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Waking Up Catholic is a guide to RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
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Daily Bible Verse: The Royal Family - Colossians 3:14-15....
As we continue our Christmas festivities, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph:

And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful.-Colossians 3:14-15, NAB

Earlier this year, the world closely followed British royals William and Kate as the... http://ow.ly/2CwDhs

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Daily Bible Verse: Emmanuel - God is with Us - Matthew 1:23....
This Fourth Sunday of Advent, we are told that through Christ, God is with us:

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means "God is with us."-Matthew 1:23, NAB

God is with us. This statement is so simple yet so profound. As we look at the world around us, do we really see the impact God has on it?
This is probably one of the greatest struggle... http://ow.ly/2ClzQi

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Daily Bible Verse: The Rose Color of Gaudete Sunday - Philippians 4:4-5....
This Third Sunday of Advent, we see a change in the color from purple to rose (pink) as we prepare for the coming of the Lord:

Rejoice in the Lord always... The Lord is near.-Philippians 4:4-5, NAB

Last year, I covered a bit of the meaning of Gaudete Sunday (read here), but I wanted to ensure that our hearts are prepared for the joyous time ahead of us.
Why Gaudete Sunday? What does gaud... http://ow.ly/2C9fcg

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Daily Bible Verse: The Heart of Christmas - Matthew 6:21....
During this Advent season, let us prepare our hearts by remembering this verse:

For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.-Matthew 6:21, NAB

Recently, my wife had the opportunity to hear Carolyn King, a Catholic speaker, share a bit about preparing ourselves during Advent to remember what's truly at the heart of Christmas: Christ. My wife came home that night energized and excited for th... http://ow.ly/2BZ3HI

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Daily Bible Verse: Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval - 2 Timothy 2:15....
One of our top goals in sharing the faith should be to do so without error:

Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God, a workman who causes no disgrace, imparting the word of truth without deviation.-2 Timothy 2:15, NAB

This verse focuses on sharing the Word of God "without deviation." In other words, we should do our best to share the truth without mistakes. Difficult, I know... http://ow.ly/2BUAle

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Daily Bible Verse: What Are You Thankful For? - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18....
As we prepare our hearts for Thanksgiving Day, we need to reflect on what we are thankful for:

Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.-1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NAB

As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States, what are you thankful for? A good job, a nice home, plenty of money in the... http://ow.ly/2BJUPZ

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Daily Bible Verse: New Beginning - Every End Leads to a New Beginning....
Today is a new beginning:

Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?-Isaiah 43:18-19, NAB

Earlier this week, I dropped a bombshell on everyone when I said these Daily Bible Verses would go to Weekly Bible Verses. Since then, I have received a number of great letters and words or encou... http://ow.ly/2Bxoxw

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Daily Bible Verse: Managing My Own Household - Changes to this Site....
After some long consideration and prayer, one verse tells it best:

...if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he take care of the church of God?-1 Timothy 3:5, NAB

While this verse is speaking about bishops within the Church, I think that it holds true for any of us. Our ministries and work for Christ must begin within our own home, and it has led me to a difficult dec... http://ow.ly/2Bsf8F
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