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In Theaters: <em>The Nutcracker and the Four Realms</em>
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In Theaters: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara […]

All Saints Day -- Because We Were Created for Something Better!
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All Saints Day — Because We Were Created for Something Better!

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For all of us All Saints Day raises some serious questions. We were created to become saints, to serve God and give Him glory. We are supposed to bring His love to a world that is hurting.  People should see Jesus in us.    That is the purpose of all of us. So we all have to ask ourselves some […]

The Changing Celebration of Halloween
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The Changing Celebration of Halloween

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Over the years of my childhood, I experienced a transformation of Halloween.  When I was young, we donned costumes and wandered the neighborhood with Dad trick-or-treating, and always had a good time.  Mom’s seamstress skills and ninja-mad crafting capabilities helped create some fantastic Halloween-night ensembles.  She sewed Dracula capes and fuzzy Daniel Boone coon-skink caps.  […]

Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents: October 28, 2018
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Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents: October 28, 2018

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The Church calls Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from “Catholic Lane” is to assist you, parent or godparent, with using the Sunday Mass readings to teach the […]

Reflections for Sunday, October 28, 2018: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, October 28, 2018: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:7-9 Responsorial: Psalm 126:1-6 2nd Reading: Hebrews 5:1-6 Gospel: Mark 10:46-52 Saying Yes to Jesus’ Call to Follow Him and No to the Call to Follow the Things of the World He began to cry out. (Mark 10:47) Bartimaeus makes it perfectly […]

Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents: October 21, 2018
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Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents: October 21, 2018

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The Church calls Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from “Catholic Lane” is to assist you, parent or godparent, with using the Sunday Mass readings to teach about […]

Reflections for Sunday, October 21, 2018: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, October 21, 2018: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 53:10-11 Responsorial: Psalm 33:4-5, 18-20, 22 2nd Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16 Gospel: Mark 10:35-45 Answering the Call to Serve Jesus and Build the Kingdom of God The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his […]

USAID Gives Millions in Grants to Group Fighting U.S. Pro-Life Policy
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USAID Gives Millions in Grants to Group Fighting U.S. Pro-Life Policy

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The U.S. International Agency for International Development (USAID) just gave a hefty grant to CARE, a global aid organization that is working to undermine the administration’s pro-life policies and to insert abortion into humanitarian situations worldwide. While CARE trades on its neutrality on the issue of abortion to maintain U.S. funding, it also openly promotes, […]

Reflections for Sunday, October 14, 2018: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, October 14, 2018: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Wisdom 7:7-11 2nd Reading: Hebrews 4:12-13 Responsorial: Psalm 90:12-17 Gospel: Mark 10: 17-30 . . . with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come. (Mark 10:30) Today in Rome, Pope Francis will canonize Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, in addition […]

Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents: October 14, 2018
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Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents: October 14, 2018

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The Church calls Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from “Catholic Lane” is to assist you, parent or godparent, with using the Sunday Mass readings to teach about […]

dating, marriage, love
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Desiring More, Settling for Less

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What is it about we humans wherein we want diamonds, but we settle for broken glass? We see this in many areas of our life; jobs, exercise, and relationships to name a few. We want good things for ourselves, meaningful work, a sleek rock-hard body, a learned mind, a happy fulfilling marriage- all of which […]

Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents: October 7th, 2018
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Sunday Mass Readings for the Ministry of Parents and Godparents: October 7th, 2018

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The Church calls Christian parents to be the “first” teachers of the faith and the “best” teachers of the faith (The Rite of Infant Baptism). Godparents agree to assist in this ministry of parents. This resource from Catholic Lane is to assist you, parent or godparent, with using the Sunday Mass readings to teach about […]

Reflections for Sunday, October 7, 2018: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, October 7, 2018: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Genesis 2:18-24 Responsorial: Psalm 128:1-6 2nd Reading: Hebrews 2:9-11 Gospel: Mark 10:2-16 It is not good for the man to be alone. (Genesis 2:18) Doesn’t it sound as if God created Adam and then noticed that something was missing? Maybe he realized that […]

