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Humility vs. Humiliation: The Lessons of Christ and St. Francis

March 20, AD2017 3 Comments
Humility vs. Humiliation:  The Lessons of Christ and St. Francis

I disagree with those who describe Our Lord’s Passion experience as humiliating, because I believe that they are merely projecting their perception of that situation on him. I can understand Our Lord’s embarrassment at being placed on public display nearly naked, given his great sense of purity. I can even understand Our Lord’s humanity being […]

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Slivers

January 31, AD2017 2 Comments
Slivers

I had a love-hate relationship with my mother’s tweezers and sewing needles growing up. I always ran to my mom when I so often would get wood slivers in my fingers as I spent summer days outside on our Northeastern Colorado farm. Back then I was found climbing fences, running in and out of sheds, […]

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The Mass: To Know, To Love, To Serve

September 24, AD2016 2 Comments
The Mass: To Know, To Love, To Serve

How does the Mass compete? The scenes from World Youth Day in Poland give hope that all is not lost. There is still a zeal for the Faith among young Catholics. Yet whenever I gather with other Catholic mothers of grown children there is always a sad story of a child who has left the […]

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Why the Prince of Peace Divides Us

August 28, AD2016 5 Comments
Why the Prince of Peace Divides Us

Christ is known as the Prince of Peace; as God the Son, through Whom “all things were made” (Nicene Creed), it is He alone who mediates true peace. And yet in this world we succumb to the wily tactics of the Great Deceiver, known as the “prince of this world.” The Bent One and his […]

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Genealogy and the God Family

August 3, AD2016 4 Comments
Genealogy and the God Family

There is quite a bit of interest these days in genealogy. Websites like Ancestry.com offer their extensive databases and resources to trace a family’s lineage. With the advent of the Genome Project it is now possible to use DNA to chart your family tree. Imagine discovering that your ancestors were royalty! How about famous? Or […]

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Why Being Kind Is Important

July 10, AD2016 0 Comments
Why Being Kind Is Important

A Message from the Pope Two years ago in 2014, Pope Francis made the following statement at his Angelus Address at St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City: “We are called…to become rest and comfort for our brothers and sisters, with a docile and humble attitude, in imitation of the Teacher. Docility and humility of heart help […]

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Discovering the Transformational Love of Christ

June 29, AD2016 0 Comments
Discovering the Transformational Love of Christ

Discovering the transformational love of Christ is something that sounds challenging for some of us. Maybe for others, it seems to be an easier task. We are currently in the “Year of Mercy” declared by our Holy Father Pope Francis which began at the start of the current liturgical year back in November. Pope Francis explained […]

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The Eucharist: Overcoming the Forbidden Fruit

April 13, AD2016 9 Comments
The Eucharist: Overcoming the Forbidden Fruit

There is so much to be said about the Eucharist. It is Christ’s supreme gift of Himself to mankind. We can never truly thank God enough for this new Passover meal, which replaces an ordinary sacrificed lamb with The Lamb of God, Jesus Himself. It is the true food that replaces the forbidden fruit. What […]

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Personalizing the Passion, Part Two

March 25, AD2016 2 Comments
Personalizing the Passion, Part Two

Last year, I wrote an article called Personalizing the Passion.  After much thought, I decided to follow up on that article with a slightly different twist.  This time, let’s take a look at some of the characters in the Passion, and then examine ourselves to see which one(s) we most closely represent in our daily […]

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Are We, As Church, A Receptive Bride?

March 13, AD2016 4 Comments
Are We, As Church, A Receptive Bride?

“I have a desire for something more in my life” I often hear. It is an echo of the deepest ache within, that insatiable hunger for Love Divine. But few realize where the banquet table lies that will satisfy. Few realize our calling as the Church to be a bride, the “Bride of Christ.” Very few know […]

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Men Must Know Jesus Christ

February 8, AD2016 1 Comment
Men Must Know Jesus Christ

There is a serious Catholic “man crisis”.  Large numbers of men have left the Church and the majority of men who remain are lukewarm.  The root cause?  Men don’t know Jesus Christ. Men Giving Themselves to Christ Somehow, in the midst of heaps of Catholicism, the need to meet and know Jesus Christ gets lost.  […]

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Living Each Season with Christ

November 3, AD2015 0 Comments
Living Each Season with Christ

For much of my adult life I have lived in areas that really offered only three of the four seasons. In the Deep South summer faded into a blended autumn and winter; by February, hints of spring were already evident. On the other hand, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula we only gave a passing nod to […]

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Discipulorum Christi: Students of Christ

October 31, AD2015 1 Comment
Discipulorum Christi: Students of Christ

Latin is a delectable puzzle of never-ending wordplay, deeper meanings, and historical wonder. My students like to learn it because it is filled with innumerable “a-ha!” moments, in which the meaning of one Latin root word can set the entire classroom into a tizzy. (A recent discussion of the root meanings of dexterous — right-handed […]

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Taking a Stand at the Crossroads

July 20, AD2015 6 Comments
Taking a Stand at the Crossroads

The recent United States Supreme Court decision declaring by man’s authority that two people of the same sex have the right to marry in all 50 states is a landmark moment for Catholics called to take a stand. After Roe v. Wade, there is no more compelling issue in the divine order of things about […]

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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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Is Christ the Head of Your Home?

October 1, AD2014 18 Comments
Is Christ the Head of Your Home?

My husband called on his way home from work, tired and hungry. He had been in Atlanta since before the sun came up, and now he was stuck in traffic. He still had to go back to his office, which meant passing our house (which was still 25 miles away from where he was) and […]

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Atheists: Made in God’s Image?

June 21, AD2013 6 Comments
Atheists: Made in God’s Image?

Pope Francis has been in office for just over 100 days. Nearly every day this charismatic man delights us with his actions and words, filling our hearts with hope, hope for the magisterium of the Church, hope for all Catholics but most of all hope for our modern world, even hope for atheists. His very […]

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