divine mercy, jesus, mercy

Fear, Faith, and Surrender

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). This summer I was overcome with fear when

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race, bias

Is Faith Just Another Bias?

Is Faith just another group bias? We seem to be trying to eliminate bias, which favors group identity, and to embrace diversity to an ever

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In the One Family of God

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family (Lee Iacocca, American Executive, 1924-2019). There is

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vegetables, fresh, garden, food, market, vegetarian

Fruits of Our Labor

There is a saying: “If you want to be happy, plant a garden.” Oh, how true that is! When we are gardening, we are living

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The Mustard Seed of Faith

… [T]he apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would

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The Devil’s Fake News

I recently went to mass at a Convent of the order of St. Clare in Sintra, Portugal. We talked to one of the nuns briefly

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eucharist, mass, gifts, offering

4 Steps to a Better Sunday

In college, I learned the phrase “the Sunday scaries.” It means that feeling of dread on Sunday night as Monday morning approaches, with its threat

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