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Blessings that are Difficult to Receive — Updated

Blessings that are Difficult to Receive (Updated)   Editor's Note: Yesterday May 4th, 2017, Pope Francis declared Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan “Venerable”, a further step on the road to canonization which began in 2007 when his cause was first opened. With that exciting development, we have updated Dr. Anthony Lilles' post about the prominence of the Cross in Venerable... Read More

Living God’s Mercy – Mercy Mission (Part III of III)

Living God's Mercy Mercy Mission (Part III of III) Today, we bring you part III of the “Mercy Mission” which Father Michael Najim preached just prior to Holy Week.  In part one, he spoke of understanding God's mercy. Part two dealt with experiencing God's mercy.  And today, Father will focus on living God's mercy and giving it to others. Part three of this “Mercy Mission”... Read More

False Teachings on Prayer–Getting to the Root of the Problem

August 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayer

False Teachings on Prayer: the Root of the Problem My recent series on avoiding false teachings on prayer (Part I, II, III) drew much ire and fire from a number of readers. Yes, the series received an amazing response with respect to the number that read it – approximately 20,000 pageviews – and you passed it along on your Facebook pages more than 6,000 times. I am still in the midst of a series... Read More

Does God care about my job or where I work?

January 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Discernment

Dear Father Edward, I am confused. The questioner in your post on discernment wrote, “I know God is not in the employment business, nor is he that concerned with how we make a living. His concern is for our soul.” Could you respond to this statement? If this is true, then it certainly seems as though it doesn't matter the type of job that this person gets, and that there is no need to look... Read More

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