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David Spesia
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Keep on keeping the faith (and passing it on!)
Keep on keeping the faith (and passing it on!)

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MLK Day and Service for the Greater Glory of God--1-15-18
"Use me, God.  Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself." +Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Serving others changes a person's heart.  Belonging to something bigger fulfills a profound human n...
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A Faith of Fresh Starts
The liturgical leap from the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord invites us to connect the dots spiritually and theologically.  What connections should we discern in the leap from the Magi visiting the Holy Family i...
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Hail and Blessed be the Hour and the Moment...
A Traditional Prayer to Obtain Favors Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my de...
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"Do Not Be Afraid"?!
As the Nativity of our Lord approaches, God continues to send his holy angels with the exhortation , "Do not be afraid!" In response to the part of us that might be tempted to imagine God as a legalistic judge who is trying to catch us being bad, we need to...
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Guadalupe and Gaudate: An Advent Ode
Virgen de Guadalupe God's merciful plan envisioned from eternity longs to join heaven and earth in Her maternity. Ancient people chosen in God's holy covenant, salvation from slavery for a faithful remnant. Then a singular grace precedes Paschal Mystery: an...
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Who Chooses to be Poor?
"Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who...emptied himself, taking the form of a slave." ( Phil 2:5-7 ) A recent CARA survey revealed that 50% of American Catholics said
that a lack of effort is generally to blame fo...
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Solidarity in Suffering
"Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" Who are you, sir? "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting." ( Acts 9:3-5 ) The Risen Lord Jesus clearly reveals that he is uniquely united to the suffering members of his body, the Church. Given this painful fact, and...
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Missionaries of Christian Family Life
What if we looked at our Thanksgiving gatherings with fresh eyes--focusing less on the food and the football, and more on each family member's missionary mandate? It may sound like a stretch but--especially for the Catholic faithful--the family should be le...
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This Invitation Requires a Timely RSVP
The Wedding at Cana by Veronese Life is choices.  Ultimately, the Lord of heaven and earth allows each of us the freedom to choose whether we will attend the eternal wedding feast. The Bridegroom will be there, of course, surrounded by all those who were wi...
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All Our Favorite Saints and Holy Souls
"Death comes for us all, even for kings it comes." +St. Thomas More, from A Man for All Seasons Catholics celebrate All Saints Day to remind ourselves that we are not alone.  The journey is not too difficult.  Our deeply desired destiny does not exceed our ...
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