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Serving God and country

Serving God and country “There is no greater love says the Lord, than to lay down your life for a friend” (John 15:13).  The 2019 Memorial Day Weekend was filled with great opportunities in my corner of the world, and each one represented the meaning of this column’s title:  “Gratitude fo...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Mary Help of Christians

Mary Help of Christians “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel” (Genesis 3:15). The “New Eve” – Mary, the Mother of God – is the woman mentioned in Genesis, and we know whose...
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Prudence, Prayer, Patience....

Prudence, Prayer, Patience.... "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion” (Proverbs 8:12). Prudence is a cardinal virtue that enables correct knowledge of things to be done and of things to avoid. It helps us recognize in all situations what is good and evil and empowers a person to acquire suita...
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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Accept one another … as Christ accepted you

Accept one another … as Christ accepted you “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to br...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

The love of a grandparent

The love of a grandparent “But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children” (Psalm 103:17). Grandparents are the glue of the family; they have lived and heard all the inherited, treasured stories. They are forerunner...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

What Did Jesus Pray For?

What Did Jesus Pray For? “There is one body and one spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:5-6). As baptized Catholics, we have an obligation to work toward Christian unity. Our witness to the world represents the divine...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Are You Simon of Cyrene or Veronica?

Are You Simon of Cyrene or Veronica? “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10). There is a right and necessary way to live. “The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman...
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Thursday, March 07, 2019

Be the Creation that God intended

Be the Creation that God intended “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way” (Psalm 25:90). “When trying to evangelize no tool is more effective than that of a personal witness.  People can argue with points of doctrine, but no one can argue with a personal testimony.” –St. F...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Each Child Is An Unrepeatable Gift From God!

Each Child Is An Unrepeatable Gift From God! ‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” 9Proverbs 22:60.  Respect, responsibility, and reputation are essential in sustaining a healthy society.  When I peruse social media or watch the national news, I see an absen...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The art of conversation

The art of conversation “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person” (Colossians 4:6). The ability to communicate is essential to our wellbeing. The use of the spoken word is important, but when sharing thoughts it is not alwa...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019