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Follow Pope Francis on Twitter

“I get most of my news from Twitter.” No, not me – someone I was listening to on a podcast…someone highly educated, articulate, respected.  Perhaps someone who isn’t the world’s deepest thinker or has an attention span of only 140 … Continue reading

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Language minus words

When I was little and the electricity would go out, I remember always being amazed at how many things I couldn’t do wothout it. I would go from one thing to the next looking for something to satiate my boredom, … Continue reading

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Some (Correct) Assumptions about Mary

assumption [uh-suhmp-shuh n] noun 1. something taken for granted; a supposition: a correct assumption. Synonyms: presupposition; hypothesis, conjecture, guess, postulate, theory. 2. Ecclesiastical. a. the bodily taking up into heaven of the Virgin Mary. b. a feast commemorating this, celebrated … Continue reading

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So real it’s a dream

I just woke up from a six week long dream. Not a one of those dreams where you are asleep – one where it is more real than you could have imagined. Growing up in an Italian-American family, I’ve envisioned … Continue reading

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Fifth Gospel Ponderings: The Motherhood of Mary Magdalene?

Living in the “Fifth Gospel”, the Holy Land, tantalizes the imagination.  Recently it brought about a line of thought I never imagined my mind would take.  I asked the question: When we think of the exalted vocation of motherhood, we … Continue reading

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Genetic modification – or mutilation?

Genetic modification is nothing new.  Some might call it miraculous. The practice started a few thousand years before the birth of Christ.  If a farmer grew corn, he would plant seeds from the hardiest plants that produce the most.  If … Continue reading

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Getting to know Edith

This week is remarkable for the feasts of St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross- Edith Stein.  One was an image of Christ laying down his life for his friends- the pinnacle of manhood according to the … Continue reading

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Back to school – and prayer

The summer is quickly coming to a close- almost as quickly as it began. For some of us, including the parents and teachers among us, the end of summer means one thing: back to school. This is a bittersweet moment: … Continue reading

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The Gaze of Mercy

“When you give me your sins, you give me the joy of being your savior.” –from a prayer by the Missionaries of Charity inspired by the words of Christ to St Teresa of Calcutta In a quiet church on a … Continue reading

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The Message of the Day

Have I got a deal for you! You can get a daily video message from Pope Francis to inform and inspire you.  It comes in English, Spanish or Portuguese.  I promise it will be professionally produced, high quality and last … Continue reading

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