June 25, 2022
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Tag: Perseverance

The Lord Never Gives Up on Us

A boy brought home a very bad report card, and when his father demanded, “Young man, what do you have to say for yourself?,” he replied, “Well, Dad, there’s one good thing—you know for sure I’m not cheating.” Failure is something experienced not...

Musical Therapy

I apologize to the “burnouts” and those who wore “Rush” t-shirts as fashion statements growing up. I judged you. I should have been judging me. In that era, if I rocked, it was to the Doobie Brothers without even knowing what a “doobie” was. I...

What Has the Shire to Do with Rome?

The Lord of the Rings serves as an exceptional benchmark of 20th-century literature. It has been acclaimed by both scholars and hippies and has been enjoyed by readers of the general public as well as by faithful Christians. In the years since its...

St. Thomas Aquinas: A Spiritual Guide for Our Age

On Tuesday 28 January 2020, as the Church celebrated the liturgical memorial of the Angelic Doctor, Saint Thomas Aquinas, I was drawn to words written by Pope Benedict XVI: “Aquinas reminds us with his very life, that it is always illumined by...

Where is the Glory?

The following should be a very important question: what is our reaction to what Paul and Barnabas tell us in the Acts of the Apostles (14:21-27)?  It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God. Before we answer that...

Silence

Greater Love hath no man than this: That a man lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13 I see Jesus in every human being. – Saint Teresa of Calcutta The debate over Martin Scorsese’s Silence is heated among Catholics. Admirers of...

By Your Perseverance, You Will Secure Your Lives

A young man named Jim seemed to have everything going for him: a very successful business which he had started a few years earlier; a loving wife named Donna; and three wonderful little children. Then the bottom fell out of his world: Jim was...

Sorting Things Out

In elementary school, I remember the way teachers would sort large groups of students into smaller ones. Whether they were sorting by grade or class, each of us came to know one thing. When we walked through the school doors, we were fair game for—...

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