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Book Review: Encountering The Manuscripts

Book Review: Encountering The Manuscripts

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By Norm LeDonne

I never gave much thought as to how the New Testament came to be written. I had assumed that someone carefully compiled the various writings sometime ...

Jesus Loves You: Trust in Him!

Jesus Loves You: Trust in Him!

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By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

There is so much to prayer beyond simply asking God for all that we need in this life. When we trust in Jesus, and subsequently praise and worship ...

Who Am I

Who Am I

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By Norm LeDonne

Humble people often have times in their lives when they receive an honor that they think they did not deserve. This praise may lead them to ask the ...

The Storm of Resistance

The Storm of Resistance

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By Jackie Stammen

The powerful winds swirled and twisted around my body as I stood there motionless. It danced so close to me, yet left me completely unscathed. It ...

We Can't Give Up On Marriage

We Can't Give Up On Marriage

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Considering the recent focus on the family both inside and outside of the Church, it seemed fitting that we'd find ourselves under a spiritual ...

An Encounter With Jesus Through The Hand Of A Child

An Encounter With Jesus Through The Hand Of A Child

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By Jackie Stammen

Surprises. Our God is full of surprises. A mentor in my life once told me to expect surprises in life, you are sure to have them. Good or bad, you ...

The Nails

The Nails

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By Norm LeDonne

The Nails is a heartfelt ballad by Michael Schroeder, expressing the remorse and love felt by Christians when pondering the great sacrifice that ...

On Being a Catholic Christian:

On Being a Catholic Christian:

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By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

Being a Christian today can be riddled with challenges and awkward times. Being a believing Christian is not for the faint of heart, or for those ...

So Shines a Good Deed in a Weary World

So Shines a Good Deed in a Weary World

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By Jackie Stammen

Beginning on Saturday of this past weekend, the phrase made popular by Gene Wilder's character in the 1971 film, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate ...

My Winged Messengers

My Winged Messengers

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By Michael Seagriff

Whenever I have been blessed to spend time in the chapel at the retreat house at the Abbey at the Genesee, an assortment of birds always flies above ...

The Wonderful Cross

The Wonderful Cross Watch

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By Norm LeDonne

Chris Tomlin wrote the song The Wonderful Cross, sung here by Matt Redman and Chris, to express the wondrous effects brought about by the ...

Lamb of God

Lamb of God Watch

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By Norm LeDonne

In the Lenten season, we are called to reflect on our sins, and on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the redemption of those sins. The song Lamb of ...

Who am I

Who am I

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By Kathy Farrell

So, who am I? I am a Catholic, a Special Education Teacher, and a Boomer, although some rough edges of these features have been smoothed.

Be Forgiven

Be Forgiven Watch

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By Norm LeDonne

As Christians, we all know that we are sinners. And, as sinners, we all would like to be forgiven of our sins. Some of us (most of us?) have at one ...

Pray for Whatever You Need

Pray for Whatever You Need

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By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN

Imagine having someone standing in wait for you to hand over to them all your fears, pain and anxieties. Someone who can and will pave the way for ...

I Wish

I Wish

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By Michael Seagriff

The answers to the problems facing our nation and world will not be solved by any of our political parties or politicians. These issues are ...

Series: Growing Up Catholic

Series: Growing Up Catholic

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By Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

Today I have a personal story to share about growing up Catholic. I have many memories of Sundays spent as a young girl going to church and trying ...

The Law of the Jungle

The Law of the Jungle

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By Cheryl Jones

In this next election cycle one thing is clear.  This nation must return to law and order. Law and order are the only safeguards against the law ...

 Paving the Way to Vote Your Conscience

Paving the Way to Vote Your Conscience

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By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

This week, Hillary Clinton picked her VP running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a Jesuit-taught Catholic. Media pundits are touting his strong ...

Laying Aside a Root of Bitterness

Laying Aside a Root of Bitterness

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By Cheryl Jones

In spite of the desperate times in which we live, there has been a certain indulgence in bitterness among conservatives.

Ask for the Old Paths

Ask for the Old Paths

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By Cheryl Jones

There is a thought in modern day society that "newer is better".  To some extent, that is true.

Monday Musings - It's Not About Putting The Genie Back In The Bottle

Monday Musings - It's Not About Putting The Genie Back In The Bottle

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By Michael Seagriff

There was a time when nearly everyone entering a Catholic Church knew enough to genuflect, to remain silent and to spend time in intimate interior ...

The Cat's Out of the Bag

The Cat's Out of the Bag

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By Cheryl Jones

Before Governor Mike Pence's acceptance speech, Donald J.Trump gave a substantial speech and referenced something that should be of interest to ...

Get So Lost That You Are Found

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By Jackie Stammen

Recently I started reading a book called "Rediscover Jesus" because... well, because I've really been feeling my need to literally rediscover Him. ...

How to Become a Pro-Life Advocate

How to Become a Pro-Life Advocate

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By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

Recently, I had the privilege to interview Pro-Life advocate Catherine Contreras, founder and President of Vox Vitae, a new Pro-Life organization ...

Then she broke down in my arms

Then she broke down in my arms

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By Michaela Daphne

I got to witness someone experiencing the loving power of Jesus for the first time in the middle of a Nandos Restaurant.

Monday Musings - O, Lord Not Here!

Monday Musings - O, Lord Not Here!

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By Michael Seagriff

I am humbled every time I am privileged to serve as a Lector and altar server. I usually exercise this great gift on Tuesdays in my parish.

Jesus' Church has been Hijacked

Jesus' Church has been Hijacked

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By Michael Seagriff

Let someone dare suggest that this nation has the absolute moral right and legal obligation toregulate the manner and numbers of individuals who seek ...