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I recently encountered a beautiful story about a young husband and wife. She was raised a Hindu in India, and he was raised a Baptist in Iowa, and they entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. What was so powerful about the story was [...]
One of the truths of the Catholic Faith that seems most difficult to explain to people is how we can have free will and yet God’s will is done in the world. This is a powerful example of a paradox (one of many in the Catholic faith) that comes from simultaneously holding two truths that [...]
During this year of faith, I am going to try to do regular posts on some topics related to the faith.
Our Bible starts with the creation of the universe, which is actually where the universe starts too. Unfortunately, most Catholics ignore our amazing world and leave the talking about creation to the Protestants and [...]
Deuteronomy 8:6-20 (RNAB)
Therefore, keep the commandments of the LORD, your God, by walking in his ways and fearing him. For the LORD, your God, is bringing you into a good country, a land with streams of water, with springs and fountains welling up in the hills and valleys, a land of wheat and barley, [...]
The awesome power of nature should make us tremble. The photographs of Hurricane Sandy’s recent visit to the United States remind us of that power: rivers running through city streets, homes destroyed, buildings torn apart, and beaches moved about.
I firmly believe that there are only two ways to see a hurricane, just as [...]
The seed of faith can quickly take root in the heart of a child, because the heart of a child is not overgrown with thorns and weeds. Yet as the faith grows, it needs to be tended and pruned.
I once told a little girl “God made everything.” After thinking about this for a little [...]
It is an exciting moment to be the first person to introduce God to someone who has never met Him before. I once asked a young girl, “Do you know who God is?”
“No” she said.
In a metaphorical sense God is always standing nearby, waiting to be introduced to each new person who comes [...]
The small road had been leading steadily upwards, switching back and forth to even out the ascent, which made the walk easier but much longer. The scrubby trees and underbrush kept me from cutting off any of the switchbacks. The whole morning I could see nothing but road and small trees: fog cut me off [...]
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