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Do You Treasure His Presence?

Do You Treasure His Presence?

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By Michael Seagriff

My wife and I will be boarding a train later this afternoon to return home ending a nearly three week visit with our son, daughter-in-law and two ...

Saturday's Chore List: Mock Pro-lifers and Tell Lies

Saturday's Chore List: Mock Pro-lifers and Tell Lies Watch

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Just as your boyfriend cruises closer to the clinic, you see a commotion that looks something like a circus. Then you realize it's all happening ...

Winning the Fight By Giving Up My Will

Winning the Fight By Giving Up My Will

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

For the remainder of my afternoon, I ruminated on the morning's event, on that internal whisper to remain undisturbed, on Father's temporarily ...

Recalling Life-Changing Moments

Recalling Life-Changing Moments

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By Michael Seagriff

There are times when we should just stop, sit and silently recall some of the life-changing moments we have experienced in our lives but may have ...

Should you be waiting in prayer?

Should you be waiting in prayer? Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

Lately my life has been in a place of waiting. Waiting on God. Waiting to see Him connect the dots with the things He is doing in my life. Waiting on ...

Learning to Make Time for the Holy Spirit

Learning to Make Time for the Holy Spirit

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

Prosperity can be dangerous. When things are going well and we are successful, we have a tendency to turn in on ourselves. We like to believe that ...

 'What Happened to the Zeal for the Salvation of Souls'?

'What Happened to the Zeal for the Salvation of Souls'?

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By Michael Seagriff

Tomorrow, August 8th is the feast day of St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) prompts me to ask this simple question: ...

Are You A Walking Jesus?

Are You A Walking Jesus?

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By Michael Seagriff

At the time I made temporary promises as a Lay Dominican I had to select a religious name. Throughout my preparation as a postulant and novice, I had ...

Finding God Through Suffering

Finding God Through Suffering

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By Michael Seagriff

Let me repeat some obvious truths. God is more powerful than any of us. He draws each of us to Himself. He wants to excite our hearts. He longs to ...

Why do We Tolerate Hollywood's Assault on the Sacrament of Marriage?

Why do We Tolerate Hollywood's Assault on the Sacrament of Marriage?

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By Michael Clark

How can we as a society defend marriage when we allow to be in the same class as a game show? Specifically I mean the companion TV shows The Bachelor ...

Hope Didn't Die With The Baby!

Hope Didn't Die With The Baby!

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

My son's life, while brief, impacted the world. On this day nineteen years ago, he not only opened my womb, he stretched wide my heart. He taught ...

Lord Keep Making Me

Lord Keep Making Me Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

Killing me. This song is killing me. When I hear a song and it strikes a chord with me, I WEAR IT OUT. Right now, 'Keep Making Me' by the Sidewalk ...

Is the Lord the Constant Refuge in the Midst of your Daily Life?

Is the Lord the Constant Refuge in the Midst of your Daily Life?

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

Prayer changes and adapts to the circumstances of our life. We will pray differently after we have worked hard all day and are tired as opposed to ...

Do You Believe You Are A Beloved Child Of The Father?

Do You Believe You Are A Beloved Child Of The Father?

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By Jackie Stammen

You are a beloved child of the Father. Do you believe it?

Do You Desire Things to go Your Way or God's Way?

Do You Desire Things to go Your Way or God's Way?

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By Jackie Stammen

We place too much emphasis on every last expectation we have of other people to do and act as we expect. To live within our guidelines, our ...

Free e-Book 'Pondering Tidbits of Truth'

Free e-Book 'Pondering Tidbits of Truth'

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By Wendy C. R.N., BA

I have been blessed with the awesome job of being the blog editor for Catholic Online. This with all of my other 'work' has kept me from blogging ...

Imagination is One of the Means by Which We Enter Into Relationship with God.

Imagination is One of the Means by Which We Enter Into Relationship with God.

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

The imagination is powerful. It can either be a friend that helps us to imagine and explore the possibilities of a fruitful life, or it can be ...

Do you believe the Word of God?

Do you believe the Word of God?

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By Jackie Stammen

Why is it so difficult to believe the truth about ourselves? Why do we spend so much time beating ourselves down and telling ourselves exactly why we ...

Ordination: Answering the Lord's Call

Ordination: Answering the Lord's Call

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By Michael Clark

Each Spring the Catholic dioceses and Archdioceses across the nation have the distinct pleasure to celebrate the men who have answered the call ...

Learning to Hear God's Voice

Learning to Hear God's Voice

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

One temptation for beginners at meditation is to constantly worry about if something is coming from God or from their own imagination. We are ...

The Prayer of the Heart

The Prayer of the Heart

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By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

If we think about it, we all recognize that communication is about much more than words. When we listen to another human being, we listen to the ...

Stepping Through the Doors

Stepping Through the Doors

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

At long last, Monsignor and his faithful altar servant strode back in my direction. Positioned several feet behind the last row, I prayed the ...

God Reassures Us that 'It's Okay', 'It's Always Ok'

God Reassures Us that 'It's Okay', 'It's Always Ok'

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By Carmen Nassaney

'It's okay.' When I visit my daughter, I hear this phrase at least 20 times a day from my two year old grandson. Before he does anything, he turns to ...

I Am Peter, The Truth is, We are all Peter!

I Am Peter, The Truth is, We are all Peter!

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By Jackie Stammen

Once. Twice. Three times.Peter the Apostle denied Christ THREE times, even after being forewarned that one among the Apostles would do so. Peter was ...

Got to Have Heart - His and Yours!

Got to Have Heart - His and Yours!

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By Michael Seagriff

[What follows is an article I wrote more than two years ago in hopes it might stir interest in, and devotion to, Jesus' Most Sacred Heart.]When God ...

Did You Hear the Whippoorwill?

Did You Hear the Whippoorwill?

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By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Not more two decades ago, our majority consciences would have been pricked by the in-your-face anti-Christian messages that today barely register ...

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

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By Carmen Nassaney

'Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'If we are filled with love for God, we desire to do His will, we dedicate our lives ...

Do You Know Where God's Country Is?

Do You Know Where God's Country Is?

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By Michael Clark

Having recently returned from a cruise to Alaska celebrating my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary, I remembered a friend who had remarked ...