Monthly Archives: January 2012

Deep Faith, Deep Hope, Deep Love!

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” ― G.K. Chesterton Allow Christ to rub off on you! Go the Eucharist, get close to … Continue reading

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The Gaze, the Touch and the Smile of God

A gaze, a touch, a smile can fill your soul and give you the strength to be faithful. We humans get accustom to everything. We can fall into routine so easily… Well this is my fifth trip to Haiti and … Continue reading

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Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal

“Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” St. Thomas More During my final exam for my License degree in Philosophy, I was asked to explain “the problem of suffering”. I responded with a thorough 10 minute dissertation that satisfied … Continue reading

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We were made for another world

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” ― C.S. Lewis Many years ago, I was driving with my mom to do … Continue reading

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Self-mastery

“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.” ― G.K. Chesterton, Heretics: The Annotated How much is too much? How often is too often? It seems that too many people “need” to have 2 glasses of wine … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON THE MARCH FOR LIFE 2012

This year some of us from Immaculate Conception Academy were able to attend the March for Life in Washington DC. We made the drive out to the National Shrine and literally camped out in one of the pews from 1 … Continue reading

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Being a Catechist in Today’s Church

I really hope there is a special place in Heaven for Catholic catechists. I teach 8th grade students in preparation for their Confirmation at my Catholic parish in metro Detroit.  During one of my recent classes (I was trying to … Continue reading

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The road less traveled

“Make your choice, adventurous Stranger, Strike the bell and bide the danger, Or wonder, till it drives you mad, What would have followed if you had.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew I “struck the bell” and my “priestly adventure” … Continue reading

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THE question

It is debate season.  The field narrows and every few days several fairly articulate and determined men stand on a stage and field questions from different cabals of news persons. The interviewers ask about a wide range of things, from … Continue reading

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Conquering Conquest

At the end of high school, everybody in Alberta has to take standardized tests in core subject areas. When I took them, my English grade was about 25% lower than my average for my other four courses, so I figured … Continue reading

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