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Eyelash to Eyelash with God
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Eyelash to Eyelash with God

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Whenever I show anyone a picture of my beautiful, bouncing baby boy, inevitably one of the first three things they say is, “Oh my goodness, his eyelashes are so long!” (The other two are some variation of “Wow, he’s big!” and “He is so handsome!” I’m not biased—just reporting the facts.) It’s true, his eyelashes […]

Benevolent Global Village is a Myth
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Benevolent Global Village is a Myth

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The architects of a new world order often speak of a global village. Hillary Clinton tells us that it takes a village to raise a child. Are they speaking of the same village? If there is a benevolent global village then where is it and why is so much of humanity exiled from it? If the […]

Reflections for Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Reflections for Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21 2nd Reading: Galatians 5:1, 13-18 Responsorial: Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11 Gospel: Luke 9:51-62 Winning the Battle for Our Minds For freedom Christ set us free. (Galatians 5:1) Did you know that a battle is going on in your mind […]

Homosexual Marriage Not a Right Says European Human Rights Court
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Homosexual Marriage Not a Right Says European Human Rights Court

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A unanimous decision of the European Court of Human Rights has once again said that homosexual marriage is not a human right under European law. Almost one year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Obergfell v. Hodges case, which imposed homosexual marriage on the entire United States, the European Court opted with caution, […]

Many California Docs Say No to Assisted Suicide!
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Many California Docs Say No to Assisted Suicide!

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This past October, California governor Jerry Brown signed an assisted suicide law making it legal in the state for “physicians to provide lethal prescriptions to mentally competent adults who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and face the expectation that they will die within six months.” However, not all medical professionals and hospitals agree […]

'Mother Teresa Was the Best Missionary of the Millennium'
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‘Mother Teresa Was the Best Missionary of the Millennium’

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By Eva-Maria Kolmann NEW YORK—An Indian prelate has described Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, who will be canonized by Pope Francis Sept. 4, 2016, as the “best missionary of the millennium.” Bishop Salvadore Lobo of Baruipur, who headed the canonization committee, reported that Christ had said to Mother Teresa in a vision: “Go into the houses, […]

My Trek to Catholicism: Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual
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My Trek to Catholicism: Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual

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If you had told me seven years ago that I was on the verge of converting to Catholicism and that I would eventually work for the Church, I would have nodded politely and slowly backed away towards the nearest exit. The idea would have seemed completely crazy. On my best days, I was a loosely […]

Reflections for Sunday, June 19, 2016
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Reflections for Sunday, June 19, 2016

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1 2nd Reading: Galatians 3:26-29 Responsorial: Psalm 63:2-6, 8-9 Gospel: Luke 9:18-24 Saying Yes to Jesus’ Call to Follow Him Follow me. (Luke 9:23) Did you ever go off on adventures when you were a child? Perhaps you journeyed into the […]

Movie Review: <em>Me Before You</em>
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Movie Review: Me Before You

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WARNING: I TELL YOU THE END OF THE FILM IN THE NEXT SENTENCE. Due to the serious subject matter of the film Me Before You (euthanasia), and the fact that most people already know how the movie ends (euthanasia), combined with the fact that the film is based on a novel by the same name […]

Fight for the Right - Churchill
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Fight for the Right

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He would know.

Obama State Department Offers Funding to Trans Pressure Groups Overseas
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Obama State Department Offers Funding to Trans Pressure Groups Overseas

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The Obama State Department is putting enormous pressure on traditional countries to regularize, promote, and protect what many consider to be disordered, even psychotic behavior, specifically related to those who think they are the wrong sex. The Global Equity Fund, founded in 2011 by the US State Department, is inviting applications for groups that want […]

The Unexpected Snake
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The Unexpected Snake

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The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.

