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You’ll Never Fail

“Sometimes tears are the glasses we need to see God.” -Pope Francis I’ve been thinking about hope in suffering a lot lately, and I’ve also been listening to a lot of worship songs. As I listened, one theme continually came up – God’s inability to fail. Many of the songs described in profound ways the […]

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The Pope and the Mafia

I’m a convert, so naturally, I have an affinity for all the little trappings of the faith. With that, I know the journey that I went through to get here and in a way, I feel protective of my Church. I feel reverence for the Blessed Mother, for her husband Joseph, and especially for our […]

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Why Are We Always Looking Up?

I realized a while ago that we all suffer from the same condition. No matter what station we are in life, no matter the socioeconomic status, no matter the (fill in descriptor here), we all are constantly looking up, when we should be looking around and especially down. What I mean by this is that […]

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Breakfast, and the End of the Universe

This morning I had breakfast with a priest of my diocese.  Over eggs and bacon, he somehow managed to put the whole universe into better perspective for me. “Why do you matter?” he asked.  “Why does anything you do matter?”  Pretty hefty conversation for breakfast, maybe, but typical for us.  “The world doesn’t revolve around you; […]

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Testimony of Grace

My life before I made the decision to follow Jesus Christ was like a constant race. I felt like one of those greyhound dogs that constantly chases but never quite catches the mechanical rabbit. Growing up, I put hours into school and sports, both for my happiness and my reputation, and to get my parents’ […]