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Theology

For the Conversion of All Sinners

At the beginning of Lent, I picked up my dusty copy of St. Faustina’s diary. This book transformed my spirituality when I was a college student. As I read the saint’s diary this morning, I was struck by Jesus’ words to her during Lent “Pray for souls that they be not afraid to approach the […] Read More

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Everyone’s a Bit Knotty

When glancing over the myriad of Marian devotions in the Catholic Church, it’s easy to find yourself pondering: “How do I pick one? Can I pick only one? In the end, aren’t they all just prayers to Mary?” Yes, our Marian prayers do all end up in the same place, in God’s hands through Mary. But, the long list […] Read More

Mysterious Love

“6 But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 or “Who will descend into the abyss?” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? The word is near you, on your […] Read More

The Mass: Worship, Thanksgiving, Atonement, and Petition

One of the most insightful descriptions of the liturgy which I have read is an excerpt from Von Hildebrand’s Liturgy and Personality: The Healing Power of Formal Prayer. In it, Von Hildebrand explains what the person’s response to the Liturgy ought to be. It is easy to think of all of the benefits that the […] Read More

Is an Annulment a Catholic Divorce?

Many of us know of couples that have divorced. Some may be Catholic couples that divorced, remarried, and are able to receive the Sacraments with no problems because they received an annulment. Other Catholic couples we may know divorced but were told they could not remarry as they were not given an annulment. This may seem confusing […] Read More

Reflections on the Sign of Peace — Acknowledging Christ in the Other

This reflection began back in January when I read the following Minute Meditation, one of the daily email feeds available from AmericanCatholic.org. Acknowledging Christ Eye contact is more than a polite gesture – it is a simple yet meaningful acknowledgement of Christ in the other. — from Tweet Inspiration There is so much truth packed into […] Read More

The Jargon

“Yeah, so my truck driver told me there was a red-ball, so we comm’d over to the pointy-hats in order to get the DFLC changed. The Jet was good on EOR, but squawked no-go within minutes.” Every field and discipline has its jargon, its special vocabulary and terminology.  To an outsider, jargon can be off-putting.  It can lead […] Read More