Santa and the real Reason for the season

From Catholics Come Home, they have produced another very meaningful short for the season ... and the real Reason for this season. We invite you to take a couple minutes from the hustle and bustle and view this short and see Santa's Priority. This "Keep Christ in Christmas"-themed evangomercial from Catholics Come Home reminds us that all of us, like Santa depicted in this commercial, should Read more [...]
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Sunday Meditation – August 10, 2014 – Stay in the Boat

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a Responsorial Psalm Ps 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14 Reading 2 Rom 9:1-5 Gospel Mt 14:22-33 Sometimes the Lord seems distant when problems and adversity comes your way. Just like the disciples found themselves in peril on an angry sea. Although they were experienced fisherman, they feared for their lives. Jesus came to them and assured Read more [...]
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Sunday Meditation – June 29: Peter and Paul: Two Unlikely Men

Jesus hand-picked both these two men for a uniquely special purpose in His Church.  If you look on the surface, neither man was anything special.  In fact, both men had serious character flaws. Peter: a profane man—“depart from me Lord, for I am a profane man” Peter: a cowardly man—“I swear I do not know the man” Saul (later Paul): a persecutor -- he was present at the stoning Read more [...]
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Sunday Meditation – June 15, 2014 – Challenging and Reassuring

The striking thing about the readings for Trinity Holy Trinity IconSunday is also the consoling thing. The prayer of Moses should be one to which we also turn, especially because we have way to do that through the Sacrament of Reconciliation: "This is indeed a stiff-necked people, Lord, yet pardon our wickedness and sins, and receive us as your own." Read more [...]
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Sunday Meditation – June 8, 2014 – We’ve got Spirit. How about you?

Even though He was raised from the dead ... they hid in fear. Even with the doors locked ... He came and stood in their midst. Read more [...]
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Sunday Meditation – June 1, 2014 – Quiet Time and Hard Questions

People today, constantly on the go, are not easily convinced that they need some quiet time to have a look at themselves and ask hard questions , such as : Am I consistent with my past? Have I changed values? Do I love God and all his people? Do I act on it? Read more [...]
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Sunday Meditation – May 25, 2014 – Follow My Commandments, Love and Trust

The setting is Holy Thursday, before the last supper. Jesus knows what is next yet instead of focusing on His gruesome death to come He lovingly, passionately reassures the disciples that He loves them; that there is a Way. He is the Way. And that He will send an Advocate to help and guide them. They are listening and watching intently. Wondering what He means ... Read more [...]
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Sunday Meditation – May 18, 2014 – Worry or work?

The Gospel starts with Jesus saying “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” What is it in my life that causes my heart to be troubled? What are the things which cause me to worry? Jesus continues saying, “You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” Do my worries indicate a lack of faith? Read more [...]
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Sunday Meditation – May 11, 2014 – Crazy rules, a face in the crowd, or personally loved?

There is this common misconception among people today that following God does not lead to freedom and happiness. Instead it enslaves one to a distant God that does not really care about them. The question arises in people, ¨I mean, come on! If He really wanted your happiness would he make you follow all those crazy rules?¨ Read more [...]
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Sunday Meditation – May 4, 2014 – Embracing your Emmaus

Third Sunday of Easter Lectionary: 46 Reading 1  ACTS 2:14, 22-33 Responsorial Psalm  PS 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Reading 2  1 PT 1:17-21 Gospel  LK 24:13-35 Crushing disappointment ... Cleopas and friend were in its clutches.  Eyes downcast, shoulders drooping, spirits sagging - their whole world turned inside out - they had pinned their hopes on a promising young rabbi only to see their Read more [...]
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