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A leap of faith

A leap of faith   Do you believe in miracles?  Some people believe that miracle events ceased with the end of the apostolic era. Other people may be curious about why there are no miracles today; I wonder why they don’t see them.  I read a book titled, “The Miracle Chase;” the thre...
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Monday, February 09, 2015

The hidden treasures of life

The hidden treasures of life We are now celebrating in the Ordinary Time of our Liturgical Calendar in the Catholic Church.  We marched through the Advent and Christmas Season with so many joyful reasons to celebrate.  The meaning behind these feast days and events, which are part of our salvation history, are someti...
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Monday, January 26, 2015

The family Christmas card list

The family Christmas card list The Christmas Season officially ended Jan. 11, 2015, when the Church celebrated the Baptism of the Lord, but the joy of the season should last all year!   One of the most valued traditions is the archived “Family Christmas Card List.”  Every year, we bring out this list with n...
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Christ is our new creation!

Christ is our new creation! “The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’” – Psalm 29:9    To hear God’s voice we must belong to Him. Through faith, His grace strengthens us, and helps us to become better listeners.  W...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Behold, I Make All Things New"

SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/Message Active/12:2014 DECEMBER/12:12:14/USED/p05 - ZOE - The season of Advent is a time of preparation and hope for all people.docx Advent is a time of spiritual preparation and hope for all people. To fully participate in the life of the Church during any season...
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Our real inheritance is Catholic tradition

Our real inheritance is Catholic tradition   The Liturgical Calendar of the Church reminds us that we are beginning the Advent Season, which is also the start of the new liturgical year in the Roman Catholic Church.  This year the first Sunday of Advent is Nov. 30, the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle.  The Latin word adventus...
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Monday, November 24, 2014

See the face of God in your life!

See the face of God in your life! I recently attended a two-hour seminar on exorcism at the University of Indianapolis with Father Vince Lampert, who is the pastor of Saints Francis and Clare in Greenwood, my new home parish.  As the exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Fr. Lampert is one of only 50 in the United Stat...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Do you believe?

Do you believe? “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He aro...
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Out of darkness into light!

Out of darkness into light!   “They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart….” – Ephesians 4:18    Imagine the Apostles chastising the Ephesians with these words. What would Paul...
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Serenity for all people

Serenity for all people   The Serenity Prayer has always been one of my favorite reminders to trust in God when difficult moments surface.  I recently heard on a Catholic radio station that Father Jonathan Morris has written a book titled “The Way of Serenity: Finding Peace and Happiness in the Serenity Pr...
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Monday, September 29, 2014