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Post date: 11/16/2018
The truth is inescapable. Someday we will die. Our life as we know it in this world will come to an end.  As the liturgical year winds down (next Sunday is the last Sunday of the year, the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe), as we commemorate our departed loved ones in November, and as the wind and cold remind us that things of nature...
Post date: 11/02/2018
A young man sat in front of a priest learning about the Catholic faith. He asked the priest: “Father, what must I do to be a good Catholic?” The priest responded, “A Catholic must go to Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation, go to confession once a year and receive the Eucharist, observe the days of fasting and abstinence, and help to...
Post date: 10/19/2018
I run a Facebook group called Authentic Contemplative Prayer, where more than 10,000 members discuss growth in holiness. Recently a member asked a question about meditating on sacred Scripture. Not being a Bible scholar or theologian, he was concerned that some of his meditations would stray into heresy. How could he know that his musings remained...
Post date: 10/19/2018
When I was in seminary, at the end of the academic year, the men preparing to return to their home dioceses for ordination to the priesthood and to preach the Gospel were celebrated by the community at an annual farewell banquet. Of all the speeches and toasts that I had heard there, only one, delivered by a wizened spiritual director, has stuck...


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