Monthly Archives: April 2011

All That is Unseen

In the Nicene Creed Christians profess their belief in “all that is, seen and unseen”.  In his book, The Invisible World: Understanding Angels, Demons, and the Spiritual Realities That Surround Us, Anthony Destefano  has written a guide book into the … Continue reading

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St. Catherine of Sienna

Today is the feast day of St. Catherine, but since we are still in the octave of Easter, the Church does not celebrate her day.   St. Catherine is the other woman in my deacon husbands life. But that is fine … Continue reading

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Atheist Soldiers Want a Chaplain?

Sometimes, as deacon Greg eludes to, reality is funnier than The Onion. Excerpt: “Jason Torpy, a former Army captain who is president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, said humanist chaplains would do everything religious chaplains do, including … Continue reading

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Hook up Sex:Pride and Predjudice and Porn

My favorite deacon and I often are asked by teens and young adults how is it  possible to live a chaste life in sex saturated culture.  It is assumed that dating is for sex and not for finding a spouse. … Continue reading

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Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

Blessed Easter Season!  Well I am exhausted and elated after the Easter Vigil.  It is such an honor to be a part of  the journey of those who enter into the Catholic Church.   I will never tire of seeing the … Continue reading

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We Believe in Christ and Him Crucified

A few links for your Good Friday meditation. 1.  Over at First Things Peter J. Leithart  has a beautiful reflection on the Crucifixion. Excerpt: “The cross is the work of the Father, who gave His Son in love for the … Continue reading

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God is Searching for Me. Do I want Him to find Me?

Pope Benedict gave a beautiful Homily at today’s Chrism Mass. H/T to Rocco  Palmer of  Whispers in the Loggia. Excerpt: In today’s liturgy, three oils are blessed, as I mentioned earlier. They express three essential dimensions of the Christian life … Continue reading

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Prayer Requests

Well I am not going to be around these parts much during the Triddium.  I have a lot to do in preparation for the Elect and Candidates reception into the Church. As you prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery of … Continue reading

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All Sin is Ugly. Get Thee to Confession.

I have often said that we all fall short of the Glory of God. We are fallen creatures. We sin.  All sin harms our relationship with God. Grave sins cuts us off from participating in the very life of God. … Continue reading

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A Powerful Pro Life Testimony

Calah Alexander, of Barefoot and Pregnant has a powerful post up, What a Woman in Crisis Really Needs.   H/T Creative Minority Report Amidst the debates swirling around about defunding Planned Parenthood, some oft-repeated catch phrases are being tossed around like word … Continue reading

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