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A Dangerous Prayer… Patience

If you have ever prayed for patience, I'm sure you know how dangerous of a prayer it can be. The results are destined to put you in a traffic jam or run you into a difficult person. Think it is God's favorite prayer to answer... The enjoyment found giving us opportunities to grow in patience... JK. 😉

The Most Confusing Gospel Passage

Today's Gospel passage for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C caught my attention because of it's confusing meaning. It seems to praise a steward's dishonesty in dealing with money and then say how we should win friends through dishonest wealth. This didn't seem right to me because it appeared to go against Christ's teachings.
Yet, just like with every faith question we have, the Catholic Church always has an answer. We just have to ask and look for it.
So I put on my detective skills got my magnifying glass and went to work...

The Hidden Work of Our Valiant Priests

Being a priest in the Catholic Church seems like a pretty easy job right?  They only have to say Mass on Saturday and Sunday and say Confession for an hour before Mass.  Doesn't sound that hard and strenuous.  Okay, if... Continue Reading →

Who Are Real Life Superheroes?

Movies and books are filled with men and woman who save the world countless times from disaster.  And they are pretty cool right?  Men or women who can shrink to the size of an ant, fly, shoot webs, control lightning,... Continue Reading →

Raising the Bar for Women and Babies

I entered a Right to Life Oratory Contest again this year and wanted to share with you the speech I wrote. Lives are at stake, but the future is filled with questions and uneasiness.  Becca, Erin, and Holly are each... Continue Reading →

Why Should I Read the Old Testament?

Through the past few years of my life I didn't care much for reading the Old Testament.  Sometimes I might read about the Flood or Joseph getting brought to Egypt but I knew the stories already and the books I... Continue Reading →

Love’s Forgotten Meaning

Love.  Probably the most overused word in the English language.  We use it for everything.  "I love this cookie."  "I love my phone." "I love my boyfriend/girlfriend."  "I love Jesus."  We use it so much that it has lost its... Continue Reading →

Our Ally and Weapon of This Time

Bishop Fulton Sheen told this story: Jesus was walking through the beautiful grounds of heaven and noticed that many souls had easily gotten into heaven.  So He went to Peter and asked, "Peter, I gave you the Keys of Heaven. ... Continue Reading →

Is Lent Without Chocolate Worth the Trouble?

Lent.  It has come again.  It feels like just yesterday we began to prepare for Jesus' birth with the beginning of Advent and now He has been born and baptized and lost in the temple again! (wait that is just... Continue Reading →

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