mercy, garden

Focus Your Efforts

We are living in a world where we are constantly inundated with information. The news comes to us almost immediately as it happens. In fact,

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veil, mass, tradition

Why I Remain Catholic

Being a Catholic has always been a central part of my life. Though leaving the Catholic Church has never crossed my mind, explaining why I

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sin of ommission

Lessons from Prison Ministry

One Saturday morning about a year and a half ago I attended training to volunteer at the local county jail. During the training, the deputy

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The Children of the Promise

Though I am the father of two adopted children, I have long neglected considering the topic of adoption, and how all people are the adopted

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hymn, church music, chant

Hymns or Heresy?

This will be short and sweet. Yours truly is weary of church songs, masquerading as hymns, portraying something other than Church teaching. It’s bad enough

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mercy, garden

Every Stitch a Prayer

Every Stitch a Prayer I dreamt I saw a dark-haired woman clad in blue. She sat at a simple table in a light-filled room, working

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