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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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Tips for spiritual struggles

Amidst all the hustle and bustle of gifts and gatherings during this final week of Advent and leading up to the Christmas season, I thought I’d write for those who may feel less joyous. Whether you are feeling lonely or will be alone for Christmas or the new year, I pray this post brings you […]

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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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The Year of Mercy

The Year of Mercy is upon us! The Jubilee year goes back to the Old Testament when: 1The Lord said to Moses on Mount Sinai, 2 Say to the people of Israel, When you come into the land which I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord. 3 Six years you shall sow your field, […]

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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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