Monthly Archives: October 2017

Easy Love/Tough Love

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a scholar of the law tested him by asking, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You … Continue reading

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Developing a Catholic Worldview Part 2: Finding our True North

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light … Continue reading

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Developing a Catholic Worldview: Part 1- Where is our foundation?

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but … Continue reading

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Time to Renew

I have had the experience a few times.  It happens during Mass and it makes me squirm.  I might even sneak a look around to find out if people are looking at me.  And I’m willing to bet I’m now … Continue reading

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Trust is Greater than Certainty 

Trust is greater than certainty. Let me explain. Trust is certain, yes, and I would say the greatest certainty, because it is based on God and not us. What I mean is intellectual certainty.  Certainty about what will happen in the future doesn’t exist. Not even the Blessed Mother had it. We can do … Continue reading

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The Other Ignatius

We often hear of St Ignatius of Loyola, valiant founder of the Jesuits.  Another Ignatius impacted the world with his faith many centuries before him, Ignatius of Antioch. The persecution of the disciples in Jerusalem, Cyrene and Cyprus pushed the … Continue reading

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Learning to Love with La Madre

They say that you don’t choose the saints you are close to, instead, they choose you.  Sometimes we feel we are chosen by saints who answer our prayers for their intercession, or help us practically (in case you’re wondering, St. … Continue reading

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Days of Disaster

  Devastating hurricanes hit the Caribbean and Southern United States.  Terrifying earthquakes strike Mexico.  For reasons unknown, a man rains terror on a concert crowd in Las Vegas, killing dozens and wounding hundreds. What an awful summer, filled with despair … Continue reading

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The Fierce Strength of the Little Flower

St Therese of Liseux is one of the most beloved saints of the Catholic Church, earning the endearing nickname, ‘The Little Flower.’ For years after reading her biography I had a quiet itch in my soul whenever I thought about … Continue reading

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