Monthly Archives: March 2014

Reflection on the Gospel for Sunday, March 30, 2014

Readings for Sunday, March 30 I  think that today’s gospel about the healing of the blind man is more about spiritual healing than about physical healing – at least as it applies to us, the modern-day readers.  Our world is … Continue reading

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Why Are Catholic Bibles Longer that Other Christian Versions?

You may or may not know that Catholic bibles are slightly longer than other Christian bibles.  The Catholic Old Testament has 46 books in comparison to 39 in Protestant bibles. Both of our New Testaments contain 27 books.  How did … Continue reading

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A Subtle Grace – Great Reading!

I have a friend in Canada who writes great fiction.  Ellen is particularly gifted at writing Catholic, historical ROMANTIC fiction!  If you are looking for a compelling Spring read, you should order her book!  Her long-awaited sequel to  In Name … Continue reading

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Catholicism 101 – Where do our beliefs come from?

Our beliefs come from 2 places – Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.  We believe that the bible and the tradition passed down to us from the apostles make up the single deposit of our faith.  Many Christian religions base their … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Gospel for Sunday, March 22nd, 2014

Readings for Sunday, March 22, 2014 I love this Sunday’s gospel story.  Jesus is so wonderful, so kind, so amazingly loving and compassionate.  Jesus approaches the Samaritan woman who had come to draw water from the well.  Samaritans were despised … Continue reading

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Apologetics 101- When was the term “Catholic” first used?

Apologetics is the art of defending your faith.  It sounds like its related to the word “apologize,” but it is not.  Early Christian writers who defended their faith were called apologists – hence the term apologetics! My eldest son and … Continue reading

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Jesus Remember Me

Jesus Remember Me When You Come into Your Kingdom – a great lenten meditation – I used it for prayer in my 7th period class yesterday.

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Just One Minute and 54 Seconds

Adoramus Te Christe LINK Do you have just 1 minute and 54 seconds?  This is a link to a short you tube recording of Adoramus Te Christe.  Take two minutes to sit with Jesus and meditate upon his Passion.   … Continue reading

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Prayer for St. Patrick’s Day

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ in the heart … Continue reading

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Never Surrender?

I was just looking at the WordPress writing prompt of the day – actually had never noticed it before – cool, useful feature – especially when one is experiencing writer’s block.  The world will tell you “Never Surrender.”  Surrender is … Continue reading

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