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Should I Focus on Jesus and Disengage from the World?

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Should I Focus on Jesus and Disengage from the World?   Dear Father John, Because I am called to the Christian life, shouldn’t I focus my life around Jesus and disengage myself with the world?   There Is Work to Do IN THE EARLY Church, some fresh Christian converts had the wrong idea of how Christ’s followers were supposed to behave in this world. They focused so much on Jesus’s... Read More

The Family as Domestic Church: How She Hands on Faith (Part I of IV)

September 22, 2015 by  
Filed under Church, Domestic Church, Family, Family Life, Liz Estler

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The Family as Domestic Church: How She Hands on the Faith (Part I of IV) Editor’s Note:  As a nod to the World Meeting of Families, in this post we will look at how the family, as domestic Church, hands on the faith by living out her share of Christ’s office of priest, prophet and king, and by responding to the universal call to holiness.  Today we will introduce our topic and examine... Read More

Sins of Ignorance and Sins of the Flesh

November 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Mullady, Mortal, Sin

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Sins of Ignorance and Sins of the Flesh Editor’s note: It is our great pleasure to welcome Father Brian Mullady OP to our writing team. He is a professor, preacher and retreat master, who has authored three books, and is the Theological Consultant to the Institute on Religious Life. Please welcome him warmly and make him feel at home! It is a moral truth that “if we don’t know something is... Read More

The Devil: Is He for Real? Why Does God Let Him Hang Around?

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The Devil: Is He for Real? Why Does God Let Him Hang Around? Dear Father John, I’ve heard that talking about the devil is just a way to talk about bad things that happen. On the other hand, there are some people that claim there really is a devil. Is the devil for real? If so, why does God let him hang around when our purpose is to get to heaven? It seems so contradictory. THE DEVIL, OUR... Read More

Trabajando para Reflejar el Imagen de Dios en Si Mismo

September 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Liz Estler

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La Iglesia afirma que la sociedad tiene que mantener la dignidad de la persona humana quien está hecha a imagen y semejanza de Dios. No se supone que individuos fueron hechos para vivir solos. A propósito, la encíclica Rerum Novarum del Papa León XIII llamó a los ricos y patronos a respetar a todos, “como es justo, la dignidad de la persona, sobre todo ennoblecida por lo que se llama... Read More

Laboring to Image God

September 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Liz Estler, Spiritual Life

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The Church maintains that society must uphold the dignity of the human person who is made in the image and likeness of God. Individuals are not meant to live in isolation. To that end, Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 Encyclical Rerum Novarum called owners and employers “to respect in every man his dignity as a person ennobled by Christian character” (paragraph 20) because “No man may with impunity... Read More

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