Category Archives: Catholic

Mary leads us to the secret of evangelization

Mary, model of evangelization, has much to teach us about evangelization by the way she relates to God and his people. Here are three scenes in Mary’s life that reveal the secret of evangelization. The Annunciation. Mary had a personal … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Blessed are they who walk in the Light of the Lord

Sirach 15:15-20; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37 The New Catechism says this about the new life that Jesus came to earth to bring us into, his Kingdom. The New Law is called a law of … Continue reading

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True Radiance, Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life

A book review by Nancy Ward Featured on New Evangelizers.com The subtitle of True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life, reflects Lisa Mladinich’s way of relating her experience and encouragement to women. Readers find grace here in her … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus’ Light brings joy to us and blessings to others

Isaiah 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-3; Matthew 5:13-16 God’s light is a major theme throughout our Bible. It is mentioned 77 times from Genesis to Revelation. As God was creating the universe and our earth, he said in Genesis … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to register for the Catholic Writers Conference Online

Yes, our online webinar is almost here! I will be presenting a session on “How to Get the Most from a Critique Group (even if you have to start one yourself). My workshop is on Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:00 … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The Beatitudes lead us to the joy of Jesus

Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13; Psalms 146:6-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12a The Beatitudes of Matthew’s Gospel point to a growing blessing of God, even amidst great trials and persecution in our lives. God’s joy flows from his divine grace within us … Continue reading

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Time for God — Fr. Jacques Philippe’s classic on mental prayer

featured on SpiritualDirection.com Time for God by Jacques Philippe is about mental prayer. Facing God in solitude and silence for a time, to enter into intimate, loving communication with him. I read this as a participant in a group study … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: To do your will O my God, is my delight

Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; Ps 40:2, 4, 7-10; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; 1:29-34 Last Sunday we celebrated the Eastern Church’s Christmas and Jesus’ baptism. On Monday, the Roman Church remembered the baptism of Jesus, some thirty years later. Now the Sunday and … Continue reading

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