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Frankenstein vs. the Pope

Frankenstein has been the subject of many movies, some campy classics and some rather awful. Frankenstein with Boris Karloff (1931, is likely THE Frankenstein flick, although there were earlier versions – and a couple dozen later ones. I admit my … Continue reading

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5 hidden gifts in gratitude

Being grateful is more of a gift than a duty.  Something in us changes when we are grateful.  We glimpse our daily reality in a different way, like scuba diving below the surface of the ocean and discovering a world … Continue reading

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Theological Reflection: Genesis 12-22

Genesis Chapter 12 to 22 is about the “Cycle of Abraham”, which described how Abraham was the chosen one by God, in which He would establish the covenant with (CCC 72), and the strong faith demonstrated by Abraham throughout the … Continue reading

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How to Stop Freaking Out (with some Help from the Saints)

Thank God for the communion of saints.  Remarkably, there isn’t much in our crazy busy lives that the saints haven’t dealt with in some other iteration.  Even though the world we live in seems angrier and more anxious than ever … Continue reading

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Genesis 1-11 and Salvation

Genesis Chapter 1 to 11 was like a prologue to God’s salvation of man.  It showed a repetitive pattern of man sinning against God, hence, God’s punishment, and led to God’s salvation for man.  This ultimately brought out the key … Continue reading

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What Makes You Worry?

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. (Jn 14:1)” Our Lord doesn’t leave a margin here. Worries are a red flag; something is wrong. We are never supposed to worry. He doesn’t say “do not let your hearts be troubled … Continue reading

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Embracing the Poverty of Purgatory

My response to restlessness is to fix things, or to do something that makes me feel like I’m fixing things. I remember being overwhelmed as the 23-year-old mother of a 6-week-old child and deciding that I HAD to rearrange the … Continue reading

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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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