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The radiant joy of God’s presence Joy Stories: Why I became a Catholic by Brian Gill Friars Corner: Jesus died on the cross to forgive all of our sins  

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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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Ten counter punches to spiritual attacks

When you set out to go to Mass, help a friend or have a quiet prayer time – what happens? Your children balk, you get into a heated discussion with your spouse, your phone and doorbell ring at the same … Continue reading

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The Feet Washing: How God gave his mercy through me

Featured on CatholicMom.com In How God’s mercy gives us second chances, I wrote how reviewing my journals helps me recognize my mistakes and how God’s mercy works in healing my past. A lot of my sinful behavior was directed toward … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: O Come, let us adore Christ’s ongoing presence

Jeremiah 33:14-16; Ps 25:4-5, 8-10, 14; 1 Thessalonians 3:12–4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 We have finished another church year. Each liturgical year we think about some aspect of God’s loving plan for us, his creation. We have some sense of humanity’s … Continue reading

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Noise!

One of the benefits of Mass is the quiet holy atmosphere that allows me to reflect, pray and focus on the Lord away from the noisy world. Recently during a weekday Mass a loud alarm began to clang before the … Continue reading

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