Spiritual Pursuit (7/9)
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Spiritual Pursuit (7/9)

The spiritual life likens a child who comes upon a crossroad. The two diverging roads require a decision. Actually the choice remains a daily resolution, even moment to moment. One way leads the soul ever more entirely into the calm and confidence of God’s Kingdom. The other is a riotous self-referential route unable to satisfy....

July 9, 2019July 9, 2019by
Keeping Faith (7/1)
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Keeping Faith (7/1)

There is nary anything easy about persevering in faith. Saint Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower, writes of her bitter struggle to keep the faith: “I try to live by faith, even though it affords me no consolation. I have made more acts of faith during the past year than in all the rest of my...

July 1, 2019July 1, 2019by
Easter Wednesday (4/24)
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Easter Wednesday (4/24)

We have a keen desire to find the Risen Lord Jesus. It is within us because God put it there. God wants us to find Him and to remain with Him. For some the quest spans many long hard years. Often the desire is accompanied by serious preoccupation regarding the obstacles preventing our progress. If...

Easter Sunday (4/21)
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Easter Sunday (4/21)

Jesus’ resurrection announces to us and the whole world that Christian Faith is not in vain. Indeed, our hope does not linger from a dead man, but is found in a Living One! The Living One is the King of the Universe, Whose life is so supremely powerful that it animates this side of heaven,...

Growing Faith (3/23)
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Growing Faith (3/23)

The grace of faith has not been given us to hide but to share. The daily practice of prayer deepens faith which makes it easier to share with others. An intentional disciple is someone who has discipline.

Don’t Let Difficulties Become Excuses
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Don’t Let Difficulties Become Excuses

First the Magi see a star. They recognize God’s light and then they set out after it. And it’s not easy. However, the difficulties ahead of them on their journey will remain only what they are – difficulties; that is, they will not morph into excuses why their journey to Jesus has to end or...

December 3, 2018March 28, 2019by
Do Not Fear
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Do Not Fear

“Say to the fearful of heart: Be strong, do not fear!” (Isaiah 35:4) Scripture asserts that fear is the greatest obstacle to faith. Sometimes, it is fear of what others will think of us. Other times, it is a fear of changing my way of living. Still other times, it is a fear of what...

September 10, 2018March 28, 2019by
Christian Joy (7/31)
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Christian Joy (7/31)

Christian joy wells up from the groundspring of sure and certain knowledge of God’s relentless love for us.  

July 31, 2018March 28, 2019by
Making Faith Great (8/21)
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Making Faith Great (8/21)

How might my faith become great? By imitating Jesus’ own actions and, thereby, becoming more and more at home with the heavenly Father. What activities did Jesus practice? Such things as solitude and silence, prayer, simple and sacrificial living, knowing and meditating upon God’s Word and God’s ways and showing care and compassion to others,...

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Homily Notes (Sun) August 20
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Homily Notes (Sun) August 20

Last’s week Gospel concludes with an astonishing statement from Jesus to the apostles: “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31). In stark contrast, today we hear Jesus praising a Canaanite woman (a pagan!): “O woman, great is your faith!” (Matthew 15:28). If the Lord Jesus were to call you before Him...

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