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Featured Favorite: Why I Remain Catholic

The Anchoress Elizabeth Scalia posed the question on her Patheos blog, “Why do I remain Catholic?” to Catholic writers and all media persons in this post. #WhyRemainCatholic is going wild. This conversation is timely for me, for I’ve begun writing … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus leads us to abundant life now and forever

Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12 One of the easiest ways to understand our Scriptures is to pray to the Holy Spirit asking him to activate the gift of understanding that we were all given … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Reversion at Passover by Faith Roberts

My reversion back to the Catholic Church was very slow and subtle with many little turning points. One that stands out in my mind happened at Passover dinner. This was before I was even dating my Jewish husband. At that … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net post 12-23-16

Christmass in Germany, 1944 – Letter from Pfc John Cook written Christmas Eve, 1944, to his wife and daughters in Fort Worth, Texas, telling of hush of peace on the battlefield. Holiday fruits of the Spirit – Detecting holiday fruits … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Rejoice, for our God is always available to us

Isaiah 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24 This week is full of anticipation and joy because Jesus has come to save us and has remained in special ways to comfort us and bring us his joy. Alleluia! Praise God! … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Let us rejoice! Our Lord and Messiah is always with us. Alleluia!

Isaiah 2:1-5; Ps 122:1-9; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44 Last week we finished our Liturgical year, looking at and praying about the life, death, resurrection, etc. of Christ. We concluded the year with the celebration of Jesus Christ as savior and … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 10-28-16

The Will of God – The will of God will never take you where the Spirit of God cannot work through you. CatholicMom.com: Find a Real Friend in Jesus – featured in CatholicMom.com – Nancy Ward interviews Gary Zimak who … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Peace and joy flow into us from the heart of Jesus

Exodus 17:8-13; Ps 121:1-8; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8 We continue to beg God for his mercy on our country with this election, the conversion of all terrorists and care for the refugees. Thank you for having responded to God’s … Continue reading

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