Monthly Archives: June 2021

The Journey from Paradise Lost to Paradise Found

Part 1 Paradise is not out of our reach! It’s not saved for later! When most of us think about paradise we conjure up ideas about a place that exceeds all our expectations, a good spot to live! In the … Continue reading

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Nurturing Our Soul While Training Our Mind and Body

The Spiritual Disciplines compiled by Tony Massimini, PhD St. Paul compared spiritual development to a race toward a goal (Phi 3:14).  Runner must train to develop and strengthen their energy for a successful run.  The spiritual disciplines (also called dynamics) are the … Continue reading

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God’s Grace is Flowing Like a River

THE RIVER OF INFINITY/ETERNITY    When God gives himself to each of us in grace, i.e., as he calls us to our life-vocation and opens us to discern what he expects of us in our everyday life, we have Infinity/Eternity … Continue reading

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Catholics are Baptized and Anointed as Priest, Prophet and King

l According to the Catholic Church, those who are baptized in Jesus’ name are anointed to be priest, prophet, and king for the community, The People of God. Anointing with ChrismAfter baptizing with water, then the celebrant says:God the Father … Continue reading

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The Sheep are Leaving the Fold,In Search of Their Shepherd, Jesus!

According to the Magisterium or hierarchy, “The Church is a sheepfold whose one and indispensable door is Christ. It is a flock of which God Himself foretold He would be the shepherd,  and whose sheep, although ruled by human shepherds; … Continue reading

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Following Jesus

    Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.  Saying, “The time is fulfilled.  And the kingdom of God has come near.”  Listen to his words. P1: Seek first the kingdom of God.  The kingdom of God … Continue reading

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Back-Pocket God

Religion and Spirituality in the Lives of Emerging Adults By Melinda Lundquist Denton, Richard FloryA report on the changing and varied ways young people relate to religion. This brief Book Review is by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Sociologists Melinda Lundquist Denton, Associate … Continue reading

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Is Secularism An Enemy of Religion?

  In his book, Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World, the former Archbishop of Philadelphia, the city of “brotherly love”, offers a hard-hitting critique of America today. According to Chaput, the rise of … Continue reading

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On examining the president’s conscience: Why the US bishops should scrap plans to exclude “pro-choice” politicians from the Eucharist

June 14, 2021 By John O’Loughlin Kennedy | Ireland Cardinal Luis Ladaria is undoubtedly in order with regards to the agenda of the upcoming meeting of US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which will discuss drafting a document on whether … Continue reading

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