Return to God

Joe was very discouraged. His addiction was making him feel terrible about himself. Only recently had he been even willing to acknowledge that it was an addiction. In his attempt…

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All Saints Day

In Stephen Spielberg's film, "Saving Private Ryan", a squadron of young soldiers is sent on a mission to find one particular soldier behind enemy lines and bring him out of…

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Surrender Novena

Last week, in one of my weekday homilies, I mentioned the Surrender Novena by Fr Dolindo Ruotolo. There’s a phrase in that novena that is repeated on each day the…

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Respect Life

Charles Dickens’s last completed novel was Our Mutual Friend, published in 1865. Like all his novels, there are tons of characters and plots and subplots. In this novel, Dickens portrays…

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Be Authentic

Frank was a natural athlete. He loved Baseball and he was good at it, especially in high school. His Dad told him, “Frank, you have a lot of talent, but…

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Don’t Quit

“Do not judge people, never express surprise at anything, realize your own weakness and sinfulness, one’s own need of mercy, and above all, ‘keep your mouth shut’ unless you see…

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Trust in God

Sometimes we find ourselves in “impossible” situations. It can be a difficulty with your teenage son or daughter, a husband suffering from an addiction, a wife who's battling with depression,…

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The Painful Truth

A young man has just had a difficult conversation with his best friend, and he’s devastated. His friend told him, in a very blunt way: “All you think about is…

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United with God

St John of the Cross in his famous work, The Spiritual Canticle, wrote: “You do very well to seek [God] always as one hidden. You Honour Him greatly and indeed…

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