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Feeling Blessed To Be Alive!

  So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. (1 Thessalonians 5:6)   Just Another Day April 3, 2019 started off as “just another day” for me. I said goodbye to … Continue reading

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Give Up Worrying For Lent!

  Since A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible was released, I’ve been doing a lot of speaking about anxiety. As I visit various parishes, I encounter many people who are worried about a variety of things. And I have to … Continue reading

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Sandy Hook – A Time For Mourning, Not Lecturing!

  Before I begin this post, I want to make a few things clear. I am 100 percent pro-life and have written about the evils of abortion many times. In addition, I pray the rosary with a group of people … Continue reading

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Layoffs, Death and Preparation

  A man must always be ready, for death comes when and where God wills it. (St. John Neumann) Several weeks ago, an email was sent from the president of our company.? He spoke of the need for a reduction … Continue reading

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Contemplating Death

“Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori” (“Time Flies, Remember Death”) -? a motto of the Knights of Columbus I know it’s not a popular activity, but meditating upon the realities of death?is extremely important to our spiritual well being.? If we desire … Continue reading

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Dominican Sisters Care For The Dying While Relying On God’s Providence

“It’s the most unusual place I’ve ever been. You’re not conscious of people being ill here. We all have cancer and we’re all terminal, but it’s serene and there are lots of moments of fun and laughter.”? (Harriet Boyle, resident … Continue reading

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What If Today Is Your Last Day?

“Since, when the hour of reckoning comes, you’ll be sorry for not having used this time in the service of God, why don’t you arrange and use it now as you would wish you’d done if you were dying?” (St. … Continue reading

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Why Bother Praying For Kevorkian?

When I heard that Dr. Jack Kevorkian died, my first thought was to pray for his soul.? Did I want to?? Not especially, but it was the same thought that occurred to me when Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein … Continue reading

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The Four Last Things – Judgment

The second of the ?Last Things? is Judgment. The Church teaches that immediately after death, we will be judged. Based on our works, we will either live forever in Heaven (possibly by way of Purgatory) or Hell. We?ll discuss more … Continue reading

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