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Daily Reflections on Faith

Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by: Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph The Archdiocese of Washington, DC is hosting daily reflections on its Facebook page for the Year of Faith.  Have you missed them?  Today we are starting the next weekly series on hope.  Please visit our page and “like” […] Read the rest of this entry »

Daily Reflections on Friendship

Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by: Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph The Archdiocese of Washington, DC is hosting daily reflections on its Facebook page for the Year of Faith.  Have you missed them?  Today we are starting the next weekly series on faith.  Please visit our page and “like” […] Read the rest of this entry »

Daily Reflections for the Year of Faith

Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by: Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph The Archdiocese of Washington, DC is hosting daily reflections on its Facebook page for the Year of Faith.  Have you missed them?  Here they are.  And please visit our page and “like” us, so you can follow along […] Read the rest of this entry »

What does “Incarnation” mean?

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 […] Read the rest of this entry »

What is the “Central Mystery” of Our Faith?

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 […] Read the rest of this entry »

Beyond Creation

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, […] Read the rest of this entry »

To know, to love, to serve

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 a […] Read the rest of this entry »

Is It Natural to Desire God?

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 […] Read the rest of this entry »

Image and Likeness

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 […] Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween and the Communion of Saints?

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 and […] Read the rest of this entry »

The immeasurable riches of His grace

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 […] Read the rest of this entry »

“I know Him in whom I have believed.”

Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader? Archdiocese of Washington: Year of Faith series Written by: Dominican Brothers of the Province of St. Joseph You see the computer screen flicker and a blue screen pop up.  You read there has been a fatal error.  Not knowing what to do, you take out your cell phone and […] Read the rest of this entry »