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Is KonMari for Catholics?

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. Did you know there could be a child

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Be like Christ

Be like Mike? If you were around then, do you remember the “Be like Mike” Gatorade TV commercial of the 1990s? The implication of the

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Pilate: The King’s Friend?

Do You Think You Know Why Pilate Condemned Christ? Lacking the authority to execute Christ themselves, the Jewish leaders dragged Christ before Pontius Pilate, the

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Purity of Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. The kingdom of God is where God’s will is fully done by us and

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The Fifth Beatitude: Mercy

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. For the past five months I’ve been writing about the Beatitudes in order to understand them

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No Music is Good Music

Vatican II Music If you read what the Second Vatican Council wrote about sacred music (in Chapter VI in the 1963 constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium) you will

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ethics, things that last

Sam’s Justice

Justice is simply defined as giving one his or her “due.” It means rendering to people what you owe them. What do we owe others?

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mass, prayer, petition, funeral, worship

Mirrors Darkly

Truth Truth is what is. Truth is the real. We error-prone and sometimes reality-denying human beings have the truth when what we think about corresponds

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Where is Truth?

In a recent column, I discussed the definition of truth as “what is.” Truth is the equation of thought and thing. It is the conformity

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Truth: Not What You Think

A FaceBook friend recently posted this: What I fear has become the new “progressive” orthodoxy is this, that there is no such thing as truth.

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