Category Archives: Countercultural

Christian versus secular values

The promise of Lent and grace of Eastertide

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com The one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 1:6) As the end of Lent nears, we see how far we have come. And we see … Continue reading

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The Gift of a Free Lunch

featured on NewEvangelizers.com Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:16-17 NAB) Mariana, my friend from exercise class, told me … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Be baptized in the Holy Spirit and come to know the joy of knowing Jesus

Genesis 12:1-4a; Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22; 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus is gathering more and more followers across the world. he is telling them that he has opened up a “new fountain of living water,“ as he told the … 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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New Evangelizers: Find a Real Friend in Jesus

While interviewing Gary Zimak about his new book, Find a Real Friend in Jesus: Ten Amazingly Easy Steps, I found a fascinating backstory of how a conversion experience propelled him into a career as a full-time Catholic evangelist. Nancy: How … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: God hears the prayer of the lowly and brings them gladness

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; Ps 34:2-3, 17-19, 23; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14 Come Holy Spirit, come and from your clear celestial home. Shed many rays of divine light. We need Your light surrounding our whole being, especially in our minds. … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus rejoices in finding the lost sheep

Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-10 Please don’t stop praying daily a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the conversion of all terrorists. We can also pray another chaplet for our country. We certainly … Continue reading

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Me? An evangelist?

Featured on New Evangelizers.com Did you know that when you were baptized, you were anointed to be an evangelist? Yes, you, I and every Christian are meant to bring others into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. How do we … Continue reading

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