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What do I really believe?

“Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.” – Mother Teresa Many people believe that faith is some form of absolute assurance.  I do not believe that.  From my own limited experience, there will always be room for some doubt.  I think that is healthy […]

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Bridges

We are interior creatures. We interrupt what goes on around us. These interpretations are influenced by events that perhaps have taken place so far in the past that they are unconsciously forgotten, yet they still aid or hinder us in our everyday lives. For some people this can be a major hindrance if some sort […]

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Vatican astronomers unlock the mysteries of the universe…sort of

Rome, Italy, Jan 8, 2015 / 04:03 am (CNA).- Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno was 30 years old and just starting his career as an astronomer when he faced a personal crisis. “I couldn’t justify my life,” he told CNA in a recent interview. “I said ‘Why am I doing astronomy when people are starving […]

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Amazing stories of the moment of death

What happens at the moment of death? Many have experiences to relate. Recently, we spoke to a home-care aide, Mary Ann Buchan, of Western New York, who told us how common it is for folks to wait for some sense of completion before turning serene and making the passage. Most deaths are that way: peaceful. […]

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Holy Saturday: The Lord’s descent into hell

“What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from the ages. God has died in the flesh, and […]

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Between here and there

              Between here and there Trapped between here and there, in moments so swift as to be insubstantial; a wave of nothing that we ride all our days, in futures unknown and fate unsure. So swift who can contain it, our rapidity of flight through life, today becomes far […]

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Become a merchant of the kingdom of God

Once more Paphnutius prayed to the Lord to show him someone like himself. And again a voice from heaven replied: “You are like a certain merchant whom you will see approaching. Get up quickly and run to meet him. He is a man who I judge to be like you.” Paphnutius went out without delay […]

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Owning a Slave is no Measure of Worth

Riches ought to be used in a reasonable way, and it is necessary to overcome avarice and share them generously with others. The love of beautiful objects must not become purely selfish. If it does, we shall end up not knowing what the true beauty is like. It would be sad indeed if people were […]

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The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere

We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and God is shining through it all the time. God manifests Himself everywhere, in everything – in people and in things and in nature and in events . . . The only thing is we don’t see it. . . . I have no program […]

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Come, Lord Jesus

Heaven at present is out of sight, but in due time, as snow melts and discovers what it lay upon, so will this visible creation fade away before those greater splendours which are behind it, and on which at present it depends. In that day shadows will retire, and the substance show itself. The sun […]

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