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Author Archive: Gary Zimak

Gary Zimak is a full time Catholic speaker, author and radio host. In addition to hosting Following The Truth on Blogtalkradio (M-F at 8 PM Eastern), Gary is a frequent guest on EWTN, Relevant and Sirius/XM Radio. He is the author of A Worrier's Guide To The Bible , Listen To Your Blessed Mother and From Fear To Faith. A frequent speaker at parishes and conferences, Gary is the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Eileen and daughters Mary and Elizabeth.

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Easing The Suffering Of Jesus…Today!

April 18, AD2014 0 Comments
Easing The Suffering Of Jesus…Today!

On this holy and sad day known as Good Friday, we will have many opportunities to reflect on the suffering of Christ. While this is a great idea and something that we all should do, we need to be careful. We often have the tendency to treat Our Lord\’s suffering as something that happened two […]

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Have I Grown Closer To Jesus Today?

March 21, AD2014 4 Comments
Have I Grown Closer To Jesus Today?

As we journey through the forty days of Lent, it’s easy to lose our focus. Even if we remain faithful to our Lenten sacrifices, we can still lose sight of our main goal – growing closer to the Lord. While it is entirely possible that giving up sweets, coffee or beer can draw us closer […]

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In Defense Of Pope Francis

February 21, AD2014 11 Comments
In Defense Of Pope Francis

It’s time. I’ve put off writing this for a while, but the time has come. In the past few months, I’ve noticed an increase in the number of attacks on our current Holy Father, Pope Francis. No big deal, right? After all, our culture isn’t exactly supportive of Catholic teaching. We live in a world […]

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Finding the One, True Church: Connect the Dots Approach

January 24, AD2014 9 Comments
Finding the One, True Church:  Connect the Dots Approach

Teach me, LORD, your way that I may walk in your truth. (Ps 86:11) Sounds simple, doesn’t it? I can’t imagine any Christian looking at the above verse and disagreeing with its content. Essentially, it is a summary of our mission as followers of Christ. But exactly how does the Lord teach us “His way” […]

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Letting Your Conscience Be Your Guide (What Jiminy Cricket Didn’t Tell You)

November 30, AD2013 7 Comments
Letting Your Conscience Be Your Guide (What Jiminy Cricket Didn’t Tell You)

“Always let your conscience be your guide” (Jiminy Cricket, from the movie Pinocchio, 1940). “One of the key pastoral problems facing us is the widespread misunderstanding of the role of conscience, whereby individual conscience and experience are exalted above or against Church teaching” (Blessed Pope John Paul II, Address to Bishops of New England, September […]

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Ten Saints Every \”Worrier\” Should Know

November 2, AD2013 7 Comments
Ten Saints Every \”Worrier\” Should Know

Although we’d rather not admit it, many of us worry (or are tempted to worry) each day of our lives. One of the reasons that we worry is that we sometimes feel we are facing our problems alone. Once we meet others who are dealing with similar problems, we usually feel better. Even more comforting […]

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Why Pope Francis Makes Me Uncomfortable

October 4, AD2013 42 Comments
Why Pope Francis Makes Me Uncomfortable

Pope Francis makes me uncomfortable. There…I said it! Somehow I think that I\’m not the only one who feels this way. Every time the Holy Father speaks or gives an interview, I get a little more uncomfortable. And, if I could be totally honest, I don\’t like the feeling. In order to clarify my position, […]

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Suffering? 10 Lessons We Can Learn From The Agony In The Garden

September 6, AD2013 11 Comments
Suffering? 10 Lessons We Can Learn From The Agony In The Garden

Over the course of our lives, it is inevitable that we will experience suffering. It is also inevitable that this suffering will cause us to ask many questions: Why me? What should I do? Is it okay to feel anxious or sad? Can God help me? Fortunately for us, the answers to each of these […]

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A Little Faith Goes A Long Way!

July 12, AD2013 3 Comments
A Little Faith Goes A Long Way!

How important is faith? According to Jesus, it’s VERY important: “Whatever you ask for in prayer, you will receive it if you have faith.” (Matthew 18:22) “Daughter, your faith has made you well.” (Mark 5:34) “Rise and go on your way; your faith has made you well.” (Luke 17:19) We often become uncomfortable when we […]

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Should We Pray For The Souls Of Murderers And Terrorists?

June 14, AD2013 7 Comments
Should We Pray For The Souls Of Murderers And Terrorists?

A few years ago, upon hearing of the death of the infamous Dr. Jack Kevorkian, I wrote about the importance of praying for his soul.  As you may suspect, I received a lot of backlash.  The recent death of Canadian abortionist Henry Morgentaler provided an opportunity to revisit my article and the results were the […]

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10 Things That Happen When We Pray

May 17, AD2013 2 Comments
10 Things That Happen When We Pray

Why should I bother to pray? If you’re like me, you’ve probably asked yourself this question at least once in your life. Whether it’s motivated by the fact that “God already knows what I need” or by “God doesn’t answer my prayers”, the fact of the matter is that the question does get raised by […]

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Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

April 19, AD2013 40 Comments
Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

Why would a loving God allow bad things to happen? The recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon certainly brings this question to the minds of many people. If God really loves us, why does He allow us to suffer? Why does He permit terrorism, child abuse and natural disasters to occur? While the brutally honest […]

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5 Habits That Are Hazardous To Your (Spiritual) Health

March 22, AD2013 2 Comments
5 Habits That Are Hazardous To Your (Spiritual) Health

Although Lent is winding to a close, there is still plenty of time to work on the many bad habits that hurt our relationship with the Lord. If you were to make even the smallest progress overcoming one of your bad habits, then your Lent would be a success. While God never expects us to […]

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Moving From Fear To Faith

February 22, AD2013 6 Comments
Moving From Fear To Faith

Since A Worrier\’s Guide To The Bible was released, I’ve been doing a lot of speaking about anxiety. As I visit various parishes, I encounter many people who are worried about a variety of things. And I have to admit that some of their problems are monumental. I have also met several individuals who have […]

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