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Tag: Faith & Current Events

Faith Comes Through Hearing – As Seen in a Beautiful Video

July 31, 2015 4 Comments
Faith Comes Through Hearing – As Seen in a Beautiful Video

Below is a touching video of a hearing-impaired infant who, after being fitted with a hearing aid, hears the voices of his parents for the very first time. Initially, the child fidgets, afraid of what is happening. But as the voices of his parents reach his soul, a smile of joy and recognition blossoms on […]

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God’s Plan will Stand – A Word of Encouragement to the Fainthearted

December 22, 2014 24 Comments
God’s Plan will Stand – A Word of Encouragement to the Fainthearted

Advent is a season of waiting, waiting for God to fulfill his promises. We know that most of His promises from the Old Testament were fulfilled magnificently by Jesus. But as St. Paul reminds, we have received but the first fruits of his work in our soul (cf Rom 8:23). The created world and our […]

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Atheism is Acquired, and recent studies show it is not natural to the human person

October 6, 2014 18 Comments
Atheism is Acquired, and recent studies show it is not natural to the human person

The Venerable Bishop Fulton Sheen once remarked that atheism was not natural to the human person and that it was acquired. He used as his reference St. Paul’s words in Romans: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of those who by their wickedness suppress the truth. 19 For […]

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Couragio! A brief refutation of our cultural fear of being against things

September 24, 2014 27 Comments
Couragio! A brief refutation of our cultural fear of being against things

One of the critiques that many make of the Church is that we are sometimes known more for what we are against than what we are for. This critique, and fear, exists even within the Church. A similar critique is made of God’s law, wherein some wonder, “Why are the Ten Commandments generally worded as […]

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A 4th of July Meditation on the Paradox that Freedom can only exist within limits

July 3, 2014 17 Comments
A 4th of July Meditation on the Paradox that Freedom can only exist within limits

On the Fourth of July in the United States of America we celebrate freedom. In particular we celebrate freedom from tyranny, freedom from government that is not representative, and freedom from unchecked power and unaccountable sovereigns. Yet as Christians, we cannot overlook that there are ways of understanding freedom today that are distorted, exaggerated, and detached […]

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What CATegory are you in? A Meditation on why the Lord”needs”our faith.

April 6, 2014 7 Comments
What CATegory are you in? A Meditation on why the Lord”needs”our faith.

One of the main threads that ran through Sunday’s Gospel about the raising of Lazarus was faith, the need for faith and the Lord’s desire to draw others to a deeper faith. Jesus permits the illness and subsequent death of Lazarus, and even delays coming in order to increase their faith. He persistently questions both […]

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Jesus and Christian Faith in the Public Square? Yes! And Proclaimed by a Military Band!

December 10, 2013 15 Comments

Maybe I’m just not listening to the news enough, but I haven’t heard a lot about the Christmas wars this year. These are the annual wars wherein a Christian seeks to put up some display of Christmas, be it a creche or Christmas tree, and soon various atheists or civil liberties groups lodge protests or […]

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Measuring Divorce Rates is More Difficult. But whatever the measure, Practicing Catholics Fare Better.

October 28, 2013 16 Comments
Measuring Divorce Rates is More Difficult. But whatever the measure, Practicing Catholics Fare Better.

It would seem that figuring the divorce rate would be a rather simple thing. But like most sociological phenomena, there are many complicating factors (especially today when even simple definitions are breaking down). But however you measure divorce, it would seem that practicing Catholics fare far finer than any other group, believer or non-believer. I […]

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