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Spread the Gospel with a peaceful manner

Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 16, 2013 / 02:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ video message to the pilgrims gathered in Mexico City today encouraged the faithful to spread the Gospel with a peaceful manner, as did Christ. “The task of evangelization requires much patience, much patience…don’t lose peace in the presence of discord.  And know […]

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Spreading the Gospel by being saints

There was to be nothing special about it, nothing that savored of a religious Order, no special rule, no distinctive habit. She, and those who joined her, would simply be poor–there was no choice on that score, for they were that already–but they would embrace their poverty, and the life of the proletariat in all […]

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The World divorced from God

. . .but the point is that the greatest threat to world peace and international justice is the nation state gone bad, claiming an absolute power, deciding questions and making “laws” beyond its competence. Few there are, however, who would venture to ask if there might be a better way for humanity to organize itself […]

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Brian Jones: Hell is Real

WATERED DOWN THEOLOGY During seminary, Brian’s concept about hell changed.  After four years in college, Brian began to embrace a watered-down theology and skepticism about biblical authority.  Brian thought, “How could God send people to hell that haven’t heard the Gospel?”  Even though he was raised in a conservative-evangelical home, Brian started to believe that […]

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Michael Casey on “Fully Human, Fully Divine”

Below is an interview of Fr. Casey January, 2010 where Fr. Casey shares his thoughts on what he calls his best book.  Admittedly this is the most difficult of Fr. Casey’s books but well worth the effort. Fully Human, Fully Divine, which I think is my best book, is really just closely tied to the […]

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Reconciliation Comes from God

God is faithful to his eternal plan even when man, under the impulse of the evil one(43) and carried away by his own pride, abuses the freedom given to him in order to love and generously seek what is good, and refuses to obey his Lord and Father. God is faithful even when man, instead […]

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Lighting the Lamp and Sweeping the House

The image would have lain stained and deformed, had not the woman of the Gospel lit her lamp — had not Wisdom appeared in the flesh, in other words — swept the house — of the vices — searched carefully for her lost coin — her image — which, its original luster gone, coated over […]

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Build your life on Christ

Vatican City, Mar 6, 2011 / 11:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Christ, and not on the “sands of power, success and money,” does man find the true place to build his life, said Pope Benedict XVI at the Sunday Angelus. From his studio window high above St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict spoke about the Sunday […]

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The Faith of George Washington

. . . we now have a remarkable ability to uncover what earlier scholars were unable to access. And when we let Washington’s own words and deeds speak for his faith we get quite a different perspective than that of most recent modern historians. Washington referred to himself frequently using the words “ardent,” “fervent,” “pious,” […]

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God’s goodness is a gift

[Luke 18:9-14] is a parable with two characters in it. Like last Sunday, Jesus sets up a comparison in the parable between the two characters. Let’s have a peek at the two men. Luke tells us that one was a Pharisee; the other was a tax collector. Thanks in some measure to the gospel writers, […]

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