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Lenten Fast Masterpost: 70 Ideas To Give/Take Up

The penitential season of Lent is fast upon us, which means that the main question on everyone’s mind is what to give up for the next 40 days. This is a difficult decision for most Catholics because we are often tempted to give up things like chocolate or fast food. While those are good things […]

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Beatitudes and blindness

I’m sure on some level we are familiar with the eight Beatitudes found in the gospel of St. Matthew; they are teachings from Jesus. For all who try to understand blindness, and for those who may be unsure of how to react to any disability, this short entry is for you: Blessed are they who refrain […]

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The Christmas Present

It’s that time of year again where we exchange gifts with our loved ones and friends as well as begin to plot out our New Year’s resolutions. I remember it was around this time last year when I was going through the RCIA process when one morning after mass we all gathered together and our […]

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Acedia: A Spiritual Malaise

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the President of the Pontifical Institute for Culture, is one of the Church’s most erudite evangelists.  His many books, lectures and television appearances on the topics of faith and culture, delivered with a gentle ingratiating manner, have made him Italy’s equivalent to Archbishop Fulton Sheen.  In a lecture he gave a few years ago […]

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Fortitude and Baseball

Any baseball player that has a batting average of .311 over a career deserves consideration to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Talk to anyone from a mediocre wiffleball player to and MLB all-star and he will tell you that is quite an accomplishment to get a base hit almost […]

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