How Do We Live Authentic Faith?

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“It is not enough by far to have taken radical initial steps of conversion and to be a reasonably observant and faithful Christian. At the center of our being we must remain poor and free and available to God, rather than barricade ourselves through habit to the approaches of God’s ever-surprising grace.” That, as I [Read More...]

Am I Totally Available to God?

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The reflection in Magnificat today, that beautiful daily devotional, is on discipleship and discipline and it is what we need to drink in, by Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis: It is not enough by far to have taken radical initial steps of conversion and to be a reasonably observant and faithful Christian. At the center of our being [Read More...]

Witnessing to New York for Life

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Get yourself up early if you’re in the Manhattan area for Mass and a prayer procession on the morning of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. [Read more...]

In God We Trust

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This morning, as he delivered his Sunday Angelus message, the pope talked about rediscovering the beauty of Baptism, “being born again from above, from the love of God, and live as a child of God.” In response/at the same time feminists, protesters took off their tops to insist “he shut up his mouth,” for “in [Read More...]

Communicate, Already!

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From Blessed John Paul II at World Youth Day in Manila in 1995: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son” (Jn 3:16). Jesus, sent by the Father to mankind, communicates the abundance of life to every believer (cf. Jn 10:10), as we reflected and proclaimed on the occasion of the recent [Read More...]

A Few Words about Freedom

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From George Weigel again in his book Practicing Catholic: The false humanism of freedom misconstrued as “I did it my way” inevitably leads to freedom’s decay, and then to freedom’s self-cannibalization. [Read more...]

About Dorothy Day

George Weigel writes in his book Practicing Catholic: Despite her political myopia about the likes of Fidel Castro, the Catholic radicalism of Dorothy Day was far more Catholic in its sense of the drama of sin and grace than the vapid liberalism that dominated the post-Vatican II Church. Dorothy Day is all too often misunderstood [Read More...]

Don’t Worry, Be Holy

What God wants most of all for each one of you is that you should become holy. He loves you much more than you could ever begin to imagine, and he wants the very best for you. And by far the best thing for you is to grow in holiness. — B16 in England, 2010 [Read more...]


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