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Five Ways to Trust God – From People Who Did

February 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Mercy, Vicki Burbach

The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (Week 2 of 8) Truly, sin begins with a lack of trust: “Man let his trust in his creator die in his heart.” Sure, pride was there, too. But the starting point, the origin of sin, is lack of trust in God. And this applies not only to the first sin but to “all subsequent sin.” Indeed, every one of our sins involves “lack of trust” in God’s goodness.... Read More

Faith Like Mary & a New Book: The Second Greatest Story Ever Told

February 9, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Mercy, Sarah Reinhard

Note: This week, we are pulling double-duty with our book club post. This is the final week of “The Church of Mercy” AND the first week of the “Second Greatest Story Ever Told”. The Church of Mercy (Week 6 of 6) Lately, I’ve been struggling to pray a rosary. It’s partially a time thing and partially a motivation thing: my standing excuse is that I lack both. However,... Read More

St John Paul II & Ven Fulton J Sheen & the Political Climate in America

February 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Mercy, Vicki Burbach

The Church of Mercy (Week 5 of 6) It is not enough to offer someone a sandwich unless it is accompanied by the possibility of learning how to stand on one’s own two feet. Charity that leaves the poor person as he or she is, is not sufficient. True mercy, the mercy God gives to us and teaches us, demands justice; it demands that the poor find the way to be poor no longer. – Pope Francis, The... Read More

Should I Grow Closer to Mary as a Wife and Mother? I Feel Distant

Dear Angela and David, as a wife and mother, I’ve always thought that I should find Mary to be a spiritual example. But instead, I really feel distant from her. She’s sinless, and I’m not. Should I be trying to grow closer to her, and, if so, how? What a beautiful and honest question. We have both grown tremendously in our love for Our Blessed Mother. One of us, Angela, is a cradle Catholic,... Read More

33 Days to Morning Glory – Book Club

April 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

33 Days to Morning Glory by Father Michael Gaitley, MIC A few weeks ago, I asked for recommendations on upcoming books. If you recall, I suggested we read a book in honor of our Blessed Mother in the month of May. Several of you highly recommended 33 Days to Morning Glory by Father Michael Gaitley. So be it! Having read and enjoyed his book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, I was excited to hear about... Read More

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