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A Little Film I Watched About Where Jesus Was Baptized In Jordan…

  During breakfast this morning, on the 787 Dreamliner flying the livery of Royal Jordanian Airlines, I watched an interesting little film. It’s about the place in the Kingdom of Jordan that has been visited by popes, and pilgrims. The … Continue reading

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For The Unshakeable Faith Of The Families Of The Egyptian Martyrs

Having a look at the photo gallery of National Geographic’s article, Portraits Capture Unexpected Reactions to ISIS Beheadings, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the words Jesus said to the eleven at the Last Supper, right before he began … Continue reading

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Why I Am Catholic (The 200 Word Version)

I am Catholic to become whole, and to live fully. As St. John writes, “In Him was life: and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it…He was … Continue reading

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Songs About Jesus That I’ve Never Heard (Music for Mondays)

  Self-reflective question o’ the day: How much music have I never heard? Answer: A number that is very large, and pretty close to being represented by this symbol:  ∞. So I’m probably in the same boat as you are, … Continue reading

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What I Saw In Bethlehem Yesterday (A Photo Essay)

I’ll be honest with you and tell you that yesterday was a very emotional day. And when I say that, I mean emotional in a good way. There were tears, surely. But they were tears of awe, wonder, and joy. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis And The Pentecostals: “We must cry together, like Joseph did. These tears will unite us. These tears of love.” UPDATED

I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be … Continue reading

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This Is My Friend (A Few Words for Wednesday)

  This Is My Friend (from an old manuscript) Let me tell you how I made His acquaintance. I had heard much of Him, but took no heed. He sent daily gifts and presents, but I never thanked Him. He … Continue reading

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Because Jesus, His Disciples, and the Old Testament, Said Plenty About Hell

And once again, it’s inconvenient to the spirit of the age. But regardless of whether that is the case, the cycle of readings lead us to the passage where Jesus tells the story of Lazarus and the rich man in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’s Homily On the Last Ember Day of Autumn

It seems fitting to me, at least. Especially this part,

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For The Divine Mercy: A Novena (Day 2, Holy Saturday)

Admittedly, I jumped into this novena at the last minute. But do you see the words at the bottom of the Divine Mercy portrait? Jesus I Trust in You. Just so, I trust that suitable complementary material on the Divine … Continue reading

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