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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Discovering Mercy

” Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. ” Matt. 5:7 Over the years I have experienced God’s Divine Mercy and protection

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#MeToo and the Messiah

The #MeToo movement has shaken the foundations of some of the culture’s most entrenched havens of sexual harassment, abuse and predation. The list of politicians,

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Jesus Was Troubled

Several places in Scripture tell us that Jesus was troubled or worried, or experienced grief. John 11:33: When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews

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Memory and Redemption

As we proceed through Lent, the recurring themes of redemption and forgiveness bubble to the surface of our thoughts. We understand redemption as literally being

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The True Path of Reparation

The endurance of darkness is preparation for great light. -Saint John of the Cross Why We Need to Practice Reparation A few weeks back I

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Lent as a Moving Experience

I find it powerful and transcendent that Lent is a moving journey toward the Cross and beyond.  This “moving” however, comes in three distinct contexts. 

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Life’s Vignettes and God

Life’s Vignettes and God Independent Films (IF) tell stories through vignettes. An IF vignette depicts poignant events in a person’s life in a short film. Each vignette

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The Path of Perfection – Purgatory

“All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification,

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Two Sons, One Father

There are two things the father does in the Gospel story of the Prodigal Son which can give all of us sinners hope and comfort.

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