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    Mustard Seed Faith – St. Francis & the Sultan

    Jesus calls us to have faith at least the size of a mustard seed. He also constantly addresses his disciples with this command: Be not afraid! St. Francis of Assisi shows us how to leave behind fear and grow in trust....

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    My Call is Love – Therese of Lisieux

    This brief description the little way of love of St. Therese of Lisieux, commonly known as the Little Flower, so perfectly captures the saint's personality that they are read every year on her feast day, October 1....

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    Thanksgiving – Naaman & the 10 Lepers

    The Bible stories of Namaan the Syrian and Jesus' healing of the 10 lepers shows us that gratidue is an obligation of justice. To remember the source of our blessings and to give thanks is exactly why some countries, like the USA and Canada, dedicate a national Thanksgiving holiday. And why Catholics have a "Sunday obligation" to attend the Eucharist....

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    Stewardship – Lessons from the Dishonest Steward

    Stewardship . . . what does this term really mean? The parable of the dishonest steward in Luke 16 argues against the divorce between God and everyday life. Though it is idolatry to serve money, it is very important to serve God by the way we use money. Stewardship does not just mean giving to the church of time, talent, and treasure, but prudently increasing the master's property, taking initiative to be fruitful. Sometimes this means looking for ways to earn more so that we can give more....

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    Triumph & Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Andrew of Crete

    St. Andrew of Crete (8th Century) proclaims the victory, glory, and triumph of Christ crucified forr the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14, the day that the stolen relics of the true cross were returned to Jerusalem in the early 7th century....

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    Dives & Lazarus, Rich Man & Beggar

    Luke, chapter 16, tells the story of the Rich man and the Beggar, Dives and Lazarus. It shows how some choices we make lead to addictions that can determine our eternal destiny. Gluttony, one of the 7 Deadly Sins, is a poison that has an antidote -- the Cardinal Virtue called Temperance or Moderation....

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    The Prodigal Son & the Golden Calf

    Jesus' parable of the Prodigal Son and Israel's worship of the Golden Calf at the foot of Mt. Sinai are some of the best known of all Bible stories. The connection? Maybe they both reveal much about the nature of sin, grace . . . and of the Father's merciful love....

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    Radical Discipleship – a Call for All

    In Luke 14, Jesus speaks some very disturbing words to anyone who wants to be his disciple. He talks about discipleship as requiring people to renounce not only their possessions but also their own life and family. The example of Thomas More shows us that this is radical, but does not mean all must be monks or nuns....

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    Humility Opens Doors

    In the topsy turvey world of the Kingdom of God humility opens doors, the last shall be first and the meek shall inherit the earth. Meekness is not weakness, & pride is a symptom of insanity. This post explains why....

  • Homily for the Feast of the Assumption-Pope Benedict XVI

    he feast of the Assumption is a day of joy. God has won. Love has won. It has won life. Love has shown that it is stronger than death, that God possesses the true strength and that his strength is goodness and love. Mary was......

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