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Wait, it’s Lent Already?!

Yup, it’s THAT time of year again.  Lent.  It seems to be the season that people either fear or embrace.  I’ve seen it go from one extreme to the other. (Why not just have a second Advent?) Lent is a time for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Lent is sacrifice.  It’s a time when people give up […]

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Peace of Heart

Peace is underrated, and occasionally misunderstood. If “peace is ‘the tranquillity of order’” (CCC 2304), then what is the right way to order things in our lives? Again and again, the Bible tells us to let God figure that out: In his letter to the Philippians, Paul and Timothy encourage the people: “Have no anxiety […]

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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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The 12 Days of Christmas is Actually a Catholic Song

As we are in the 12 days until the Epiphany, I thought this was very timely. Everyone knows this song. But as another writer said, “What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?” The best […]

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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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