fear, evil, light, darkness

The Second Conversion

The Gospel of John recounts a clandestine meeting, under the cover of darkness, between Jesus and a ruler of the Jews, a Pharisee named Nicodemus.

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hospice, suffering, death, palliative care

Managing Suffering In Your Life

People suffer—good people and bad people. When the so-called good people suffer, many of us look at the so-called bad people thriving and complain. Scripture

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Why Are Dust and Ashes Proud?

“Why are dust and ashes proud? Even during life man’s body decays … a king today – tomorrow he is dead,” writes Sirach (Sirach 10:9).

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Blessed is She Who Believed

There is a stone building called “Mary’s House” near the ancient city of Ephesus (modern-day Turkey) on a hillside named “Nightingale”. The house is simple,

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shame

Why Do You Doubt?

Consider Matthew 14:31: Peter cried out for help when he began to sink as he tried to walk on water toward Jesus in the stormy

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liturgy, reform

Advent and the Liturgical Year

Catholics can rightfully wish each other “Happy New Year!” on Sunday, December 2nd, because it is the beginning of a new liturgical year in the

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