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Down In Adoration Falling

“Our lives must be woven around the Eucharist…fix your eyes on Him Who is the light; bring your hearts close to His Divine Heart; ask Him to grant you the grace of knowing Him, the love of loving Him, the courage to serve Him. Seek Him fervently.” -Mother Teresa The practice of Eucharistic Adoration is […]

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Finding His Eucharistic Love

“I don’t get it. I don’t understand. Why would He do this? Why would He humble Himself like that? What would cause Him to perform such an insane miracle for us? The kind of thing that makes so many of His followers today walk away in disbelief? Why? I’m not good at not understanding. I […]


Totus Tuus: Four Missionaries, 500 Kids, One Great Summer

Author’s note:  This article was originally published on July 19th, in the One Voice (a Catholic newspaper published by the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama). Leaning forward, I address the attentive crowd of grade-school children seated on the floor around me.  I ask them, “Who are we going to see at Mass today?”  A second-grader […]

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East Side – West Side: Part 1

A few weeks ago I went with a friend to the local Greek Orthodox church for their Sunday Divine Liturgy (which is their version of what we call “Mass”). My friend is interested in becoming an Orthodox Christian, and I wanted to see what the Eastern liturgy was like. Going in, I expected to be […]

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Thanks Be to God

When I was at Mass on my birthday last year, before the lector began reading the first reading, Father got up and said, “I just want to warn you, this is not an easy reading. God is angry in this reading and you will see His anger toward His people. Don’t say I didn’t warn […]