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Ignore Those Walls!

May 29, AD2015 2 Comments
Ignore Those Walls!

We live in a hectic, deadline driven world. Whether at work or home, things are either speeding towards us from all sides, or we are flying headlong into one event after another. At the office we are in a constant state of managing the expectations of bosses, peers and customers. At home we rush kids […]

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Beware, These Aren’t Your Parents’ Scouts!

May 21, AD2015 116 Comments
Beware, These Aren’t Your Parents’ Scouts!

This isn’t your parent’s scouting! As if it’s not bad enough that the Girl Scouts of America are in cahoots with abortion giant Planned Parenthood, enter the push within the Boy Scouts of America for openly homosexual leaders. As it is, they already accept openly gay scouts into the fold. But now we have more, deeply troubling developments […]

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It Takes Two to Two Step

May 14, AD2015 2 Comments
It Takes Two to Two Step

“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak” – Hopi Indian Saying I’ve been dancing a lot lately – two step, cha cha, waltz, triple step, triple two step. These dances are different from line dancing, different from the kind of dance I do around my living room when my favorite song comes on, […]

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I Will Not Be Dissuaded

May 7, AD2015 86 Comments
I Will Not Be Dissuaded

I don’t think I ever expected my daily life to become such a fierce battle. I never imagined that I would come to feel as though I’d fallen through some bizarre looking glass, that society at large would resemble a Mad Hatter’s tea party. I wanted something much different for my children. I didn’t want […]

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Little Man You’re Crying: Some Thoughts on Baltimore

May 5, AD2015 7 Comments
Little Man You’re Crying: Some Thoughts on Baltimore

When I was a little boy, my dad sometimes sang this song to me at bedtime, especially if I’d had a bad day. Little man, you’re crying, I know why you’re blue Someone took your kiddy car away Better go to sleep now, little man, you’ve had a busy day Johnny won your marbles, tell […]

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Young Pro-Life Leaders Gather at Camp Joshua, Nevada

May 4, AD2015 3 Comments
Young Pro-Life Leaders Gather at Camp Joshua, Nevada

“So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpets, they raised a great shout, and the wall fell down flat…” (Joshua 6:20 NRSVCE) The theme is Christian and the biblical wall of Jericho is the metaphor referring to:  “Building a culture of life and bringing down the […]

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Radical Homosexuals Want to Have Their ‘Ideological Cake’ and Make You Eat it Too

May 1, AD2015 138 Comments
Radical Homosexuals Want to Have Their ‘Ideological Cake’ and Make You Eat it Too

This past week, we witnessed the unseemly pandering of several Republicans to the radical homosexual movement.  Each stumbled over the other to present his credentials. Florida Senator Marco Rubio—in a display of complete incoherence—stated on Face the Nation: “I don’t believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for a vast and enormous majority of […]

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Monsters are Among Us!

April 30, AD2015 13 Comments
Monsters are Among Us!

When we were children, monsters would move from movie screens and story books to the shadows in our rooms or dark corners of our imaginations. Today they appear in the nightly news and history books, in the aftermath of their crimes, or on the internet wearing black masks, recording their crimes against the “Nation of […]

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Of God and Godparents

April 28, AD2015 1 Comment
Of God and Godparents

Everyone loves seing the babies baptized early Sunday morning. Some squeal with delight while others cry their eyes out as the cold Holy Water runs across their heads. I’m always curious though about who the parents chose as godparents for their child. If physical similarities matter, many seem to have chosen a sibiling or two […]

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The Pro-choice Mantra is “Every Child, a Wanted Child.”

April 25, AD2015 40 Comments
The Pro-choice Mantra is “Every Child, a Wanted Child.”

Man, that implies so much. That those who survive the Rubicon of the womb, they were desired,while those who did not, were not. Except it isn’t true. If you look at this world, there are plenty of children who suffer from neglect, from abuse, from the long tentacles of pain of parents who for whatever […]

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Catholic Joy?

April 24, AD2015 12 Comments
Catholic Joy?

  Joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, not a special gift given to a select few;  it is simply a by-product of living in God. However, when people think of a Catholic saint, the first image that comes to mind is a sad, pale, thin figure, often tortured and in pain, or looking […]

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The Complementarity of Justice and Mercy

April 21, AD2015 9 Comments
The Complementarity of Justice and Mercy

We have just celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday during the season of Easter, which can rightly be viewed as a season of mercy. Pope Francis has declared that the Church will celebrate a Jubilee Year of Mercy beginning December 8, 2015. Through both the rhythm of the liturgical calendar and the guidance of our Holy Father […]

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A Difficult Lent

April 15, AD2015 2 Comments
A Difficult Lent

“We had the experience but missed the meaning, / And approach to the meaning restores the experience / In a different form, beyond any meaning / We can assign to happiness” – T.S. Eliot For a few days, I watched the sun descend over the Point Loma Cliffs. Each day, roughly 30 minutes before sunset, […]

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A Catechesis on Emotions

April 10, AD2015 4 Comments
A Catechesis on Emotions

Have you ever wondered what emotions are for, and how they fit in with a life of faith and reflection? Emotions are important because they give texture to experience, even though at times we feel as though our emotions confound us or get in the way. Many believe that emotions are nothing more than a […]

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Who Is Deserving of Life and Love?

March 26, AD2015 4 Comments
Who Is Deserving of Life and Love?

If I were to tell you that I only love my blue-eyed children, what would you think? There would surely be well deserved outrage! What if God only loved those of us who were saints or we were obligated to only love those with whom we agree? How would the family fare if children only […]

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Give Praise to the Lord

March 19, AD2015 1 Comment
Give Praise to the Lord

It is Lent and no doubt, we are in the full swing of the things we said we would do or what we would give up during this season. I was thinking recently how praising God could be one of those things. How many times do you hear people say that they are giving up […]

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When You Fall Off The Wagon

March 18, AD2015 2 Comments
When You Fall Off The Wagon

“Yet even now – oracle of the Lord – return to me with your whole heart… For he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love” – Joel 2:12-13 David stood at the white board scribbling enthusiastically what he knew about setting goals. He drew flow charts and diagrams, arrows and measurable numbers. […]

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