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40 Reasons For Coming Home – Reason # 33 – All the Gifts

April 13, 2009 0 Comments

Reason # 33 – All the Gifts There are many gifts that Christ gave to his Church as he established it. Among these are: Scripture, Apostolic Authority, Seven Sacraments,  Tradition, infallibility (no errors in faith and morals), indefectability (will always be here), Saints, Mary, the Liturgy, and so forth. Only the Catholic Church can claim […]

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40 Reasons for Coming Home – Reason # 32 – 100 % Performance Record

April 6, 2009 0 Comments

Reason # 32 – 100% Performance Record. There are very few certainties in this world about anything but one thing is for sure: The Church will prevail, the Church will be here to infallibly lead us to the end of days. “How arrogant!” you might say. And yet,  say it I did. Why? Not because […]

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40 Reasons for Coming Home – Reason # 31 – The Church is Catholic

April 6, 2009 0 Comments

Reason # 31 – The Church is Catholic– The word “catholic” means “universal.” One of the most remarkable things I experience about being a Catholic and a priest is this universality of the Church. I experience it in two ways. First, the Catholic Church is everywhere. On every Continent, in every country, in most towns […]

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40 Reasons For Coming Home – Reason # 30 – You Really Want to

April 5, 2009 0 Comments

Reason # 30 – You really want to. – Many Centuries ago St. Augustine wrote this classic line in his Confessions: Our hearts were made for Thee O Lord and they are restless until they rest in Thee. We have talked before in this blog about our desire and that, if we are honest, we […]

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40 Reasons for Coming Home – Reason # 29 – The Winning Team.

April 1, 2009 1 Comment

Reason # 29 – The Winning Team – OK, I’ll admit it. I cheated. I looked at the end of the book and read the end of the story. Guess what I found?  Jesus wins! It’s right there in final pages, in the Book of Revelation: The Devil who had led them astray was thrown […]

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40 Reasons for Coming Home – Reason # 28 – The Doctor is In

March 30, 2009 1 Comment

Reason # 28 – The Doctor is in – Alright, I got some news for you.  It’s difficult news, but I’m sure you can take it ! Here it is: your condition is grave, so is mine.  We’ve got some serious stuff wrong with us!  You might say we’ve got a few issues!  Yes, I’ve […]

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40 Reasons to Come Home – Reason # 27 – Christ’s Prayer

March 28, 2009 1 Comment

Reason 27 – The Prayer of Christ. The scene is the Last Supper and Jesus is praying. At two critical moments his prayer focuses on unity. He prays to his Father in these words: And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to […]

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40 Reasons to Come Home – Reason # 26 – This Really IS Home

March 28, 2009 0 Comments

Reason # 26 – This Really is Home–  One of the bewildering aspects of Christianity is all the many different denominations that exist. They all claim to be authentically Christian and read the Bible accurately but all of them have differences that cannot simply be ignored. Now the truth cannot come in different versions. If […]

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