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What does”Incarnation”mean?

December 20, 2012 5 Comments

Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by: Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph When I used to be a math tutor, I helped elementary school students who were struggling with arithmetic.  As a physicist, I was knee deep in very difficult and advanced mathematics and […]

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What is the”Central Mystery”of Our Faith?

December 13, 2012 5 Comments

Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by: Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph Our faith begins with God. We sometimes forget that. For all the discussions and debates that Christians can get lost in, we sometimes forget that our belief is rooted in God. Blessed […]

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Beyond Creation

December 6, 2012 2 Comments

Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by: Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph No sooner had God led Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt and slavery, did they forsake Him and pursue idols.  Moses told the people to prepare themselves to worship the Lord, […]

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To know, to love, to serve

November 29, 2012 5 Comments

Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by: Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph   Some animals seem to have a pretty clear purpose in life.  Bees are at their best constructing hives and making honey, eagles are most majestic soaring high above the trees and […]

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Is It Natural to Desire God?

November 15, 2012 3 Comments

Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by: Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph To outsiders, religious people can seem like entirely different kinds of people – a bit strange sometimes, fanatics to some, archaic at times, and a bit superstitious. This is all to say […]

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Image and Likeness

November 8, 2012 9 Comments

Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by: Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph Once, when I was a fifth-grader, a friend’s mother was giving me a ride home after his birthday party.  During that half hour ride home, I talked and joked with both of […]

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Halloween and the Communion of Saints?

November 1, 2012 1 Comment

Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by: Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph   Halloween is one night of the year when adults and children alike seem to be full of imagination for the realm of the dead.  Maybe it is a fascination with ghosts […]

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The immeasurable riches of His grace

October 25, 2012 0 Comments

Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by:Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph As frustrating and humiliating as our own bad decisions in life can be, watching a loved one make a drastic mistake is often much worse. How are we supposed to help someone to […]

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