‘They give their trust entirely to God and are rewarded for it.’

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Pope Benedict Sunday pointed to the greatest challenge of surrender. It is the greatest sacrifice, the key to the greatest joy, a life of the fullest freedom: A willing labor and living in service to the Will of God. It’s worth pointing out because the renewal we so desperately need will never happen without it. [Read More...]

An Election 2012 Victory

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Politics is imperfect, but then so are we. [Read more...]

The Good Will

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And so, when he entered the world, Christ said, “Behold, I come to do your will, O God” (Heb 10:5-7). “Obedience” is the new name of “love”! Over the course of his life, the Gospels portray Jesus as always intent on performing the will of the Father. To Mary and Joseph who searched for him [Read More...]

Purification & Healing

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Here is a reflection for today: God has created us for himself and, in the words of Saint Augustine, our hearts are restless until they find their rest in him. Even in today’s secularized society, this desire for God continues to make itself felt, above all in the experience of love. In love, which seeks [Read More...]

After the Election

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Reread what Carl Anderson said. There’s an awakening, despite ourselves, our votes… [Read more...]

Catholics, the Day After

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Last night, in his graceful, humble concession speech, Mitt Romney said: “We look for our pastors, priests, rabbis, and counselors of all kinds to testify of the enduring principles upon which our society is built: honesty, charity, integrity and family,” And this morning, Cardinal Dolan sent a letter to President Obama: In my capacity as [Read More...]

THIS Is Why We Need Real, Actual Civility

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A priest reflects on the pain of politics: Catholics should be in agreement with each other over issues of life and death, marriage, and homosexuality. And even if there may be different approaches about how best to care for immigrants, or the poor, Catholics while open to a diversity of solutions, must also grasp more [Read More...]


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