10 Important Things (6/1)
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10 Important Things (6/1)

10 IMPORTANT THINGS Images recording the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police are beyond horrifying. Floyd’s murder is added to other black community members including Armand Arberry, Breonna Taylor, Laquan McDonald and a dozen more police killings caught on tape. Monstrous revelations of deep rot corruption of some church leaders including...

June 1, 2020June 1, 2020by
Sweet Guest of the Soul (5/31)
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Sweet Guest of the Soul (5/31)

The HOLY SPIRIT permanently dwells in the heart of the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ. Sacred Scripture teaches the HOLY SPIRIT was active in Christ’s soul, directing Him in the accomplishment of His redemptive mission. Assuredly, Jesus could have carried out this mission alone, but He eagerly desired for the CHURCH to participate in...

May 31, 2020May 31, 2020by
Christians United (4/21)
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Christians United (4/21)

“The community of believers was of one heart and mind” (Acts 4:32). This description of the earliest Church from the Acts of the Apostles powerfully conveys the reverence, care and love of the first Christians. They made beautiful harmony by recognizing and meeting the needs of each other. So passionate was their defense of this unity ...

April 21, 2020April 21, 2020by
Distancing Thomas (4/18)
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Distancing Thomas (4/18)

On the evening of the first day of the week, the day on which our blessed Lord Jesus rose from the dead, He appears to His closest friends and comforts them saying, “Peace be with you.” On that occasion, Thomas was not with the other apostles. Distancing Thomas?

April 18, 2020April 18, 2020by
Stay With Us, Lord! (4/13)
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Stay With Us, Lord! (4/13)

Just as physical hunger is an indication of a living, healthy organism, so spiritual hunger is a sign of a robust spirit, one that is active and continually developing.  

April 13, 2020April 13, 2020by
The Resurrection of the Lord (4/12)
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The Resurrection of the Lord (4/12)

God has made us for Himself and we cannot live apart from Him. We need God We hunger and thirst for Him. It may be experienced firstly as an ache for something more or a longing to find a different way that brings meaning, joy and fulfillment. The more we permit the glorious light of...

April 13, 2020April 13, 2020by
Good Friday (4/10)
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Good Friday (4/10)

GOOD FRIDAY ushers us into the thicket of the trials and pains of the Son of God. We are to accept suffering voluntarily in order to unite ourselves more intimately with the Crucified Jesus. By suffering with Him, we better grasp His love for us and grow in empathy for others in their struggles.

April 10, 2020April 10, 2020by
Holy Thursday (4/9)
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Holy Thursday (4/9)

During the Last Supper Jesus bequeaths to the disciples the new commandment. By washing their feet, Jesus makes real and concrete the defining feature of intentional disciples and true followers – humility and charity. To not miss the most salient point, Jesus emphasizes the enduring meaning of His loving action: “I have given you a...

April 10, 2020April 10, 2020by
Love’s Demand (3/26)
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Love’s Demand (3/26)

Although our buildings are closed, our church is alive as the Body of Christ in a variety of positive ways. I continue to be amazed and uplifted hearing numerous accounts of how you are investing yourselves in your families. Saint Pope John Paul II (+2005) repeatedly exalted the domestic church – the home church –...

March 26, 2020March 26, 2020by
Now I See (3/22)
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Now I See (3/22)

Last week it was a Samaritan woman (John 4:5-42). Hardened by her own daily struggle and poor life choices, Jesus (still!) meets her right where she is. Jesus goes to her and invites her to think beyond her disappointment and suffering. Initially skeptical, she slowly comes to see GOD clearly and, then, to worship HIM...

March 22, 2020March 22, 2020by