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Even Protestants are Catholic Around Christmas

You read that right. I was listening to a Catholic apologist on a podcast today and he made a stark observation that I was surprised I had never made before. So many Protestants are quick to bash the Catholic Church, not on doctrine or theology that they disagree with (which they do), but  are quicker […]

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O Antiphons, O Antiphons!

For some reason whenever I say “O Antiphons” I start say it to the tune of “O Christmas Tree” from Charlie Brown. The “O” Antiphons are possibly my favorite part of the Advent season. They are prayed during Evening Prayer as part of the Magnificat from December 17-23.  Each antiphon is a title for Christ […]

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Mary: Did You Know?

During this waiting for Christmas, around the feast of the Immaculate Conception, it’s an especially good time for Catholics and non-Catholics alike to reflect on the Blessed Mother, Mary. After all, at this point two thousand years ago, her and St. Joseph were the only ones on the scene. I once heard a spoken word poet criticize the affection […]

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The Spirit of Advent in our Adventure

Only recently I realized that the word “adventure” had the word “advent” in it. St. John Paul II said “Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure”. Our path to Christ truly is an adventure, as our lives on earth are a preparation for heaven, dwelling forever with Christ. This season is a preparation for the Coming […]

Mercy from the Cross

The Year of Mercy

The Year of Mercy is upon us! The Jubilee year goes back to the Old Testament when: 1The Lord said to Moses on Mount Sinai, 2 Say to the people of Israel, When you come into the land which I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord. 3 Six years you shall sow your field, […]

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