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Triage in the Confessional

Triage in the Confessional

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Last year, at around this same time in Advent, we were sitting in church. Mass having just been celebrated, Monsignor Williams was announcing the ...

Who Will Step Up This Christmas and Speak the Truth in Love?

Who Will Step Up This Christmas and Speak the Truth in Love?

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By Michael Seagriff

This is one of the two times each year when, I believe, our Lord most dreads the silence that will envelop far too many of our parishes. Someone ...

The Pagan Who Helped Build the Catholic Church

The Pagan Who Helped Build the Catholic Church

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By Michael Clark

As we approach the Christmas season and the celebration of the birth of Jesus (and by extension, the Church), we would be remiss if we did not learn ...

Everything we have is a gift from God!

Everything we have is a gift from God!

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By Jackie Stammen

Nothing here on this earth is actually ours. Nothing. Our family is not even technically our own - they are on loan to us, a gift from God to help us ...

A Simple Reflection on Mary's Fiat

A Simple Reflection on Mary's Fiat

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By Michael Seagriff

In today's Gospel (Luke 1:26-38) we hear the angel Gabriel's familiar greeting to our heavenly Mother Mary: 'Hail full of grace'. We repeat that ...

When We Lived in the Wild West

When We Lived in the Wild West

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

A fierce rage swelled inside of me as I considered the events of that night. My children and quite frankly I were unsettled at the notion that a ...

Thank You for never giving up on us, Lord

Thank You for never giving up on us, Lord

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By Jackie Stammen

My heart has been all over the place today. This morning, I left those I love the most (my family) and made the 400 mile drive back to Nashville. A ...

If You Have To Paint, Make It A Painting Party

If You Have To Paint, Make It A Painting Party

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By Jackie Stammen

It's been a really long time since I lasted posted on here, but I haven't forgotten about this blog. 

Are You a Contractual Catholic-Christian?

Are You a Contractual Catholic-Christian?

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By Andee de Jesus

In every week, we celebrate the Sabbath day. We attended the mass not due to compliance and wishes. Our desires inspire us to keep moving, yet there ...

#StopEbolaStrike, Protect America

#StopEbolaStrike, Protect America

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By Cheryl Jones

There is currently a #StopEbolaStrike under that hash tag on Twitter.

Homosexuals Have Gifts to Offer: Why That Shouldn't Be News to Anyone

Homosexuals Have Gifts to Offer: Why That Shouldn't Be News to Anyone

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

What bugs me about the headline is that it labels one group of sinners as though the rest of the Christian community is sinless or perhaps less ...

The Brittany Maynard Dilemma: Culture of Life vs Suicidal Euthanasia

The Brittany Maynard Dilemma: Culture of Life vs Suicidal Euthanasia

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

As you probably have read on the internet or in newspapers, or seen on TV news, a 29 year old woman named Brittany Maynard has decided to end her ...

Waiting For The Company of Even One Priest

Waiting For The Company of Even One Priest

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By Dom Mark Daniel Kirby, O.S.B.

Imagine the pain our Lord suffers every day because of those priests who ignore Him and flee from His company.

Our Lady of the Rosary, Adoration and My Friend Mike

Our Lady of the Rosary, Adoration and My Friend Mike

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By Michael Seagriff

We celebrated the memorial of our Lady of the Rosary on October 7, which was instituted by Pope Pius V. He attributed the naval victory over the ...

Prayer is Life Changing

Prayer is Life Changing

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

I don't know about you, but at times in my own life, I forget to pray first before doing anything else, when things go awry. When negative, difficult ...

I Had A Dream to Pray the Rosary

I Had A Dream to Pray the Rosary

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By Cheryl Jones

I had a dream, actually two dreams in successive nights. 'For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.  In a dream, in a vision ...

4 Powerful Ways to Prevent and Ease Depression

4 Powerful Ways to Prevent and Ease Depression

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

'Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, ...

There is No Room for Envy in a Grateful Heart

There is No Room for Envy in a Grateful Heart

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

It really is amazing how easily any situation can be transformed by humility and gratitude. Although we can't afford a trip to Disney nowadays, ...

Jesus' Great Invitation - 'Come Unto Me All Who are Weary'

Jesus' Great Invitation - 'Come Unto Me All Who are Weary'

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

Have you ever met someone who you just know is a Christian? Of course you have. They are the ones who consistently personify and exhibit abject ...

5 Easy Ways to 'Be Not Afraid'!

5 Easy Ways to 'Be Not Afraid'!

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By Adele M Gill, RN, BSN, CC

Be not afraid. According to the online Bible Gateway, a helpful Bible reference resource, this phrase is used 97 times in the Holy Bible, and for ...

Glittery Streets...They're Never Enough

Glittery Streets...They're Never Enough Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

Last fall I attended a three-day retreat on the northeast side of Nashville at Mercy Convent. It wasn't an ordinary retreat with large assemblies of ...

Do You Treasure His Presence?

Do You Treasure His Presence?

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By Michael Seagriff

My wife and I will be boarding a train later this afternoon to return home ending a nearly three week visit with our son, daughter-in-law and two ...

Saturday's Chore List: Mock Pro-lifers and Tell Lies

Saturday's Chore List: Mock Pro-lifers and Tell Lies Watch

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Just as your boyfriend cruises closer to the clinic, you see a commotion that looks something like a circus. Then you realize it's all happening ...

Winning the Fight By Giving Up My Will

Winning the Fight By Giving Up My Will

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

For the remainder of my afternoon, I ruminated on the morning's event, on that internal whisper to remain undisturbed, on Father's temporarily ...

Recalling Life-Changing Moments

Recalling Life-Changing Moments

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By Michael Seagriff

There are times when we should just stop, sit and silently recall some of the life-changing moments we have experienced in our lives but may have ...

Should you be waiting in prayer?

Should you be waiting in prayer? Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

Lately my life has been in a place of waiting. Waiting on God. Waiting to see Him connect the dots with the things He is doing in my life. Waiting on ...

Learning to Make Time for the Holy Spirit

Learning to Make Time for the Holy Spirit

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

Prosperity can be dangerous. When things are going well and we are successful, we have a tendency to turn in on ourselves. We like to believe that ...

 'What Happened to the Zeal for the Salvation of Souls'?

'What Happened to the Zeal for the Salvation of Souls'?

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By Michael Seagriff

Tomorrow, August 8th is the feast day of St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) prompts me to ask this simple question: ...