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Journey to Heaven — Do you have your map?

Do you know where you are going and how you will get there? There is an exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, that is very evocative of one or more of life’s greatest philosophical questions. “‘Cheshire Puss,’ she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the [...]

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Practical Lessons from the Day of Death’s Defeat

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! What more fitting conclusion to a week of drama wrought by sin could there be than the triumph of Life over death! There is so much about Easter to help us live our lives in this day. Surely we can more fully embrace all that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ means for us today if we [...]

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Finding Strength in our Surrender

Surrender, giving control of our lives to Christ, is an enormous obstacle to living out our faith in the workplace, or anyplace for that matter. Surrendering to Christ and putting his will before my own for the first time more than seven years ago was the very moment I felt stronger than at any other time in my life. By [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from St. Ambrose of Milan

“Let your door stand open to receive him, unlock your soul to him, offer him a welcome in your mind, and then you will see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the joy of grace. Throw wide the gate of your heart, stand before the sun of the everlasting light that shines on every man… It is the soul [...]

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Five Positive Ways You Can Be A Catholic Rebel

Come on, we know better than the Church, don’t we?  After all, this is the 21st Century and times have changed.  Modern man is fully capable of deciding what is moral on his own, right?  All the really smart people in the media, government and academia who encourage us to embrace abortion, contraception, euthanasia and gay marriage can’t be wrong, [...]

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Encountering the Word – Romans 12:2

“Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via [...]

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Suffering Transfigured Through Love

The love in which God embraces each of us is one of the great truths revealed to us throughout salvation history, but especially through and in Jesus Christ. To come to a better and deeper understanding of this love, we are continually invited by God into a deeper communion of prayer with Him… to come to know Him as He [...]

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Encountering the Word — Psalm 33:20-21

“Our soul waits for the Lord, he is our help and shield. For in him our hearts rejoice; in his holy name we trust.” (Psalm 33:20-21) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your [...]

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Encountering the Word — Psalm 55:23

“Cast your care upon the Lord, who will give you support. He will never allow the righteous to stumble.” (Psalm 55:23) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – [...]

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The Fiery Furnace

These three young men are written about in the Bible (Daniel 3:1-96). They were Jewish but the pagan king changed their names and trained them to work for him. The young men, along with Daniel, kept up the practices of the Hebrews. When the king told them to worship  a golden statue, they refused. In a rage, the king had [...]