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Marriage, Prayer and the Cross (Part I of III)

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Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan exhorted the faithful while he was in prison, “If you desire peace, you will have to fight continuously.” This constant struggle is true not only for the heart but also for the sacredness of marriage.  Our culture has come to despise the faithful love of husband and wife. Anyone who advocates for this ancient institution is an object of derision.... Read More

Blessings that are Difficult to Receive

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When our prayer takes us to the Mount of Olives, we discover the mystery of the Cross in all kinds of trials. Before that impending evil life throws at us, we often find our desires on a collision course with God’s desires.  Some of these trials come from “without” in the form of difficult circumstances.  This could be in the form of a grave injustice or natural catastrophe.  The... Read More

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