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Peter, Paul and Collaborative Ministry

July 1, AD2016 0 Comments
Peter, Paul and Collaborative  Ministry

In the 1930’s, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a house that many consider his most beautiful. The owner had requested that the waterfall on the property be showcased, and that the house be built as close as possible to the waterfall. True to his genius, Mr. Wright decided to build the house over the waterfall! In order to accomplish […]

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The New Evangelization Is Missing Men

September 18, AD2015 4 Comments
The New Evangelization Is Missing Men

It has been almost 50 years since the New Evangelization was launched at Vatican II. Despite a growing enthusiasm for evangelization, there is a serious and growing Catholic “man-crisis” in the United States. So far, the New Evangelization is missing men. The Catholic “Man Crisis” There is a serious Catholic “man crisis”. One in three […]

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“A Beautiful Work of the Holy Spirit”

January 30, AD2015 33 Comments
“A Beautiful Work of the Holy Spirit”

Man likes to be in control, especially of  the Holy Spirit. Of course, most of us would deny trying to box in the Almighty, because we realize how ridiculous this sounds.  Yet, because we really do not like to change, we end up resisting even God.  We like our comfort zone. We especially don’t like […]

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Blessed John Paul II: First Pope of the Catholic Resurgence

March 25, AD2014 10 Comments
Blessed John Paul II:  First Pope of the Catholic Resurgence

Sometimes a great historical figure is not as recognized as such during his lifetime.  Other historical figures are recognized as monumentally important even while they live.  John Paul II, who will be canonized on April 27, 2014, was definitely in the latter category.  He was the most important Pope of the last century, and the […]

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Pope Paul VI and the Smoke of Satan

January 29, AD2013 47 Comments
Pope Paul VI and the Smoke of Satan

I have long heard about Pope Paul VI having referred to the “smoke of Satan” having entered the Church.  Usually most references to it do not mention when it was said and in what context.  The quote apparently was said on June 29, 1972 by Pope Paul VI on the ninth anniversary of his coronation […]

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