St. Francis: Creation and "The Environment"
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St. Francis: Creation and “The Environment”

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You often see a garden statue of him with a bird on his shoulder. Yes, St. Francis of Assisi did have a special relationship with animals. He preached to the birds, pacified a wolf, and put together an animal cast for what is widely regarded as the very first live nativity scene. But he had […]

St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Roses
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St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Roses

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Have you ever prayed to St. Thérèse and received roses?  I did once. I never asked for a sign of roses before, but one time after finishing a novena, I told St. Thérèse it would mean a lot to me to receive them as a sign that my prayer request would be granted. I was […]

Reflections for Sunday, September 30, 2018: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, September 30, 2018: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Numbers 11:25-29 Responsorial: Psalm 19:8, 10, 12-14 2nd Reading: James 5:1-6 Gospel: Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 Eldad and Medad. (Numbers 11:27) We all know that Moses was filled with the Spirit of the Lord, but today’s first reading tells us that God took […]

<em>God Friended Me</em> New TV Series
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God Friended Me New TV Series

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Miles Finer has good reasons not to believe in God. Or so he thinks. That’s what a tragedy can do to a person who measures God against prayer results. Never mind that his father is a pastor, it seems to Miles that God either doesn’t come through for us or he just isn’t there. The […]

Reflections for Sunday, September 23, 2018: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, September 23, 2018: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 Responsorial Psalm: 54:3-6, 8 2nd Reading: James 3:16–4:3 Gospel: Mark 9:30-37 The Son of Man is to be handed over to men. (Mark 9:31) What a remarkable statement! As he begins his journey to Jerusalem, Jesus tells his disciples—and us—that […]

Are You an Insecure Woman?
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Are You an Insecure Woman?

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Are women more prone to insecurity than men? Maybe. At least about some things. Who is under the magnifying glass more on appearance? How about how clean a house is? My brother-in-law once said, housework is more a reflection on the woman than the man. Fair or not, it’s true. That’s not to say that […]

Putting in Mom Hours
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Putting in Mom Hours

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I’ve been putting in a lot of Mom Hours lately. You know, days when one doesn’t even get a solid fifteen-minute break.  (Not to say anything of the night.) Of course it’s been busier than usual with the selling of our home and the purchasing of another, but it’s more than that. It’s the start […]

Reflections for Sunday, September 16, 2018: 24 th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, September 16, 2018: 24 th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 50:5-9 Responsorial: Psalm 116:1-6, 8-9 2nd Reading: James 2:14-18 Gospel: Mark 8:27-35 Get behind me, Satan. (Mark 8:33) Try to imagine the look on Peter’s face when Jesus rebuked him. He must have gone from a beaming smile to a forlorn frown in […]

Movie Review: <em>Unbroken: Path to Redemption</em>
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Movie Review: Unbroken: Path to Redemption

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When World War II ended, Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian runner and war hero, was ready for peace. But soon, he fell captive to another more personal war. Memories from his ruthless treatment in a Japanese prisoner of war camp would not release him. The story was told in 2014 in Unbroken, but that movie only hinted in […]

Saint Monica: An Evangelist of her Home
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Saint Monica: An Evangelist of her Home

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The Church recently celebrated the mysteries of Christ lived out in the person of Saint Monica. I found myself drawn to rereading the beautiful and eloquent Book IX of Saint Augustine’s Confessions that highlights the holiness of Saint Monica as a wife and mother. Saint Augustine’s conversion by the grace of God involved a lifetime […]

Reflections for Sunday, September 9, 2018: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, September 9, 2018: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 35:4-7 Responsorial: Psalm 146:7-10 2nd Reading: James 2:1-5 Gospel: Mark 7:31-37 The burning sands will become pools. (Isaiah 35:7) Isaiah’s promises seem extravagant, don’t they? If we look at them literally, they are quite marvelous. God will permanently alter the Holy Land […]

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