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Belonging to the Body of Christ

“As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12). St. Paul’s exhortation on unity and diversity as found in 1 Corinthians 12 is a very familiar passag...
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Why Pray The Stations of the Resurrection?

While not yet as popular as the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross), or, the Stations of the Cross, the Via Lucis (Way of Light), or, the Stations of the Resurrection, is a beautiful Easter compliment to it. As the Directory on Popular Piety and the L...
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The Invitation to be Co-Creators with God

“The Lord God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it” (Genesis 2:15). In our culture, we place a premium on working hard, grinding it out, less rest, and more productivity. The underlying assumpt...
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Entering Deeper into Lent with Just A Little Talk

We all have something in life we struggle with. Things that we find difficult to deal with, and don’t really know where to begin addressing them. This could be something personal or relational. Maybe it is a vice we just can’t seem to shake off,...
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The Saints Respond to Bullies

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on [your] right cheek, turn the other one to him as well” (Matthew 5:38-39). As ...
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Looking in the Mirror of Scripture

When is the last time you went a day without looking in the mirror? Looking in the mirror is something that, I dare say, is something that we tend to do quite often, perhaps more often than we should. Popular sensibilities being what they are, p...
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The Little Drummer Boy’s Gospel

Of the many holiday songs which saturate the airwaves during the Advent and Christmas seasons and can be heard played in Christmas concerts, The Little Drummer Boy is perhaps one of the best known. In fact, as Kathy Warnes writes in her article,...
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Mary: A Woman of the Word

Happy Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary! “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5). With this short statement, Mary gives us the Christian program for life, a regiment which she had followed very closely, not only after giving birth to the Son o...
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Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels

Blessed Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels to you! Today’s celebration of the Guardian Angels has the tendency to take us back to childhood. After all, for many of us, the prayer to our guardian angel is among the first we learn. Angel o...
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