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Hallowed Be Thy Name

“Hallowed be Thy name”.  We hear and say this phrase on a regular basis when we pray the Lord’s Prayer.  But how often do we truly think about what this means? I know for me, at least, I often recite that prayer without giving much thought into that particular line of the prayer.  It wasn’t […]

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Lenten Fast Masterpost: 70 Ideas To Give/Take Up

The penitential season of Lent is fast upon us, which means that the main question on everyone’s mind is what to give up for the next 40 days. This is a difficult decision for most Catholics because we are often tempted to give up things like chocolate or fast food. While those are good things […]

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Gazing into the Abyss of God-forsakenness

“God is dead.” Friedrich Nietzsche On this Holy Saturday, the strangest of days, Nietzsche’s famous declaration in fact rings true. On this one day of the year, the God of the Universe is dead. True, God is eternal and could never die in His divinity. But yesterday, Jesus Christ, God Himself made flesh, was brutally […]

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Meditations on the Stations of the Cross

In the season of Lent one of the many familiar practices in which Catholics participate are the Stations of the Cross. During my time as a Youth Minister, I was abundantly blessed to work with many classes of talented high school students to bring the way of the cross to life in an annual prayerful […]

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Rend your Hearts, not your Garments

If you discovered you were to die in 5 minutes what would your next thought be?  Your last words? And what if you discovered that you were going to be burned alive by the legitimate reigning government? Fear.  Anger.  Resentment.  Venomous threats and lashing out. Those are some of the thoughts that come to my […]

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