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SALVATION
VI. I Have Been Saved (past event) Rom. 8:24 - for in this hope we were saved (but, again, why "hope" if salvation is a certainty?) Eph. 2:5,8 - for by grace you have been saved through faith. 2 Tim. 1:9 - He saved us and called us through grace and not by ...

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WHERE TO FIND RESURRECTION
Something there is that needs a crucifixion. Everything that’s good eventually gets scapegoated and crucified. How? By that curious, perverse dictate somehow innate within human life that assures that there’s always someone or something that cannot leave we...

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FINDING HAPPINESS
Finding Happiness in the Lost Virtue of Duty By James Bascom In the twenty-first century, the virtue of duty is paradoxically both greatly admired and shamefully despised. On the one hand, certain forms of duty, such as military service, are still widely ap...

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THE POISON OF CYNICISM
By Alice von Hildebrand It is hardly conceivable that one, having lived in this imperfect world of ours, could say of his death bed: “In my whole life, I have never heard a remark that was either unkind or offensive.” Alas, most of us will acknowledge that ...

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SPIRITUAL GROWTH
If we want to grow in our spiritual lives we must do the following: Truly participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: Many people attend Mass in a distracted frame of mind. Yet in the Mass we encounter Christ in a unique and unsurpassable way. We must be...

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UNDERSTANDING CHRIST'S TEMPTATION
After John the Baptist baptized Jesus, the Christ was called into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit where He humbled Himself so profoundly that in the company of wild beasts and beleaguered by ravenous hunger after a forty day fast,  He suffered the devil’s...

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS?
Bring them to the Eucharist to be healed Complete healing comes from touching and being touched by the sacred   by Roberto Mena Recently, a man came to me asking for help. He was carrying deep wounds in his soul — emotional ones, not physical. What surprise...

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THE 2017 DIRTY DOZEN LIST
WHY? No corporation should profit from or facilitate sexual exploitation. Unfortunately, many well-established brands, companies, and organizations in America do just that. Since 2013, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has published an annual Dirty...

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STOP TRIPPING OVER YOURSELF
It is very easy to write and speak of God , of Jesus, of Catholicism when your inside seems all aglow. But, all too often, that glow seems to quickly fade. And, replacing the glow seems to be a dark feeling of loneliness, sadness and an unwillingness to rev...

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IMMIGRATION
What Does Saint Thomas Say About Immigration? By John Horvat II What Does Saint Thomas Say About Immigration?In looking at the debate over immigration, it is almost automatically assumed that the Church’s position is one of unconditional charity toward thos...
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