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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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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Waiting in Peace For a Vocation

“Why am I still waiting for my vocation?” I’ve heard variations on this question many times from friends and other young people searching for long-term

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water, baptism, purity

Called to Deep Waters

In Matthew’s telling of Christ walking on water (Matt 14:22-33), we hear Peter say to our Lord, “Lord, if it is You, command me to

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Trusting In God Completely

There are many lessons to be learned from reading Holy Scripture, but in my opinion, one of the most important lessons to be learned is

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Hope in Front of Me

If there is any process that can take your sense of hope, doubt, faith and trust, put all of them in a blender and see

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In a Matter of a Moment

I was talking to a friend today about her son’s upcoming graduation from high school. Two of my own children have graduated already and so

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Dignity in Death

As I sat patiently in the airport waiting for my plane to arrive, I quietly watched the people around me.  I wondered where they were

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Every Life Matters

Today in Washington D.C. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to participate in the annual March for Life. They come from all around the

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When God Says “No”

Have you ever prayed really hard about a decision – perhaps one involving a new job or a new relationship – and you were absolutely certain

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