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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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Ash Wednesday – Things I Need to Know

Here is you go-to list for things you need to know about Ash Wednesday. This much loved and feared day seems to come out of nowhere each year and leaves many Catholics saying, “Oh, man, is Lent already?” and others asking, “What should I be giving up for Lent?” We have already had a wonderful […]

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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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I Can’t Bear to Watch

Every Good Friday, I watch The Passion. I reserve watching this movie for once a year. This is an amazing movie, but I do not watch it more to ensure that it always has the impact that it first did. This movie is violent, emotional, and grueling. So was the Crucifixion. I can’t bear to […]

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The Definition of Love

The climate of our culture shows that we have forgotten the true definition of love.  Instead of searching for truth, we settle for the counterfeit.  This true and authentic love has been distorted through our inordinate curiosity with sex.  The conjugal act of sexual intimacy is not a bad thing, it’s a great thing!  Unfortunately, […]

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