peace, hope, renewal, purity

Lowering the Bar

In an age of rapidly increasing technology, mass higher education, and increasing prosperity it would appear that our lives are forever getting better.  Our society

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Hurry Up, Easter!

With the early days of the Lenten season now upon us, perhaps, like me, you already find the prospect of so many weeks ahead until

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abortion, pregnancy loss, baby, crying, pain, miscarriage

Go Ahead Rachel, Weep

 A voice is heard in Ramah, lamenting and weeping bitterly: it is Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted because they are no

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Have You Had A Mercy Checkup?

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy officially ends soon (November 20, 2016). Considering that fact, together with Saint Teresa of Calcutta’s canonization, perhaps it is time

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divine mercy, jesus, mercy

Why Being Kind Is Important

A Message from the Pope Two years ago in 2014, Pope Francis made the following statement at his Angelus Address at St. Peter’s Square, Vatican

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conflict, difficulty

Handling Criticism

It seems no matter what our station in life we are bound to be the object of criticism at some point. Perhaps you are a

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wonder, exclamatory prayer

God’s Power and Mercy

In the Summa Theologiae, II-II, q. 30, a. 4, St. Thomas Aquinas writes: “It is proper to God to exercise mercy, and he manifests his

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