I Am No Victim

  I am no victim I live with a vision I’m covered by the force of love Covered in my Savior’s Blood I am no

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Time’s Up for the Bishops

I’m angry. I’m disgusted. And I don’t like being played for a sucker. The Requirements I Must Meet As a Catholic school teacher, I’ve been

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The Amazing Value of Hardship

Hardship is not pleasant. It creates discomfort in our lives. It inconveniences our plans. It discourages us, causing hesitation and inaction. Yet, properly understood, hardship

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Am I Weak Enough to Be a Christian?

I have faced difficult situations countless times, finally learning to surrender control to God after playing god becomes too exhausting. Often He has surprised me

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Take Heaven By Force

“Out in the street, you don’t survive by being weak. This is our time, walls were made for us to climb. Don’t you try to lock

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A Tale of Two Cooks and Two Meals

We understand the adage “too many cooks spoil the broth” to mean that splitting a task in too many directions can be counterproductive.  Certainly, having

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The False Faces of Compassion

Both the modern culture and the Church have very clear ideas of what it means to be compassionate. Compassion is usually equated with gentleness, sweetness,

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Animals Do Go to Heaven

This past January, we made the heart-breaking decision to put our beloved dog Ralphie to sleep. Animal lovers understand the grief and the terrible sense

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