pope, john paul ii

Love and Commitment

One who fasts for sins, but goes and commits them again: Who will hear his prayer, what is gained by mortification? [Sir 34:31] Lent is

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Rethinking Lent This Year

Growing up, all I knew about Lent was that it meant giving up something. For me, that usually meant chocolate, or if I was feeling

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To Have and to Hold

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hold baby Jesus in your arms? Imagine the joy Simeon felt at the Presentation in

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Time and Tide

Here we are again at the start of another year. Have those resolutions gone by the wayside yet? Nowadays, the weeks and months go by

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Jesus, Good Shepherd, salvation

We Could Do Better

Of course, we could do better, but we usually don’t. We need a savior. St. Paul notes our predicament and then identifies the solution and

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Miracle in the Classroom

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the

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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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What Good Is It?

Let us begin with a story: A man and woman, very distraught and discouraged about today’s problems, walk into a store and see Jesus Christ

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Forgiveness is For Losers

Christian forgiveness is a revolution. By that I mean it does what revolutions always do: it overthrows the ancien régime, the old, decaying order of

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Thy Kingdom Come!

When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, do we realize that it is the most perfect prayer? After all, this prayer was given to us by

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