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How to Start Your Day in Holiness

November 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Holiness, Prayer, Spiritual Direction

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How to Start Your Day in Holiness   We learn so much from our parents, good habits and bad.  Maybe that’s why I’ve always been conflicted about waking up in the morning.  On the one hand, my father has always risen before the sun; he’s the earliest riser in the family.  On the other hand, my mother, well, that’s a different story.  Although she gets up early for work, the truth is... Read More

Using the Catholic Faith as Part of Recovery

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Using the Catholic Faith As Part of Recovery Being Catholic is a walk with resolutions. Every confession and examination of conscious ends with the resolve to do better. Although real changes don’t come easy, we rely on God’s mercy and begin again after each fall. But add in an addiction and failing becomes habitual and can cause a person feel like he is beyond God’s mercy. Research reveals... Read More

How can I increase strength of my will to resist temptation? II of II

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I would like to ask you for a piece of advice. Since my will is not so strong as it should be; what are the exercises to practice that important element of spiritual formation? In our first post we talked about some of the foundational ideas required to begin an effective effort toward strengthening our will. In this post we will talk about a few secrets and tips to making solid progress. The Secret... Read More

Pope John Paul II and self-mortification

February 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Lent, Mortification, Seasonal Meditations

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STUNNER! Pope Practiced Self-Mortification by Jimmy Akin So various circles have been atwitter about news reports that Pope John Paul II practiced certain forms of self-mortification or, in the immortal words of the Associated Press, “John Paul II used belt to whip himself.” It is not surprising that our pleasure-obsessed culture would find this unusual, nor is it surprising that latent anti-Catholic... Read More

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