The Weed Killer of Self-Doubt

Feb 29 The Weed Killer of Self-Doubt

In presenting intentions to God through prayer, I always expect them to be answered and rarely find them answered in ways I expect. This is most likely because I throw myself before the Lord, asking for snakes and stones. Fortunately, He gets the picture and delivers bread and fish in droves.

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A quick note on reconciliation

Feb 29 A quick note on reconciliation

The sacrament of Reconciliation recently received attention on Truth and Charity from some of my fellow contributors, and I wanted to give my two cents. Saturday afternoon, my family loaded into the car for our monthly reconciliation.  As with all church functions, some random toddler catastrophe caused our tardiness.  During the drive to the church, I wondered if the priest would postpone...

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Signs of the Times, 1 of 2

Feb 28 Signs of the Times, 1 of 2

While driving, my wife spotted two consecutive ads on a digital billboard for churches. The first had the tagline “We’re about people,” and the second included a sizable display of the name of the pastor. I think both signs are unwittingly demonstrative of our culture…

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Love Never Fails – The Intimate Nature and Order of the Sacraments

Feb 28 Love Never Fails – The Intimate Nature and Order of the Sacraments

Sacred Scripture has a number of images to describe the love of God for each human person: the parental love of a father for his son; the love that exists among friends; and the care a master has for a servant. For most of us we are very comfortable with these images.

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The Origins of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Feb 27 The Origins of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Have you ever wondered why we bother to practice prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent?

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