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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 10-14-16

 What is this I hear about you? by Connie Beckman – I may stumble and fall flat on my face at times, but I know with joy that if I seek God’s mercy and ask for his forgiveness, grace will … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 8-26-16

A visit by Pope Francis! – Silva Volčič writes, “None of us who woke up in Chicco Ark community expected to shake hands and talk with Pope Francis later that afternoon.” Grief, Joy and Alleluia! – The joy of my … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Our special joy? Praying the prayer Jesus taught

Genesis 18:20-32; Ps 138:1-3, 6-8; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13 Please continue to pray daily a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the conversion of our country. And continue to pray for the conversion of all terrorists and a greater outpouring of … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 7-8-16

Eight reasons God’s mercy helps us forgive ourselves – How do I surrender my natural desire for revenge? How do I ask for and receive God’s mercy to forgive myself for my failings? Stormy day at the beach? – Featured on … Continue reading

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Eight reasons God’s mercy helps us forgive ourselves

God’s mercy abounds. We see it in all the sacraments as he breathes new life into us at Baptism and Confirmation, feeds us in the Eucharist and forgives us in Reconciliation. As I wrote in How God gave his gift … Continue reading

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How God’s mercy gave me a second chance

Featured on CatholicMom.com A phone call abruptly brought Walter, the Englishman, into our home. He was a contract employee under my husband’s supervision that was injured while off-duty. My husband needed to find a place for Walter to live until … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: The heart of Christian life: Christ’s loving mercy

2 Samuel 12:7-10,13; Ps 32:1-2, 5,7,11; Galatians 2:16, 19-21; Luke 7:36-50 The first and gospel stories today are expressions of God’s mercy and forgiveness for the humans he created. This mercy is completely unmerited. God’s love or mercy is a … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Look to God that you might be radiant with joy

Joshua 5:9a, 10-12; Ps 34:2-7; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 As a priest for over forty years, my main concern is how to help Catholics understand what Jesus’ Church is all about. The readings this weekend are clear about … Continue reading

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