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I was a pagan, hedonistic, man-hating feminist. But now I’m Catholic. This Is my story

by Catherine Quinn How I found happiness in the place I least expected Growing up, I wasn’t exposed to God, or the Catholic Church. I knew that my grandparents were Catholic, but no one talked about this, and I didn’t … Continue reading

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Touch Jesus

by Sr. Linda Koontz Be close to the poor and to those in need, so as to touch in their flesh the wounded flesh of Jesus. Please draw near to them. —Pope Francis “The spirit of the Lord is upon me; … Continue reading

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Six Lessons of 9-11

After 16 years, I still keep a poster on the wall of my office advertising the National Book Festival, which my husband and I attended on September 8, 2001. All kinds of booths and entertainment venues filled the National Mall … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus calls us to love, not destroy

Ezekiel 33:7-9; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Rom 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20 Dear Holy Spirit, enlighten our minds to know God’s will for us and give us your power to do our part to help make the world better. This Sunday’s gospel is … Continue reading

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A Ray of Hope in Harvey’s Storm

By John Chomistek In light of this past week’s tragedy and all the people in Southern Texas that suddenly find themselves on new ground – in dire need – I wanted to add this post. The key to this message is, … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 9-1-17

Joy Stories: ‘Jesus loves me’ God’s Gift of Your Body Friars Corner: The joy of personally knowing Jesus Christ  

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 8-25-17

Pressed into Service Strange Gods: Moments of distraction Friars Corner: The joy of Jesus’ merciful healing

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Friars Corner: The joy of Jesus’ merciful healing

Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Ps 67:2-3, 5,6,8; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32, Matthew 15:21-28 In the past months of my travels I have learned some new things that are helpful for my understanding of our church and world. One bishop described the church … Continue reading

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