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Romans 5:5

And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5 Does today look dismal? Are you asking God the same questions over and over again and think you are not getting a response? Have hope. God is with you, he has literally given you his Holy Spirit to live within... [Read more...]

Ignatius Study Bible

From Precious Moments to Ignatius Press

I think I’ve owned a total of three Bibles in my life: 1. My pink Precious Moments Bible from my childhood. 2. The New American Bible (NAB) that showed me Catholics had ‘extra books’, given to me by the TEC community. 3. The one my homegirl, Shawn, the hippie mystic that she is, suggested I read in college: The New Jerusalem Bible. She thought... [Read more...]

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2014, Moment by Moment

It’s that time of the year again, the last day of the year. A time for us to reflect, look back upon this past year of our lives and all it contained. The joys, the sorrows, the mishaps, the successes. The births and the deaths. It’s a time to reevaluate our lives. It’s also a time to look ahead and prepare for the next year. Each passing year... [Read more...]

Tuesday Five: Liturgical Season of Advent

Advent is a season of preparation, waiting and expectation, but society all around us says otherwise. Christmas has been sprawled out in supermarkets and department stores since mid-October, manger scenes spread across suburban lawns and the music, oh the music that is jingle belling and deck the halling… I can’t stand it. Yes, maybe I am sinister,... [Read more...]

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Evangelii Gaudium

You’ve probably already head that Pope Francis’s first apostolic exhortation was recently released. But have you glanced at it? Read it? Skimmed through it? I just have to say that Evangelii Gaudium is so good, I’m going to scream.  Here are two pieces from the very beginning: Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker... [Read more...]

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