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The breath of life

The breath of life “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). Our world is very troubled, and the coping skills for real problem solving are in crisis as well.  There are many different ways to tackle the challenges of life, especi...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Love beyond words

Love beyond words “A voice is calling, ‘Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; make smooth in the desert a highway for our God’” (Isaiah 40:3).   This “voice” was prophesied in the Old Testament by Isaiah and foretold through John the Baptist in the New Testament....
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Freedom for the real mission

Freedom for the real mission Is your life muddled with things of this world, or do you live in the world as a soldier of Christ?  I am very grateful to be a Catholic who was born and raised in the United States of America.  This good fortune provides me with the freedom to worship the traditions and teachings of the...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Small details...great discoveries

Small details...great discoveries Gratitude for the gift of faith “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). This scripture passage is very comforting because we are reminded that God’s timing and His plans for our lives are more perfect t...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Faith … the greatest legacy

Faith … the greatest legacy “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).   Our world is desperate for peace and lost without God. How can we change the disorder created by this lack of faith and the brokenness of God’s family?  Saint Mother Teresa...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017

How to evangelize like Jesus

How to evangelize like Jesus “Then God said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3).   A miracle happens every day!  By the power of God we wake up each morning to a rising sun, which provides us with light that is crucial to all life on earth!  The sun may be a plain ol...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

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