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The struggle

I suppose one of my greatest struggles is to free myself from what others think or feel about me. This has been something that I have worked with from childhood and am not sure actually how much progress I have made in this matter. Like most people, I would like to be understood, my intentions […]

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The struggle

I suppose one of my greatest struggles is to free myself from what others think or feel about me. This has been something that I have worked with from childhood and am not sure actually how much progress I have made in this matter. Like most people, I would like to be understood, my intentions […]

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The Church is strengthened from above

. . .Even when surrounded by tribulation the Church still enjoys some consolation from God. “Christ also loved the Church, and delivered himself up for her, that he might sanctify her…in order that he might present to himself the Church in all her glory, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that […]

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Technology, National Agencies and “Big Brother”

It’s been expected and feared so long: that, one day, government would develop the ability to watch everywhere we go and record everything we do, say, and read, with the implication that — someday, if it doesn’t want us to be a certain way, or do certain things — it could instantly know and then […]

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Embodiment, incarnation, flesh and blood

To age is something good, pleasant (?), well, no (!), for if life is about ‘something’ rather than “chance” then something deeper seems to be a play. What if we are just children at our beginnings, if all that we experience as awful as it is, as absurd as suffering and evil seem to be, […]

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Psalm 93(92): God is our strength in the storms of life

1. The essential content of Psalm 92 [93] on which we are reflecting today is evocatively expressed by some verses of the Hymn in the Liturgy of the Hours for Vespers of Monday:  “O, immense Creator who, in the harmony of the cosmos laid out a path and a limit for the pounding waves of […]

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In the face of the storm, Pope Benedict stood strong

Rome, Italy, Oct 13, 2011 / 03:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As thunder, lightning and wind whipped through the World Youth Day prayer vigil this past August, Pope Benedict XVI was advised to leave the event three times. But he insisted that if the young people stayed, then he would too. The revelation comes from a […]

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