Lenten Obstacle Course

Not an Obstacle Course to Easter

“Lent is not an obstacle course to Easter.” It was a familiar phrase during my time attending Georgetown University, repeated early and often throughout Lent by one of the Jesuits. “Lent is not an obstacle course to Easter.” Take a minute and really think about it.  Almost everything we do in Lent is just an […]

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Going Up or Down?

The Lenten season is about to commence, leaving us Catholics to start mentally preparing for our fasts.  But just in case you are still unsure of what you want to do, here is a list of 70 things to give up or take up for Lent.  An important thing to keep in mind when deciding what […]

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I joined the Knights of Columbus a little while ago and have since gotten the Columbia magazine monthly. There has been great articles and interesting reads, but as I went to grab this months issue off the dining room table to clear for dinner and noticed the back cover. “Hey, I know that guy!” I […]

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This guy I know

Let me tell you about this guy I know. His name is Joe. Joe is a little older, but is very well known at church. He was married before, had kids even, but his wife passed away. I’m glad to say his faith never faulted. He raised his kids and stayed faithful. Let me tell […]

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The True Face of St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas has had quite a career: from bishop of a small diocese in Asia Minor to everlasting fame on Hallmark greeting cards and Coca Cola advertisements the world over.  To help us bridge the gap from St. Nicholas to the modern secular Santa, we have the excellent website of the St. Nicholas Center, whose motto is […]

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