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Featured Favorite: Resurrection and Self-Awareness

“In the mystery of the Resurrection lies the summit and the highest intensity of our Christian self-awareness, and therefore that of my new awareness of myself of the way in which I look at all people and all things,” writes … Continue reading

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One eye in heaven

When the nurse removed the bandage the day after cataract surgery on my right eye, immediately I noticed something strange and beautiful. The walls and medical equipment on the left side of the room were the normal tan tones of … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Collecting God’s treasures to bear his fruit

Isaiah 5:1-7; Ps 80:9, 12-16, 19-20; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43 Holy Spirit, please guide us to your truth, vision and clarity. God created the world good and gave it to the first humans that he put in his beautiful and … Continue reading

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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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CatholicMom.com: God’s To-Do List for a mom

Featured on CatholicMom.com What’s on God’s to-do list for you today? Does he wake you up early enough to enjoy the beautiful sunrise he created? As you get dressed, does he prompt you to pray for a divorced friend or … 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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The radiant joy of God’s presence

“Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,” (Psalm 34:6). What keeps us trying to focus our minds on the Lord and turn our hearts toward his? The joy of knowing he transforms us to reflect his presence … 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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