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Encountering God In Daily Life

September 21, AD2014 0 Comments
Encountering God In Daily Life

New York City can be a daunting place for a Catholic, or anyone who wants to live a religious or moral life. While it is a most materialistic and secular city, I have managed to find inspiration and people who share my love for God. They are rare and very precious to me. Some I […]

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Signs From Heaven

September 20, AD2014 1 Comment
Signs From Heaven

I used to have a strange, very naive idea that I would be closely united with my father after his death. I know that we are united with the communion of saints, and that death no longer separates us (Romans 8:38-39). I believe we can pray to the saints, and even pray to and pray […]

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Faith Without Hope

September 18, AD2014 9 Comments
Faith Without Hope

Ephemeral Hope I possess an intellectual spirituality that makes me shy away from an outward display of faith filled emotions. I prefer internal intensity. Also, I also fear how such emotions are temporary. Ephemeral feelings should not be the foundation of the spiritual life. Although, we certainly benefit from the good times, those windswept moments […]

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Do You Know Where You Are Going in Your Business?

September 15, AD2014 3 Comments
Do You Know Where You Are Going in Your Business?

Recently, my family and I vacationed in the New Mexico mountains on the Pecos River. Runaway fires tore through the mountains very near that cabin the summer before, destroying many of our favorite hiking trails. The damage forced us to venture out. We discovered a popular trail leading to three mysterious caves, which the Pecos […]

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A Voice From Hell

September 13, AD2014 146 Comments
A Voice From Hell

Author’s Note:  Recently, I had a conversation with a high school friend of mine, concerning how people rarely think about the reality of hell, and going there for all eternity. We agreed that very few people do. This article is a work of pure fiction. However, hopefully, it will get people to at least start […]

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God Reveals – We Respond?

September 12, AD2014 14 Comments
God Reveals – We Respond?

As Christians we are called to listen and respond to God’s direction, because our lives revolve around God. We have no business asking God to bless our great ideas and projects. Decades ago, I ranted and raved at the efficient, organized people who tried to carry out their own personal agendas within the Catholic Church. […]

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CS STUDY GROUP: The Trinity

September 12, AD2014 1 Comment
CS STUDY GROUP:  The Trinity

In De Trinitate St. Augustine writes: “There is no subject where a mistake is more dangerous, or the search more laborious, or discovery more advantageous than the unity of the Trinity: of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” –  St. Augustine, De Trinitate Taking up this invitation of St. Augustine, I want to begin this “most dangerous” study by reading the book entitled  The Trinitarian Theology of […]

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Killer Grandparents

September 12, AD2014 8 Comments
Killer Grandparents

Across the country, pro-lifers battle for parental consent laws so that a girl as young as twelve can’t just walk into an abortion clinics and abort her baby. We know all too well that Planned Parenthood chronically aborts babies of young teens even to the point of helping to cover up sex trafficking of minors. […]

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Accelerated Changes: Disappearing Faith

September 11, AD2014 15 Comments
Accelerated Changes: Disappearing Faith

It took roughly 1,750 years after Jesus Christ walked the Earth for the United States of America to be formed and organized by a group of European refugees seeking religious and political freedom. Yet, less than 200 years later, the country founded upon fundamentally Christian ideals had become the economic engine and global defender for […]

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The Red Sword of ISIS

September 11, AD2014 4 Comments
The Red Sword of ISIS

They bowed their heads to say grace, then started to eat a rare breakfast together when the cell phone rang. The man and his two-and-a-half year old son were the only ones at the table this morning. Normally, they are accompanied by the son’s three older siblings and his mother. Today was different. The others […]

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Unity is Overrated and…Divisive!

September 10, AD2014 18 Comments
Unity is Overrated and…Divisive!

Unity…wouldn’t you like a penny for each time you have heard this word praised as some Shangri-la of human goals? I think that I will cough out a lung the next time I hear someone was poetic about how God brings us unity, or how unity is a symptom of peace and brotherhood or, take […]

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St. Clare and The Morning Offering

September 8, AD2014 18 Comments
St. Clare and The Morning Offering

The halls were cool. Large pale ceramic tiles lined the walls. The floors polished by Mr. Jensen every afternoon, so I thought. We knew to be quiet and respectful in these halls, except of course when it was nearly impossible at 3 o’clock and our capacity for stillness was wrung out. We needed to run […]

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You Can Fly With An Eternity Attitude At A Heavenly Altitude

September 4, AD2014 2 Comments
You Can Fly With An Eternity Attitude At A Heavenly Altitude

The old man was generous to a fault, had raised a passle of kids, and loved even more grandkids. He and one son-in-law, though so different in age, had shared the experience of serving their country, he in combat in WWII in the Pacific and the son-in-law serving stateside during the Vietnam War. The son-in-law […]

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Witness: “Viva Cristo Rey!”

September 4, AD2014 2 Comments
Witness: “Viva Cristo Rey!”

In a time when organized religion and freedom of conscience seem to be dwindling on a daily basis, we as Catholics must make every effort to remain undeterred. We know that during times of great difficulty, the Church has always responded with great men and women, who rose to the occasion. Blessed Miguel Pro is […]

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The Theology of Giving

September 4, AD2014 2 Comments
The Theology of Giving

“Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” The famous story of the rich ruler in Luke’s gospel tells us why we give: to inherit eternal life. The ruler approached Jesus to learn how to attain eternal life, insisting that he had followed all the commandments since his youth. Jesus then told him, […]

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Guest Columnist: Richard Dawkins Needs a Hug From My Daughter With Down Syndrome!

September 3, AD2014 84 Comments
Guest Columnist:  Richard Dawkins Needs a Hug From My Daughter With Down Syndrome!

Poor Richard Dawkins! He’s a bright lad, but he just can’t help stepping in it, can he? Now he’s gone and insulted those of us who love our sons and daughters with Down Syndrome by suggesting that we should have aborted our children. When a mother asks him what to do with her unborn baby with […]

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The Youth Are Not the Future of the Church

September 3, AD2014 6 Comments
The Youth Are Not the Future of the Church

Perhaps you have heard it said that the youth are the future of the church. I’m here to tell you that this statement is not true. The youth are NOT the future of the church; they are not now nor have they ever been.  Have I gotten your attention? Please, let me explain… We know that […]

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