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Living the Corporal Works of Mercy During Lent (I was thirsty, and you gave me drink.)

In the previous post, I wrote about how our family has been focusing on one of the corporal works of mercy each Lent, beginning with feeding the hungry. Here’s what we did the following year: I was thirsty and you … Continue reading

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Join the Pope in Prayer

Friday, February 23, 2018, is not to be a Friday like any other Friday. Pope Francis has proclaimed this Friday a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace, in particular for the populations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo … Continue reading

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Most or Must

The law of love unwritten. It’s not the arithmetical sum of specifically prescribed actions and no more. Just like there is no written law of how to be a good husband. There’s no good Husband’s Handbook that says how often he … Continue reading

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Living the Corporal Works of Mercy During Lent (I was hungry, and you gave me food.)

Many years ago, I brought home from a retreat a prayer card that was designed to be folded and set in the middle of the table. On the card was a prayer to be prayed during Lent, inspired by the … Continue reading

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The Labour-Intensive Marriage

This summer my husband, Jamie, and I were sitting around a table with friends on an outdoor patio, and all the couples started sharing how they met. One couple there shared that she fell in love with her husband the … Continue reading

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Love and Lent

Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day this year. While many couples have decided to celebrate their love by going out for a romantic dinner earlier, over the past weekend, or on Mardi Gras, there is another solution sweeping social media: … Continue reading

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Death’s Déjà Vu

I was sauntering through the kitchen a few days ago and there was my wife reading a news story on the computer. She was shaking her head and the headline caught my eye: UK judge rules against parents, allows hospital … Continue reading

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Beads over Birds

Once upon a time, there was a Chicago radio host who tried to help nervous air travelers by loaning them his rubber chicken. The idea was that if you took the chicken with you on the plane you would have … Continue reading

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The Everlasting Poor

“For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.” – John 12:8 “For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.” – Matthew 26:11  “For you always have … Continue reading

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Who Touched Me?

He went off with him, and a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him.  There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she … Continue reading

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