Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Sign of Heaven

As I was in line at the airport, I got talking to an older couple in front of me. Nobody has to ask me what I do, but the husband informed me that he too was an ordained minister. He … Continue reading

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Apostles to the Apostles

I just read an amazing blog item in the National Catholic Register.  It’s called “Did Mary Write the Bible?” I highly suggest you read it. It served to confirm my love for the gospels of St. Luke (first) and St. … Continue reading

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What It Means to Be a Woman

If you are at all familiar with the teachings of Blessed John Paul II, you have likely heard the term spiritual motherhood.  But I think it was Katrina Zeno who, through a deep knowledge of our late pope’s Theology of … Continue reading

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On the Dignity of Women (first of three parts)

“Do not let your hearts be troubled…” (John 14:1) I struggled to remember these words as the priest gave his homily during the Mass I attended last week when the gospel passage for the day was from the gospel of … Continue reading

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Loving Your Enemies

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” To an authentic Christian these words must ring true. It can be hard to faithfully heed this command, But possible, if you build on rock and not sand.   It’s … Continue reading

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God’s love does not depend on our feelings

“The great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.”  (C.S. Lewis) I had the blessing last Fall of helping a woman with breast cancer prepare for her final journey to … Continue reading

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Unconditional Love

Love WITHOUT conditions.  Love DESPITE the conditions, my own conditions and the conditions others place before me.  Love BEYOND conditions.  Love where conditions have been placed.  Learn to love WITH the conditions.  Learn to love on HIS conditions.  Love encompasses … Continue reading

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The Infinite Mercy of God

I have often wondered why this amazing treasure of the Sacrament of Confession is not practiced more often.  Christ, our absolute best friend, is anxiously waiting to forgive and forget all of our transgressions, big and small and pour grace … Continue reading

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Crusader of the Unborn

Dr. Robert C. Lawler is a hero.  He doesn’t wear a cape and leap tall buildings with a single bound, but he saves lives. Dr. Lawler, AKA my friend Bob, is an OBGYN.  And as far as I can discover, … Continue reading

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Eat your veggies

A few days back, one of the superiors here came up and asked me if the next day I could go with a brother to pick up the fruit and vegetables. I thought it would be a quick trip around … Continue reading

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