Tag Archives: Pope John Paul II

Something to Hold Onto

“Because he himself was tested through what he suffered,  He is able to help those who are being tested.” Hebrews 2: 18 I don’t know about you, but I know quite a few people – really good people – who … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Time’s Man of the Year

Just recently, Pope Francis was named Time Magazine’s “Man of the Year.”  I am glad about it, and happy for the positive publicity for the Catholic Church, however, I question the motives of those that voted to bestow that honor … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy Sunday

I know that I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but here goes… I was doing some reading on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7, 2013.   Jesus appeared to Sr. Faustina in the 1930’s and asked her to spread this … Continue reading

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Communion in the Hand

Recently, our local Catholic newspaper, “The Clarion Herald”, celebrated 50 years.  In this beautifully done issue, there was a timeline of significant things that happened in the Church and in the world during that period of time.  I enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Reflection on Sunday’s Gospel, September 23, 2012

Sunday’s Gospel There is a word in this Sunday’s gospel that bothers me.  It is a tiny, seemingly inconsequential word… and yet it makes all the difference in the world.  It is what our society is suffering from today – … Continue reading

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Theology of the Body Lessons

What I learned in lesson three: A human person is not just a body or a soul – A person is a body-soul, united together to form a unique person.    Our bodies cannot survive without our souls.  When the body … Continue reading

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JPII’s Theology of the Body for Teens

What I learned from Lesson 1: We are so loved by God as human beings.  God did not need us, and yet He created us out of pure love. He made us in His image and likeness to love and … Continue reading

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Insidious

After work today, I laid down to rest, and channel surf.  Out of curiosity, I stopped on the Dr. Oz show.  His panel of “expert medical professionals” was telling about all of the studies that backup their claims that taking … Continue reading

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Love

“Lord, grant that I may not seek so much to be loved as to love.”  Prayer of St. Francis “My Jesus, fill my heart with so much love that one day it will break just to be with you.  My … Continue reading

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