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Jim Grogan
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The Problem With Angels
I think that angels, those helpers of God, have created a problem, or put another way, our perception of angels has caused a problem for many of us. Close your eyes (oops! This is a blog, so you can't close your eyes yet!) and imagine God's army of angels s...

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Respect Life: Serve From Your Heart
As this month has begun, throughout the Catholic Church we have called for October to be recognized as "Respect Life Month. This reminder of what it means to hold life sacred at all its stages is needed now, more than ever, I think. I offered a homily, whic...

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St. John Vianney, Priest and Confessor
  Today, August 4th, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of St. John Vianney, patron saint of priests. St. John dedicated himself without hesitation to his parish in Ars, France, where he would spend 12-16 hours each day hearing  c onfessions. Last...

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"Why Were You Made?"
In a sermon, included in the Office of Readings for Saint Peter Chrysologus (July 30), bishop and Doctor of the Church, he asks this question: "Why do you ask how you were created and do not seek to know why you were made?" This is an important question tod...

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The Joyful Mystery of Creation
Today, Pope Francis shared a simple, but remarkable Tweet. @Pontifex wrote, "More than a scientific question, the universe is a joyful mystery that speaks of God's boundless love for us." In this message, our Holy Father links science and nature in one conv...

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A Culture of Life
Two years ago, on January 22, 2014, we had a circumstance much like today: foul winter weather interrupted our seminary plans to join in the protest urging respect for life, on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court, the anniversar...

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Oh Holy Night - Chapters 9 & 10, and "Encouragement"


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Oh Holy Night - Chapters 7 & 8


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Oh Holy Night - Chapters 5 & 6


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Oh Holy Night - Chapters 3 & 4

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