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The Game Plan

Fourth Sunday of Advent-Cycle A My Dear Friends in Christ, We have come to the final Sunday of Advent, and thus the beginning of the final week of preparation for the coming of the Savior at Christmas. We have entered the drama of these fo...
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The Rescue Mission

First Sunday of Advent-Cycle A My Dear Friends in Christ, Last weekend our liturgical year culminated with the celebration of the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. There we saw that the King we proclaim is unlike any ot...
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The King of Hearts

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe-Cycle C My Dear Friends in Christ, Division is an illness that has plagued human society nearly from the beginning. One need not make it more than three chapters into Sacred...
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A Great Cloud of Witnesses: Why the Saints

In this episode of FRESHImage Presents, Tony Crescio explores the role the saints play in our daily lives. The saints are a part of the Christian faith often taken for granted by some and misunderstood by others. So, what does having an aut...
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John Paul II: God Has Given You to Me

We need not observe the world we live in long to arrive at the conclusion that the world we live in is not as it should be from a Christian perspective. As Tony Crescio explains in this FRESHImage Presents, this situation stems, at least in ...
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John Henry Newman On Educating Saints

In this FRESHImage Presents, Tony examines the thought of St. John Henry Newman on the topic of education. As Tony explains, for Newman, no education is complete which leaves out consideration of the Creator’s relationship to creation, and educa...
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John Chrysostom on the Family, Education, and the Transformation of Society

Welcome to FRESHImage Presents! What is the family? What is its purpose? Society would have us believe that the family is primarily for economics, but Christianity has a much different view of the family. The family, within a Christian wor...
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Augustine: The Psalms as the Dramatic Portrayal of Eucharistic Living

Welcome to FRESHImage Presents! For Augustine, the psalms provide Christians with a mirror for our lives in two ways: First, they reflect the drama of the human experience this side of eternity. Second, they reflect how we are called to respo...
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St. Alphonsus Liguori: Living in Friendship with God-Pt. 2

In Part One, we saw how, though not without difficulty, St. Alphonsus left the potential power, wealth, and prestige that were before him, together with many “friendships” of utility behind, to pursue authentic and lasting friendship with God. W...
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