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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...

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Meditate on the Mysteries – Bernard of Clairvaux

St. Bernard of Clairvaux here helps us meditate on the mysteries that are the heartbeat of the rosary.  The celebration of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7  invites all to meditate upon the mysteries of Christ, following the example of...

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The Pharisee, the Publican, and Humility

The parable of the Pharisee and the Publican (aka tax collector) in Luke 18 teaches us a lot about pride, humility and . . . insanity. It even gives us insight into one of the principal battle cries of the Protestant Reformation -- "sola...

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Advice on Prayer – Ambrose

This excerpt on prayer from Ambrose's treatise on Cain and Abel highlights the value of thanksgiving, forgiveness of others, and praying with and for the whole body of Christ, the Church, rather than simply praying by oneself for oneself....

Gnosticism, New Age & DaVinci Code

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']Q[/dropcaps]oheleth said it well: “What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.” Eccl 1:9. The New Age movement imports exotic religious ideas from the East...

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Ascension of Christ & the New Evangelization

The Solemnity of the Ascension celebrates many things, among them hope, charity, and the Great Commission to preach the gospel to all nations. Thus, it is a fitting time to ponder the call of Pope John Paul II to a "new evangelization."...