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Pope Francis the Maverick Pope?

I was driving to work the other day and I was listening to NPR. I heard a story that caught my attention from the very first moment. The reporter said, “Pope Francis has been in office for just over two months and has been making headlines for many remarks that emphasize inclusiveness, contrasting sharply with […]

Give thanks to the Lord

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 […]

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Let Him Who Is Without Sin Cast the First Stone

During Lent, one of the daily scriptures read was the famous scene in the eighth chapter of the Gospel according to John. Jesus has returned to the temple area and begins teaching all the people. The scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman they claim was caught in adultery. Being in the court area, […]

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This Harlot’s Heart

“Thus says the LORD: I will allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. She shall respond there as in the days of her youth, when she came up from the land of Egypt. On that day, says the LORD, she shall call me “My husband,” and never again […]

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Stopping Slavery and Seeking Justice

‎”The trade in human persons constitutes a shocking offense against human dignity and grave violation of fundamental human rights.” – Blessed John Paul II One of the most grievous human rights abuses in the 21st century is human trafficking, or modern-day slavery. Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world. It is second […]

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