January 2013


Jan312013
It’s All About Love

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Chapter 13 of First Corinthians, St. Paul's famous chapter on love, is surely one of the most famous chapters in all of the...

Jan302013
The Christ Exalted

The Christ Exalted

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659      “So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand...

Jan292013
The Goal is Heaven

The Goal is Heaven

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If you aren't a Notre Dame fan, missed the National Championship game, or got up to get a snack during the commercial...

Jan282013
For the Love of Books!

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Why didn't Jesus Christ write a book?  Of course, we Christians believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, but Jesus...

Jan272013
You Will Know That I Am He

You Will Know That

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“Then the angel said to the women in reply, ‘Do not be afraid!  I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified.  He is...

Jan262013
Mr. Potato Head Theology

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I have a cartoon brain, and so whenever I've read this passage from First Corinthians, this is what has always come to...

Jan252013
Praying for a New Damascus: The March for Life

Praying for a New

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Today is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.  And it is no small grace that today is also the day when more than 500,000...

Jan242013
The Dead Will Hear the Voice of the Son of God

The Dead Will Hear

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632   The frequent New Testament affirmations that Jesus was “raised from the dead” presuppose that the crucified one...

Jan232013
Embracing a Call

Embracing a Call

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Did you know that Pope Benedict XVI canonized seven new saints on October 21, 2012?  During his homily he introduced each new...

Jan222013
40 Years We’ve Wandered

40 Years We’

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It has been 40 years since the passage of Roe v Wade.  40 years can seem a very long time.  That’s 40 years of passionate,...

Jan212013
The Faith of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Faith of Rev.

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I had never heard such a piercing scream from my mother as this.  Terrified, I ran towards the kitchen as fast as my 4 year...

Jan202013
In Justice and Mercy

In Justice and Mer

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Tomorrow is the Presidential Inauguration.  Please join us in praying, today and tomorrow, this beautiful prayer for...

Jan192013
The Wine of Grace and Joy

The Wine of Grace

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If there is one area in our culture where Catholics have a reputation, it is for our weddings.  The first reaction to a...

Jan182013
That They All May Be One

That They All May

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Today begins the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  For the next seven days, Christians all over the world, of many...

Jan172013
Vocations Week: 26 Years and She Still Gets Butterflies

Vocations Week: 26

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This week is Vocations Awareness Week!  Each day we will feature a little video highlighting a particular vocation. David &...

Jan162013
Vocations Week: Story of a Sister

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This week is Vocations Awareness Week!  Each day we will feature a little video highlighting a particular vocation. Sr. Peter...

Jan152013
Vocations Week: What I Became When I Grew Up

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This week is Vocations Awareness Week!  Each day we will feature a little video highlighting a particular vocation. Today's...

Jan142013
Vocations Week:  Single, Serving, Seeking

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This week is Vocations Awareness Week!  Each day we will feature a little video highlighting a particular vocation. Today's...

Jan132013
The Fire of God’s Love

The Fire of God

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We began the Christmas Season on the Eve of December 25 by reflecting on the Incarnation – God manifesting himself to Jewish...

Jan122013
A Vocation to Others

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The lofty prophecy of Isaiah not only foreshadows the coming Messiah but also provides us with details of who we are called to...

Jan112013
The Grace of Baptism

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1279    The fruit of Baptism, or baptismal grace, is a rich reality that includes forgiveness of original sin and all...

Jan102013
Lectio Divina – Part 2

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Editor's Note:  Yesterday, Fr. Andrew introduced us to the practice of Lectio Divina, and shared it's 4 Stages.  Get...

Jan092013
Lectio Divina – Part 1

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When I first arrived at the seminary, my spiritual director told me he wanted me to do something called Lectio Divina everyday....

Jan082013
Patron Saints for the New Year

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With the flip of the calendar, the New Year finds many of us making resolutions for a vast array of self-improvement projects....

Jan072013
Celebrating a Friend

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We all know what it's like to be proud of someone we love.  On October 17, 2010, I was overwhelmingly filled with pride for...