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If You but knew the Grace of God
St. Thomas Moore taught that one grows in wisdom by meditating on one or more of the four last things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.  Whether this meditation is constant or sporadically intentional isn't nearly as important as simply doing it.  Of thes...

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Lenten Check-In... Don't Give Up Early
Lent can be hard.  We make all sorts of commitments and resolutions for positive change.  And then we accidentally eat bacon on the first Friday of Lent and we think it's all over (I didn't do that btw... Not this Lent anyway..) "Lent is a time when you rea...

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The time has Come. It is now.
When does God give His grace? Right now. Sometimes we shoot our own spiritual foot by staying stuck in the regrets of the past or or anticipating too much the future scenarios that may or may not ever come.  While God is eternal and is present in all space ...

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Prepare to Prepare
I read recently that Byzantine Catholics (fully Catholic like Roman Catholics except they have different liturgical traditions, spiritual expressions, and ways of explaining doctrine often times) have something that we could rightly call "Pre-Lent."  In fac...

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A history of St Michael and the Devil
Here is the short version of how St Michael came to be the prince of all the angels and how the Devin rebelled against God. This is from the Church's ancient Tradition and is attested to by many of the Fathers of the Church and other Saints and is also bibl...

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Light; Let it Be
It's one of the most iconic Beatles songs; Let it Be. Whisper words of wisdom... let it be... You know, in the beginning there wasn't anything to be. There was not dirt, no birds, no water, not even space for those things to exist in and not even time for...

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He Waits
Ignore the background music from the event going on downstairs in the hall.  Here are some thoughts on prayer and "keeping Jesus waiting" for your consideration.

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New Wine Needs New Wineskins.. What's a Wineskin??
Today's Gospel ends with one of my favorite verses (which, coincidentally, sums up the whole Bible), "New wine is poured into fresh wineskins" - Jesus (in Mark 2:22) In biblical times people drank a lot of wine.  Not because they were running away from thei...

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When will you have your epiphany?
What is an epiphany?  A great awakening or realization? Some type of discovery of earth-shattering import? A new perspective on some previously known idea? Well, if you're Catholic, the word "Epiphany" should conjure memories of Magi in motion towards the M...

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He Makes All Things New...Including You
One of my favorite passages from Scripture comes from Revelation 21:5  And he who sat upon the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." Also he said, "Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true." He really does make things new.  In fact, ever...
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