The Genius of Jesus: We Learn Through Stories
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The Genius of Jesus: We Learn Through Stories

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For me, the cliché “I can read you like a book,” means I understand a person very well, that I can tell what they’re thinking without having to ask. Indeed, we’re all living and breathing books. I have believed that since I began my professional writing career more than 30 years ago. Most of that […]

Extreme Christianity
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Extreme Christianity

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I fancy myself a Christian. I was baptized Catholic and have practiced the faith over fifty years. I’m convinced I will need a lifetime of practice to make any noteworthy progress. My love for the Lord is deep. Teaching, writing, and talking about God, His love for humanity, and the necessity to be authentic witnesses, […]

Thousands of Children in Syria Pray for Peace
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Thousands of Children in Syria Pray for Peace

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By Eva-Maria Kolmann  NEW YORK—On June 1, thousands of Christian children of all denominations gathered in several Syrian cities to celebrate “International Children’s Day” as a day of prayer for peace. In Homs, the occasion marked the first public event held with children since the liberation of the city by the Syrian regime. Christian television […]

Reflections for Sunday, June 12, 2016
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Reflections for Sunday, June 12, 2016

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 2nd Reading: Galatians 2:16, 19-21 Responsorial: Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 7, 11 Gospel: Luke 7:36–8:3 Receiving the Lord’s Overwhelming Mercy and Forgiveness I have sinned against the Lord. (2 Samuel 12:13) Sometimes our decision making is bad, and sometimes it’s […]

Diocese of Phoenix Partners with Catholic Colleges for Unique Coalition
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Diocese of Phoenix Partners with Catholic Colleges for Unique Coalition

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The Diocese of Phoenix is joining with Arizona’s Catholic colleges to form a unique partnership in higher education that stresses an integral human formation at both Catholic and secular universities in the Grand Canyon State, according to school superintendent MaryBeth Mueller. “It is important for the Diocese to support Catholic colleges as an alternative to […]

Have Mercy on Walter White and Tony Soprano
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Have Mercy on Walter White and Tony Soprano

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I recently read Pope Francis’ new book, The Name of God is Mercy. The book is based on an interview with a Vatican reporter and is presented in a Q & A format.   I was struck in particular by a chapter titled “Sinners Yes, Corrupt No.” In this chapter, Pope Francis discusses the difference between […]

Vatican Defends Unborn at UN World Summit
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Vatican Defends Unborn at UN World Summit

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The Vatican reminded world leaders there is no international right to abortion at a global summit in Istanbul last month. The Holy See rejected European proposals to create a new right to abortion under the Geneva Conventions, also known as international humanitarian law or the laws of war. The “Holy See emphasizes that there is […]

Uterus Transplants Are ‘Supremely Risky’
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Uterus Transplants Are ‘Supremely Risky’

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It was a first in the United States. A woman, only identified as Lindsey, received a uterus from a deceased woman. Lindsey was born without a uterus, and she was hoping this transplant would enable her to get pregnant. At a press conference at the end of February, Cleveland doctors announced it was the first […]

'Armenians, Whether Catholic or Orthodox, Love the Pope'
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‘Armenians, Whether Catholic or Orthodox, Love the Pope’

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By Oliver Maksan NEW YORK—Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Armenia is boosting spirits and creating high expectations: “The Holy Father is coming to strengthen us Armenians in our faith. We Armenians, no matter whether Catholic or Orthodox, love him. After all, he recognized the genocide of our people. We will always remember him for that.” […]

Reflections for Sunday, June 5, 2016
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Reflections for Sunday, June 5, 2016

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: 1 Kings 17:17-24 2nd Reading: Galatians 1:11-19 Responsorial: Psalm 30:2; 4-6; 11-13 Gospel: Luke 7:11-17 Seeking and Experiencing Revelation from God It came through a revelation. (Galatians 1:12) One of the great joys in life is receiving what St. Paul called “revelation” from […]

A Message for Those Who Have Despaired of Life
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A Message for Those Who Have Despaired of Life

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Saint Anthony of Padua said: “Among all things that are lovable, there is one that is more lovable than the rest, and that most lovable thing is life.” Amen. It is in life that love and joy are possible, not death. The Apostle John tells us that Christ is source of life.[1] Christ came that […]

Got To Have Heart – His and Yours!
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Got To Have Heart – His and Yours!

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When God created us, He inserted a heart within our chest, the mechanism that He made to pump blood and oxygen throughout our bodies. We all have one. Most of us rarely take notice of its rhythmic beats. It’s there but we pay little or no conscious attention to it – much like many of […]

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