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We Stand With You Lord - No Matter The Price We May Be Asked To Pay!

We Stand With You Lord - No Matter The Price We May Be Asked To Pay!

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By Michael Seagriff

May the following words penned more than 50 years ago by Rev. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O. encourage us during these trying times and our pending exile in ...

The Art of Receiving

The Art of Receiving Watch

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By Shelly A. Schneider

How good are you at receiving? Not as in professional football, and not as in birthday or Christmas gifts. I'm talking receiving as in sincere ...

An Urgent Prayer and Warning - Lest Thy Church Suffer Too Great A Darkness

An Urgent Prayer and Warning - Lest Thy Church Suffer Too Great A Darkness

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By Michael Seagriff

Those who have visited here, read my book, I Thirst For Your Love, or frequent Harvesting The Fruits of Contemplation, know how much I value and ...

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 ...

Synod on the Family: Perception v. Reality

Synod on the Family: Perception v. Reality

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By by Justin Soutar (Richmond, VA)

The secular news media has irresponsibly embedded in the public mind its own grossly inaccurate portrayal of the 2014/2015 Synod on the Family, ...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Have you ever really thought about that? I'm talking about the heading above. I suppose once you become a spouse and parent the whole "eye of the ...

Think the grass is always greener? Maybe not.

Think the grass is always greener? Maybe not.

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Are you a 'grass is always greener' person? I was, too, until a seemingly normal Thursday afternoon many, many years ago. Read on.

Tribute to an American Catholic Hero

Tribute to an American Catholic Hero

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By Justin Soutar

John Henry Bradley (1923--1994), one of the six Iwo Jima flag-raisers in World War II, may have never considered himself an American Catholic hero, ...

God said...and I listened

God said...and I listened

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By Shelly A. Schneider

I received an e-mail from my friend, and newspaper photographer, Ray Rockwell this morning. It was titled, 'God said 'No.' I'd seen it before, but I ...

Our Lost Cathedral Hagia Sophia

Our Lost Cathedral Hagia Sophia

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By Michael Clark

On May 29, 1453, the Christian world lost its first great cathedral, the Hagia Sophia, as Muslim invaders sacked the city of Constantinople finally ...

On Demonic Activity and the Charlie Charlie Challenge

On Demonic Activity and the Charlie Charlie Challenge

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

As you may have heard, there is a current buzz on the internet around a game in which participants evoke a demon in order to answer questions. The ...

Chill Out, Martha!

Chill Out, Martha!

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By Jackie Stammen

I have an image of you in the story of Jesus with Mary, and Martha. You are Martha busy at work in the kitchen. Jesus comes over to you, gently takes ...

If You Want An Excuse, You'll Find One

If You Want An Excuse, You'll Find One

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By Jackie Stammen

'Your body is a temple.' This phrase began to caress my thoughts and fuse it's way into my life until finally I had to face the truth of those ...

Why Christians Cannot Practice Transcendental Meditation

Why Christians Cannot Practice Transcendental Meditation Watch

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By Rev. Mr. Ian VanHeusen

Before you think that this article is another stereotypical condemnation of Transcendental Meditation and other forms of East Asian meditation ...

Monday Musings - So What's The Rush?

Monday Musings - So What's The Rush?

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By Michael Seagriff

Many professing to be Catholic - even among those who attend Sunday Mass regularly - have lost the sense of the Sacred and their belief in the ...

The Masterpiece of Living

The Masterpiece of Living

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

I guess that's why I spent part of my Sunday Mass distracted by them. Not because they were a distraction in the negative sense, but because they ...

Christians Must Get in the Game and Testify to Truth

Christians Must Get in the Game and Testify to Truth Watch

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Chaos is at an all time high for sure in the midst of this on-going battle between good and evil. Before the age of internet, it took time to ...

This Beautiful Prayer is For You

This Beautiful Prayer is For You

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By Jackie Stammen

Years ago after a retreat I attended, the Lord gave me a prayer which I've since remembered, which is kind of amazing because if there's anything I'm ...

Through Suffering You Can Find God

Through Suffering You Can Find God

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By Michael Seagriff

Let me repeat some obvious truths. God is more powerful than any of us. He draws each of us to Himself. He wants to excite our hearts. He longs to ...

Thank you God for gifting me your relentless love.

Thank you God for gifting me your relentless love.

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By Jackie Stammen

There are consequences to every decision we make. With the decisions we make that are not pleasing to God, our loving Father tries to hold back the ...

My Mangy Cat and Me

My Mangy Cat and Me

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

My heart leaped as I raced barefooted across the cold mudroom floor. Pulling the door open, I found our little old mangy cat sitting just on the ...

What does Pray without Ceasing Mean?

What does Pray without Ceasing Mean? Watch

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, St. Paul writes that we should 'pray without ceasing.' This word from scripture can have two very different effects on our ...

I Have The Perfect Time For You!

I Have The Perfect Time For You!

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By Michael Seagriff

I still remember Nina walking toward the pew where we were seated - nearly 25 years ago - with that challenging, inviting, loving, mischievous, ...

You Knit Me In My Mother's Womb

You Knit Me In My Mother's Womb

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By Jackie Stammen

I journal a lot. In the past few years I've started to turn my journaling into more of a conversation. A conversation with God. This may seem odd or ...

If there is any good in me at all, it is God. Whatever is left, that is me.

If there is any good in me at all, it is God. Whatever is left, that is me.

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By Jackie Stammen

Our pride likes to tell us that the good within us is because we are so great on our own accord. As we allow ourselves to increase, and God to ...

Commit Your Way to the Lord; Trust That He will Act

Commit Your Way to the Lord; Trust That He will Act

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By Chaplain Adele M. Gill

Life is chock-full of surprises; some are blessings, while others may be challenges. Our friend's son and his wife just learned yesterday that they ...

You Can't Be Everything To Everybody

You Can't Be Everything To Everybody

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By Jackie Stammen

You can't be everything to everybody. In fact, you can't be everything to any one single person. It's just not going to happen... simply because ...