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Beatitudes and blindness

I’m sure on some level we are familiar with the eight Beatitudes found in the gospel of St. Matthew; they are teachings from Jesus. For all who try to understand blindness, and for those who may be unsure of how to react to any disability, this short entry is for you: Blessed are they who refrain […]

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“Lazarus, come out!”

Today I was reading the book Jesus: a Pilgrimage by James Martin. In this particular section of the book that I was reading, Martin was discussing the passage in John where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-44). He pointed out how in the passage Jesus receives a message from Martha and Mary informing […]

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On Opposite Sides Of The Fence: My Neighbor Job

Hi ho there, neighbor! Only 90s kids, or perhaps just those who are fans of 90s family sitcoms in general, will recall the kindly, comedic, and often times philosophical next door neighbor known only as “Wilson” in the hit television show “Home Improvement”. Separated by a tall privacy fence, Wilson and Tim “The Tool Man” […]

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Don’t Lose the Smell of the Sheep

I love Pope Francis. The manner in which he has refocused our attention on the long teachings of the Church has everyone, those who are Catholic and those who are not even religious, seeing the beauty and rationale in what has been laid before us. I hear over and over, from many who are usually […]

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Being a Christian in the Public Sphere

What does it take to be a Christian in the public sphere? I ask myself this question all the time. We live in a world where our ideas, beliefs and values are constantly put to the test. As Christians especially, we are always pushed to see if our value of love of neighbor can stand […]

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