The Catholic Church and a ‘house divided’

The Catholic Church and a ‘house divided’

“And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” No matter where you log on to the World Wide Web, it is becoming more and more evident that we are living in a sound bite world, where every phrase uttered by the rich and the famous is repeated, […]

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The Call of the Disciples

The Call of the Disciples

The gospel today is awesome in so many ways. It tells the story about how Jesus called his disciples by the sea of Galilee. Simon, James and John were fishermen and they were busy washing their nets at the time. Anyone else who walked by Simon Peter, James and John that day, would not have […]

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Be ‘Out of Your Mind’ for Christ

Be ‘Out of Your Mind’ for Christ

Have you ever felt so passionate about something that you couldn’t think about anything else? Or have you ever had dreams, goals or ambitions about something you wanted to achieve, something you felt was so right, something you felt you were being called to, but was so different from what others thought was normal? Have […]

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He appointed twelve

He appointed twelve

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Sometimes, that questioned asked by an evangelical Christian can cause many (Catholics and myself included) to quickly respond with “Yes, I do,” then quickly move on. What is it about that question that makes us feel uncomfortable? Maybe it is the intensity with which it is […]

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Mediator of a Better Covenant

Mediator of a Better Covenant

“For God says, “See that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” Now he has obtained so much more excellent a ministry as he is mediator of a better covenant, enacted on better promises.”

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice

We had an unseasonably warm day here in the Midwestern United States, and after school, my son asked me to go out and play baseball. As we were throwing the ball back and forth, I saw his joy and the freedom we have to be able to do that without a care in the world, […]

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Our Physical Body Needs Healing

Our Physical Body Needs Healing

As human beings God created us with basic human needs; needs for shelter, clothing and food. Of course, why he created us so is beyond our comprehension. Yet we know, as he provides for the birds of the sky he will provide at even greater measure for us, his beloved children. It is important to […]

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New wine … old wineskins

New wine … old wineskins

“Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins are ruined. Rather, new wine is poured into fresh wineskins.” The child struggles. He has a square block; A round hole. And they won’t fit together. He tries and tries, but the […]

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A Catholic Moment Rewind for the week Jan 11 – Jan 17, 2015

A Catholic Moment Rewind for the week Jan 11 – Jan 17, 2015

View A Catholic Moment Rewind for the week Jan 11 – Jan 17, 2015.  

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Speak Lord For Your Servant is Listening

Speak Lord For Your Servant is Listening

God called Samuel three times during his sleep in today’s first reading for Mass. Samuel was listening, but he wasn’t sure who called him. Eventually Eli understood what was happening to Samuel and he told him what to do: “Go to sleep, and if you are called, reply, Speak Lord for your servant is listening.”

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Be Confident in Approaching the Throne of Grace

Be Confident in Approaching the Throne of Grace

I’m sure that those of you who are parents have had times when your kids did something wrong, and you knew all along that they made a mistake, but you were just waiting on them to own up to it and tell the truth. You tell them that it will be easier in the long […]

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