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40 Reasons For Coming Home – Reason # 40 – God is Worthy

April 21, 2009 0 Comments

Reason # 40 God is Worthy – OK, so I admit that it took me a little longer to get here than I thought. I’m about a week past my deadline but blogging is tough 🙂 Now here in this 40th reason we come to the one reason that trumps all other reasons: God is […]

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40 Reasons to Come Home – Reason # 39 – I’ll Hasten to His Throne

April 20, 2009 0 Comments

  Reason # 39 – I’ll Hasten to His Throne.  There is an Old Gospel Music classic called, “I Love the Lord.” and it is derived from an old Spiritual. The words are very moving and based on a Psalm: I love the Lord. He heard my cry and pitied every groan. Long as I […]

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40 Reasons for Coming Home – Reason # 38 – Love

April 19, 2009 1 Comment

Reason # 38 – Love — When you really love some one you want to be with them! A young man who loves a young woman doesn’t have to be told to ask her out, to seek to be near her. He just wants that automatically. Love craves union. And yet, to hear many people […]

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40 Reasons for Coming Home – Reason # 37 – Set Your House in Order

April 17, 2009 2 Comments

Reason # 37 – Set Your House in Order. There’s a Gospel Song written back in the 1950’s called “Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb!” It is a warning to be prepared for death. Here are a few of the lyrics: Every body’s worried ’bout that Atom Bomb. No one seems worried about the Day […]

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Humble Pie

April 16, 2009 3 Comments

I had thought I’d be prolific and come up with 40 reasons for coming home to the Catholic Church, one for each day of Lent. Well, Lent is over and you can see I haven’t quite finished (but will!). And I experienced more humility when I found this:  150 Reasons Why I am Catholic (and […]

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40 Reasons for Coming Home – Reason # 36 – The Incarnation

April 15, 2009 1 Comment

Reason # 36 Catholicism upholds the “incarnational principle,” wherein Jesus became flesh and thus raised flesh and matter to new spiritual heights. One of the beauties of the Catholic Faith is the way that all creation is summoned to praise God. In the sacraments we use water, bread, wine, and oil. In the Liturgy we […]

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40 Reasons for Coming Home – Reason # 35 – A Fitting Thanksgiving

April 14, 2009 0 Comments

Reason # 35 – A Fitting Thanksgiving – In the Book of Psalms the psalm writer asks, “What return can I ever make to the Lord for all the good He has done for me?” The very next verse of the psalm answers the question: “The cup of salvation I will lift up and I […]

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40 Reasons for Coming Home – Reason # 34 – Mary

April 13, 2009 5 Comments

Reason # 34 – Mary. We could go on for a long time about Mary the Mother of Jesus and I could spend pages refuting claims that we worship Mary (we do not – that would be a very serious sin!) or that it takes away from honor due to Jesus (It does not since […]

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