Lent is a time for great reflection!  We anticipate the Easter season, a time of hope and new life, but do we really understand our participation in the salvation of souls?    The collective witness of Simon of Cyrene (who carried the cross), Veronica (who wiped Jesus’ face), a...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hope is never futile

Hope is never futile “I Thirst.”  These were some of the last words spoken by Jesus on the cross. He knew that all things would be accomplished by His death, and that Scripture would be fulfilled.   Jesus proclaimed on the Sermon on the Mount that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness woul...
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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The Truth That Sets Us Free!

The Truth That Sets Us Free! Jesus Christ is our greatest teacher!  His companion, St. Paul, provides us with important catechesis for times of adversity and joy.  Paul emphasizes that God is faithful and calls us into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ.  He reveals that Christ did not send him to baptize, but...
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Jesus is the Way… every day!

Jesus is the Way… every day! “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment" (Matt. 22:37-38).   The Holy Spirit inspired the words of the bible, and chosen people of God have passed it down for our benefit. There are many...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016