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There Are Tiny Catholics Among Us

July 21, AD2014 11 Comments
There Are Tiny Catholics Among Us

We have seen them in our imagination when we first hear of a pregnancy. We may see them in an ultrasound and marvel as they show us the first outlines of their tiny selves. It is a self that will not soon enough burst out into the open air with a loud hello that informs us that our lives […]

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Finger-pointing: The “Sins” of Pope Francis

July 19, AD2014 39 Comments
Finger-pointing: The “Sins” of Pope Francis

I am appalled by commentators and writers who quickly denounce Pope Francis, often misinterpreting or twisting the meaning of his comments by taking them out of context. These critics are acting like the ‘ the accuser of our brethren… which accused them before our God day and night’. [Revelation 12:7-12] They seem poised, ready to pounce on any hint of […]

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May It Be Evident to Everyone

July 19, AD2014 13 Comments
May It Be Evident to Everyone

St. Paul reminds us in his Pastoral Epistle to live out our faith so that it “may be evident to everyone.”  [1 Timothy 4:14-16] How is that working for you? For example, while waiting for Mass to begin, do you analyze the people around you? Critique their choice of clothing? Hairstyle? Makeup? How they worship? […]

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Catholicism and Freemasonry

July 19, AD2014 58 Comments
Catholicism and Freemasonry

Way back in 1738, Pope Clement XII wrote an encyclical, In Eminenti, banning Catholics from joining the Freemasons.  Catholics are still forbidden from joining the Freemasons. Let’s take a look at why Pope Clement’s prohibition on Catholics becoming Freemasons still stands today, some 276 years later. History For some historical background, the modern Freemasons were […]

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Temperance: Losing and Finding It

July 18, AD2014 3 Comments
Temperance: Losing and Finding It

Today on Facebook, a friend posted what might be thought of as sage advice. Take a look here. At first, it seems to deal with not losing your temper. Many of my friends and colleagues may like this advice. It’s so practical. So, it was not by chance, I decide, that an article also appeared today in Huffington Post entitled “Sophia – […]

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The Misused Charity Proverb

July 18, AD2014 3 Comments
The Misused Charity Proverb

While I had already chosen my message for this month’s article, it was further reinforced when I attended Mass a few weeks ago because it gave me yet another example to discuss. I will get to that story a little later. “Charity begins at home” is a common proverb, although not one from the Bible’s […]

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Four Goal-Setting Mistakes and How to Correct Them

July 16, AD2014 2 Comments
Four Goal-Setting Mistakes and How to Correct Them

I’ve always been one to regularly make and write goals. I hoped my diligence naturally gave me an edge on the life and biz success track. Having goals has certainly helped, but goal setting is a learned art and science. The power of goals comes from activating and uniting your unconscious mind that influences 95% […]

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Creatio ex Nihilo: Theology versus (?) Physics*

July 15, AD2014 17 Comments
Creatio ex Nihilo: Theology versus (?) Physics*

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.” Gen 1:1-2 (KJV) “The laws of nature themselves tells us that not only can the universe have […]

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Sam-I-Am and the New Evangelization

July 15, AD2014 0 Comments
Sam-I-Am and the New Evangelization

For several years now we have been hearing about the New Evangelization. It seems to mean different things to different people. There are some who view it as the fruit of Cardinal Ratzinger’s 1969 statement, “The church will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning.” Since Cardinal Ratzinger […]

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The God Workout: Why Gyms and Hymns are Suffering The Same Fate

July 14, AD2014 7 Comments
The God Workout: Why Gyms and Hymns are Suffering The Same Fate

Christ warned us that following Him is heavy lifting, but that the ultimate prize of eternal salvation is worth the effort. Apparently, fewer and fewer people want to do heavy lifting, either in church or at the gym because, in case you have not noticed, gyms and churches suffer from the same problem of missing […]

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It Is Good That You Exist

July 12, AD2014 25 Comments
It Is Good That You Exist

I have been reading Elizabeth Scalia’s blog for a year or so now and she always gets me thinking. Lately she has repeated the words of Pope Benedict, “It is good that you exist,” which had me thinking about how many of us long to hear those words. Most people hear those words, maybe not […]

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God Only Helps Whom?

July 11, AD2014 7 Comments
God Only Helps Whom?

Have you ever heard the story of the man who prayed that God would save him in a flood? He stood on top of his roof, praying that God would save him. Three different rescue teams tried, and when each asked if he was okay and offered to bring him to safety, he turned them […]

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You Can’t Out-Give God

July 10, AD2014 1 Comment
You Can’t Out-Give God

Of all the “alls” of God—all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, all-just, all-merciful—one “all” that you experience every day is that He is “all-generous.”  He gives you everything – your family, your friends, your earthly goods, your life, your future, your very self. And give back to Him what you might, you cannot out-give God. At Cana, they […]

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