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Year of Faith

John would not back down concerning the truth about marriage. He faced a ruler who became outraged over that fact and turned the wrath of his worldly power against him. When John became aware that his life was in danger, he could have remained silent. But he knew, as we do, that the truths we proclaim are not just our "religious convictions", they are revealed by God through a Natural Moral Law. They pave the path to freedom and goodness for every man, woman, child and culture. He was a man willing to lose human respect. He also lost his life. Are willing to imitate his courage in our own day?
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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Song of Songs 3:1-4
On my bed at night I sought the man who is my sweetheart: I ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Thus I have gazed on you in the sanctuary, seeing your power ... Read More

Gospel, John 20:1-2, 11-18
It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, ... Read More

Saint of the Day

July 22 Saint of the Day

St. Mary Magdelene
July 22: She is called "the Penitent". St. Mary was given the ... Read More