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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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Catholic Appropriation

Diversity. Appropriation. Equality. Privilege. It seems that our culture has taken a shift to embrace everything that has been traditionally marginalized. Folks don’t know what to say anymore. Words can hurt. Actions speak even louder. Micro-aggressions speak loudest of all. Just by being, we may be of offense to someone else. But rarely do you […]

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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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The Girl You Think I Am

The Girl You Think I Am: lyrics and reflection Carrie Underwood   Since my earliest memories, music has been a large part of my life. Whether it was listening to classical music as I fell asleep as a child or the constant stream of Pandora which accompanies me throughout the day, music provides the soundtrack […]

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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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