Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Sign of the Cross

The sign of the cross, one of our most profound and simplest forms of prayer, is falling out of favor among many Catholics.  It is ancient prayer, dating back to the earliest years of our faith.  Tertullian (De cor. Mil. … Continue reading

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To Walk with Those Who Walked Before

As a child I would ask God why He chose to have me live in such an uneventful period of salvation history.  I yearned to have lived in the times of Jesus.  Or, at least to have lived during the … Continue reading

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I Drew Him Out of the Water

When the child grew, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, who adopted him as her son and called him Moses, for she said, “I drew him out of the water.” (Exodus 2:10) Pharaoh feared the Hebrews.  He had Hebrew baby boys … Continue reading

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Proverbs and the Eucharist

“Let whoever is simple turn in here!” To him who is without sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.” The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the … Continue reading

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Marriage, Abortion, the Holy Spirit, and the Church

The Bible begins with a wedding and ends with a wedding reception.  Genesis, the first book of the Bible opens with a marriage, the wedding of Adam and Eve and God’s command to the couple to be fruitful and multiply.  … Continue reading

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Has the West Entered a Maccabean Period?

Many Christians in Europe and North America have abandoned at least most, if not all, of the Church’s values, teachings, and traditions in an attempt to “fit in” with the customs and values of a pagan, secular culture. Like the … Continue reading

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The Babe Leaped in Her Womb

The babe leaped in her womb (Luke 1:41) is a verse that I frequently prayerfully meditate on.  John the Baptist leaped in Elizabeth’s womb when he encountered Christ veiled in the womb of the Blessed Mother.  I prayerfully mediate on … Continue reading

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