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Lord Keep Making Me

Lord Keep Making Me Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

Killing me. This song is killing me. When I hear a song and it strikes a chord with me, I WEAR IT OUT. Right now, 'Keep Making Me' by the Sidewalk ...

Is the Lord the Constant Refuge in the Midst of your Daily Life?

Is the Lord the Constant Refuge in the Midst of your Daily Life?

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

Prayer changes and adapts to the circumstances of our life. We will pray differently after we have worked hard all day and are tired as opposed to ...

Do You Believe You Are A Beloved Child Of The Father?

Do You Believe You Are A Beloved Child Of The Father?

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By Jackie Stammen

You are a beloved child of the Father. Do you believe it?

Do You Desire Things to go Your Way or God's Way?

Do You Desire Things to go Your Way or God's Way?

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By Jackie Stammen

We place too much emphasis on every last expectation we have of other people to do and act as we expect. To live within our guidelines, our ...

Free e-Book 'Pondering Tidbits of Truth'

Free e-Book 'Pondering Tidbits of Truth'

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By Wendy C. R.N., BA

I have been blessed with the awesome job of being the blog editor for Catholic Online. This with all of my other 'work' has kept me from blogging ...

Imagination is One of the Means by Which We Enter Into Relationship with God.

Imagination is One of the Means by Which We Enter Into Relationship with God.

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

The imagination is powerful. It can either be a friend that helps us to imagine and explore the possibilities of a fruitful life, or it can be ...

Do you believe the Word of God?

Do you believe the Word of God?

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By Jackie Stammen

Why is it so difficult to believe the truth about ourselves? Why do we spend so much time beating ourselves down and telling ourselves exactly why we ...

Ordination: Answering the Lord's Call

Ordination: Answering the Lord's Call

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By Michael Clark

Each Spring the Catholic dioceses and Archdioceses across the nation have the distinct pleasure to celebrate the men who have answered the call ...

Learning to Hear God's Voice

Learning to Hear God's Voice

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

One temptation for beginners at meditation is to constantly worry about if something is coming from God or from their own imagination. We are ...

The Prayer of the Heart

The Prayer of the Heart

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

If we think about it, we all recognize that communication is about much more than words. When we listen to another human being, we listen to the ...

Stepping Through the Doors

Stepping Through the Doors

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

At long last, Monsignor and his faithful altar servant strode back in my direction. Positioned several feet behind the last row, I prayed the ...

God Reassures Us that 'It's Okay', 'It's Always Ok'

God Reassures Us that 'It's Okay', 'It's Always Ok'

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By Carmen Nassaney

'It's okay.' When I visit my daughter, I hear this phrase at least 20 times a day from my two year old grandson. Before he does anything, he turns to ...

I Am Peter, The Truth is, We are all Peter!

I Am Peter, The Truth is, We are all Peter!

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By Jackie Stammen

Once. Twice. Three times.Peter the Apostle denied Christ THREE times, even after being forewarned that one among the Apostles would do so. Peter was ...

Got to Have Heart - His and Yours!

Got to Have Heart - His and Yours!

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By Michael Seagriff

[What follows is an article I wrote more than two years ago in hopes it might stir interest in, and devotion to, Jesus' Most Sacred Heart.]When God ...

Did You Hear the Whippoorwill?

Did You Hear the Whippoorwill?

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Not more two decades ago, our majority consciences would have been pricked by the in-your-face anti-Christian messages that today barely register ...

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

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By Carmen Nassaney

'Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'If we are filled with love for God, we desire to do His will, we dedicate our lives ...

Do You Know Where God's Country Is?

Do You Know Where God's Country Is?

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By Michael Clark

Having recently returned from a cruise to Alaska celebrating my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary, I remembered a friend who had remarked ...

Love Him! Reverence Him! Visit Him! Quench His thirst!

Love Him! Reverence Him! Visit Him! Quench His thirst!

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By Michael Seagriff

The time for mincing words is over.  The most significant crisis in the Catholic Church today, from which all the other problems we are ...

Do You Know that Jesus Loves You Just the Way You Are?

Do You Know that Jesus Loves You Just the Way You Are?

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By Carmen Nassaney

As I look in the mirror and review my life, I look at myself and ask, 'How could I ever be acceptable to God?'  

Who Do You See In That Face You Are Looking At?

Who Do You See In That Face You Are Looking At?

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By Jackie Stammen

With glazed over eyes, staring into the face of the person I was frantically trying to escape conversation with, I grew increasingly annoyed. In my ...

Live Your Life to the Point of Tears

Live Your Life to the Point of Tears

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By Jackie Stammen

Yup. Got that covered. If nothing else, I have definitely mastered living to the point of tears. In my family I'm definitely considered the cryer. I ...

Our Abandoned, Ignored and Waiting Lord Must Feel The Same.

Our Abandoned, Ignored and Waiting Lord Must Feel The Same.

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By Michael Seagriff

Sometimes we must repeat ourselves - even if our words are not appreciated. It is vital that the Truth be shared, as many times as is necessary. This ...

Will You Enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

Will You Enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

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By Carmen Nassaney

After spending time with my grandchildren recently, I began to realize why it has been said that you can not enter the kingdom of heaven unless ...

Will You Help Save our Country from Evil and Sin?

Will You Help Save our Country from Evil and Sin?

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By Cheryl Jones

The answer to the massive amounts of evil and corruption we see in the world today lies with the church.

A Forgotten Spiritual Treasure

A Forgotten Spiritual Treasure

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By Michael Seagriff

It is a shame that some Catholics have succumbed to the falsehood that any spiritual book written prior to Vatican II is antiquated and of no ...

People of God: Use the spiritual Weapons of Our Warfare against Evil.

People of God: Use the spiritual Weapons of Our Warfare against Evil.

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By Cheryl Jones

As we watch the news day by day and see the chaos and crisis around the world, it can create a feeling of helplessness. What can the average person do?

Run Chicken Run

Run Chicken Run

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

I guess, like my flocks, we get distracted by our vision of greener pastures. We forget that, in an unexpected hour, day will draw to an end ...

My Name is Michael

My Name is Michael

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By Shelly Schneider

Independence is a double-edged sword. When our kids were 1, 2 and 3, I dreamed of the day they would be able to wake up, fix a bowl of cereal and ...