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Lord, What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?

Here is the true token of a soul absolutely perfect, — when one has succeeded in leaving behind his own will to such a degree as no longer to seek, to aim, or to desire to do, what he would will, but only what God wills. 183 more words


Reluctance to Examine One's Conscience

Although an examination of conscience is salutary for one’s spiritual life, many are reluctant to do it. Father Guibert likens their circumspection to that of certain physically ill people “who avoid getting to know their own true condition, in order to spare themselves the anxiety of the medical treatment which a clear knowledge of their danger would force them to undergo.” 303 more words


Sirach 16-18; Revelation 8

Sirach 18:6-13

No one can lessen, increase, or fathom the wonders of the Lord.

When mortals finish, they are only beginning,

and when they stop they are still bewildered. 136 more words


Conservative Catholic priest furious over commemorations of Martin Luther and Reformation

Pope Francis is causing a great deal of consternation among conservatives in the Catholic church with his reforms. But after several years of biting their tongues, conservatives now feel bold enough to publicly oppose their pope. 553 more words


The Power of Friendship

The Bible makes good mention of and stresses the importance of faith in God (of course!), of marriage, of family, and what’s right and wrong (to name a few). 470 more words


The Modern Apostasy

“A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. 36 more words