Taking Our Medicine

All of us have had the experience of realizing that we have sinned. We understand that what we did was wrong, and we can readily discern the negative effects of our actions. We then sincerely ask the Lord for His mercy and we try to make things right with anyone we may have hurt. As […]

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Food for Thought

I don’t know about you, but I have found the daily Mass readings for the second week of the Easter season to be overflowing with food for meditative prayer and daily Christian living. I thought I would share ten verses that have been especially meaningful to me this week, realizing of course that I’m only […]

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Got Wine?

Since Pope John Paul II introduced┬áthe Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary a few years ago, it’s been a joy and sometimes a challenge for my family to embrace these new mysteries. We are always on the lookout for new ways of approaching these rich episodes in Christ’s life. As we’ve given more attention to the […]

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Right Here, Right Now

I spent a couple wonderful years with a religious community in the 1980s as I was discerning a possible vocation to the priesthood and religious life. One day, they brought in a well-known retreat master to give the two dozen or so seminarians a day of recollection. The first words of the priest to begin […]

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Carelessness About Sin

This is “Saints Week” in the Church. No, the Holy Father has made no proclamation to that effect. Rather, it just so happens that October seems to have more than its fair share of wonderful feast days, and several of them occur this week. I thought they could provide the context for this week’s postings. […]

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