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Mortal Sins are Hard to Commit because God is so Merciful

The story of the woman caught in adultery (cf. John 8:1-11) always filled me with a glorious hope. She was caught literally in the act of adultery, witnesses dragged her to the temple where Jesus was, and they asked for the punishment proscribed by Mosaic Law. 75 more words

Catholic

In the Company of Angels

Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and might and honor and glory and blessing.” And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever”  868 more words

Reflective Focus

Feel Good Friday for December 14, 2018 (Kaleb and KJ)

Read virtually any post on social media and it’s easy to see that rudeness, divisiveness, cynicism, hopelessness, anger, and hatred have become commonplace in today’s society. 74 more words

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PREGNANT FOR CHRISTMAS

Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the ChurchLectionary: 185

Reading 1 IS 48:17-19
Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,

the Holy One of Israel: 650 more words

Missal

Virginia State Police reveal patriotic names for newest K9 puppies

RICHMOND, Va. – Liberty and justice for all!

Virginia State Police introduced the newest VSP K9s Thursday, fittingly named “Liberty” and “Justice.” The puppies are seen posing with Colonel Settle. 109 more words

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Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office chaplain volunteers hand out cookies, socks to inmates

“Being incarcerated is always difficult, especially during the holidays, and we so appreciate our community and chaplain volunteers for taking the time to share the holiday spirit with our inmates,” the sheriff’s office… 241 more words

Virginia Beach

Couch to 5k: Good news from bad

In my last couch to 5k post I set goals designed to maintain some sort of exercise routine throughout the winter months.  One factor I left out, how busy the month of December can be leading up to Christmas.   106 more words

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