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The fast that pleases God

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This kind of fasting has its place, but if you truly want to discover what fasting is especially meant to achieve, that is, to fast in the ... continue reading


A resolution worth keeping!

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Whether you've made a dozen resolutions or none at all, here's one that will make 2024 the best year of your life: Resolve to make a ... continue reading



Reflections on Pope Francis' 2024 World Day of Peace message

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Fast moving advancements in science and technology grab our attention, spark fascination, and receive automatic acceptance within our ... continue reading


A Christmas message from the heavens

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On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 entered lunar orbit and began circling the moon - the first time in history for ... continue reading


Observing the end of 'the war to end all wars' - the right way!

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On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918 an armistice was declared, effectively ending one of the worst conflicts in ... continue reading


Pope Francis' urgent plea on behalf of planet Earth

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Reflecting on the worsening climate change crisis in the eight years since he wrote his environmental encyclical letter Laudato Si' -- ... continue reading


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No matter what, life is always worth living!

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No matter what problems you have, no matter how serious they may be, no matter how much pain they cause, God, and many good people, as well ... continue reading


Small arms cause enormous suffering

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Everyday a thousand people die from gunshot wounds, and three times as many people are severely injured. "If the death, injury and ... continue reading


God's challenging call - are you up for it?

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You may not think about it. You may not pray about it. You may not even know about it. But like it or not, if you've been baptized, God is ... continue reading


'Defend Life'

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During the recent World Youth Day in Portugal, one of the 10 young people who had the unique opportunity to enjoy lunch with Pope Francis, ... continue reading


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