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No Room in the Inn – A Story About Friendship

April 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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Life of Christ (Week 2 of 27) When finally the scrolls of history are completed down to the last words in time, the saddest line of all will be: “There was no room in the inn.” —Life of Christ, Chapter 2: Bethlehem, Paragraph 3 There was once a widower named Jacob who lived next door to a family with three children. When the family pulled their moving van up to the curb of their new home,... Read More

On the Feast of the Holy Family: Our Own Family Circle


On the Feast of the Holy Family: Our Own Family Circle  Could failure to follow God’s commands be robbing your family of grace? God not only became one of us, but he was born into a family with parents: Our Blessed Mother Mary, and a father, St. Joseph.  There’s no escaping the message that families are intended to be holy places for children to grow and prepare to enter the world. The Fourth... Read More

Contemplating Jesus through Mary of Nazareth


Contemplating Jesus Through Mary of Nazareth   Oh to be a mother—so many reasons to both worry and rejoice from pregnancy onward. But to be the Mother of the Savior…who can imagine it? Every mother contemplating the Christmas story surely must consider what it would have been like to have an angel announce our pregnancy or ride on a donkey with no place to rest during labor except a manger. But... Read More

Unraveling Yoga Madness

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Unraveling Yoga Madness Dan and Melissa discuss concerns and questions that surfaced in response to last week’s episode where we explored several approaches and beliefs about Yoga along with recommended resources. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Clarification of listener concerns with Demon Possessed through Yoga? episode. Is yoga a “gateway spirituality”? Are there good,... Read More

How are We Able to Hold Fast to Our Faith? He is Risen!


Alleluia! Christ is Risen! How are We Able to Hold Fast to Our Faith? He is Risen!   In the midst of our busy lives, it is easy to be overwhelmed and to feel overcome by difficult circumstance. For those who strive to pray, Christ risen from the dead allows us to taste this only in order to help us come to spiritual maturity. He himself comes to give us hope, that we might stand firm and not... Read More

Catholicism and Buddhism – Clearing Up the Confusion

February 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Buddhism & Zen, Can I Trust?, Dan Burke


There is much confusion and misinformation in our time regarding the compatibility of Buddhism and Catholicism. Dr. Clark is both a faithful Catholic and a Chinese scholar (he reads Chinese fluently), his work is well researched, solid, trustworthy, and charitable. Joined with Carl Olson, an excellent theologian, there is no better combination of authors to shed light on this important topic. We are... Read More

Jesus, the First-Born of All Creatures

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Jesus the First-Born of All Creatures Presence of God – Give me light, O Lord Jesus, to see in the lowliness of the Child, the indescribable Majesty of the Son of God. MEDITATION Jesus “is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature; for in Him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible … all things were created by Him and in Him. And He is... Read More

The Holy Name of Jesus (Part II of II)


THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS (Part II of II) “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and let all that is within thee bless His Holy Name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all He hath done for thee.” Psalm 103:1-2 1. The great saint of the Holy Name is St. Bernardine of Siena. In his missionary expeditions he carried it on a banner, and used it continually in his sermons. He has a long treatise on the... Read More

A Christmas Meditation

December 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Christmas, Fr. Najim, Seasonal Meditations


In 1925, the New York World publication celebrated the birthday of Abraham Lincoln with a cartoon that has become something of a classic. Two Kentucky farmers are pictured talking over a picket fence. One asks, “Anything new happen lately?” The other responds, “Nothing much. A new baby was born over at Tom Lincoln’s place, but nothing much ever happens around here.” Can you imagine the same... Read More

Why did Jesus die?

May 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. McCloskey, Redemption


We are taught to believe as Catholic Christians Jesus died for our sins,” yet that is not the reason he was killed. He was killed by the Jews because he was a threat and a heretic, and by the Romans who saw him as threat to their own authority. Why are we taught as we are? Good question–which I will now try to answer to your satisfaction. But first let me back up a bit and run through some of the... Read More

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