Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

The Romance of Prayer

If any part of your life has been devoted to working on growing your spiritual walk, you should have some familiarity with the bible and its living wisdom.  For Christians in general and Catholics in particular, it is simply pivotal … Continue reading

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Humility: Jesus, Grant Me The Grace To Desire It

Some years ago, at my morning prayer group, my cherished friend Deacon Larry brought copies of the Litany of Humility. I never had heard of that prayer until that day. The men in my group trust Larry implicitly, so we dove … Continue reading

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Three Sides

I  must admit I lament the way many of my Catholic brothers and sisters lack knowledge of the scriptures.  I sometimes hear crazy stuff that defames the Old Testament, the discipline of memorizing scripture or even the idea of having … Continue reading

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Pentecost People

Before Pentecost, the disciples were fearful orphans subject to their whims of the moment. Sad and grieving without Jesus, they lacked self-direction and self-motivating guidance. He was their protector who promised to stay with them always. Then the mighty rushing … Continue reading

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The Veil

Have you ever stood in a sanctuary at night after the lights are out?  Have you ever been in a cemetery close to dusk? Have you ever spent time in an adoration chapel by yourself?  Were you ever in a … Continue reading

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Earth to Catholics: It’s Time to Change

For the past week, I have noted with interest and sadness the strong negative reaction of many Catholics to Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Laudato Si. Apparently, the Pope’s call to radical conversion, not only in how we treat the Earth … Continue reading

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The Importance of Syncing!

Do you have the Galaxy Note 7? Are you Synced? Do these questions confuse you?  Syncing has nothing to do with the dinner dishes. Rather, it is a word that the “young people” understand as a regular in their vocabulary.  You know, those people … Continue reading

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Why am I a Catholic writer?

I’ve begun writing and speaking about my faith story. I’m reliving some key moments such as when I gave my life to Jesus at a Protestant youth retreat. In my staunch faith I never dreamed that five years later I … Continue reading

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A Hero for the People, by Arthur Powers

    Arthur Powers’ experiences while living in Brazil seep into his short stories such the descriptions of brightly painted shacks, savvy street vendors and shady samba schools in the big city slums or the night-time, pick-up truck ride through … Continue reading

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A private or community meditation for use during Lent.

Stations of the Cross Leader:                                     Let Us Pray Response:         Lord, you accepted this journey for our benefit and in our place. Help us to recognize the depth of your love for us so that we may set that love as … Continue reading

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