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October Baby and the struggle with commitment

October Baby and a test of commitment Lately I’ve been thinking about a reflection my brother (Fr. Paul Rutten) gave on our cultures struggle with commitment; whether it is a commitment to a party or a married relationship, our culture … Continue reading

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Charity and fasting

The following is from ZENIT news service. I thought it was very insighful and helpful for us to remember that we don’t fast from things to hoard them for tomorrow, but we should seek to share that which we fast … Continue reading

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The slippery slope of sin

Today’s Gospel (Jn 12:1-11) provides us with an interesting moral insight into the nature of sin and the moral life. In the Gospel Jesus is in Bethany having dinner when the famous encounter between Mary and Jesus occurs where she annoints his … Continue reading

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Shadrack, Meshack & Abednego: A few reflections for today!

What a great reading from the Old Testament today (Wednesday, March 28, 2012), the story of Shadrack, Meshack, Abednego and the fiery furnace. The story is ingrained in many of our childhood memories as the story captivates the minds of … Continue reading

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Let the weather draw your heart and mind to God!

I imagine the existence of God has been argued since the beginning of mankind. The great Catholic tradition for God’s existence is built on the work of St. Thomas Aquinas, but his works are not alone. One of the great arguments … Continue reading

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Secularism in modern society

I was watching Piers Morgan the other night when he had Kirk Cameron on as his guest.  My students just finished talking about him in relationship to our unit on creationism and evolution as they relate to the proper understanding … Continue reading

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