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Joy Stories: God bless the unbroken road by Neil Combs

The story of Neil Comb’s unbroken road to the Catholic Church is a Featured Favorite from 2014 Many faith journeys and conversion stories are filled with trials and conflict, with obstacles and hesitance. A “broken road” as they say.  My … Continue reading

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Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:40) The head librarian at Memorial Park Branch Library was the unforgettable Mrs. Conrad Bryson, a stately woman who … Continue reading

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Just what I needed

On the morning of Dec 26, my husband and I returned from morning mass to find a voicemail from the daughter of Phyllis, my closest friend. She had died at midnight at the rehab center where she was recuperating from … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: No Perfect Church by Margaret Reveira

During the midst of an emotional crisis, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior in March 1984.  I thought I had known him previously since I was quite involved in my parish.  However, I soon realized that those activities did … Continue reading

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Ouch, God! That hurts!

My 16-year-old granddaughter Mary Grace plays the guitar for the Youth Ministry meetings, Camp Jesus and Sunday prayer meetings of our covenant community. She shared an insight about learning to play the guitar: “When I decided I wanted to learn … Continue reading

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Pope John Paul II: Be Not Afraid by Fr. Bob Hilz

Today we celebrate the memorial of Blessed John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005. How do I summarize the life of the second longest reigning pope in Church History. He was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland. He lost both of his … Continue reading

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Do you know the name of your Guardian Angel?

Years ago a Bible study friend of mine talked about going shopping with Lenore. Who was Lenore? Her guardian angel. How did she know her name? She asked her. So I began to ask my guardian angel what her name … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Church and the New Pope

O Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme Pastor of Your Church, we thank you for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI and the selfless care with which he has led us as Successor of Peter, and Your Vicar on earth. Good Shepherd, … Continue reading

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