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Love is not boastful

It is important for Christians to show their love by the way they treat family members who are less knowledgeable about the faith, weak or less sure in their convictions.

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A Young Priest Sets the Record Straight for the Catholic Left

This past week Sulpician Fr. Phillip J. Brown, rector of the Theological College, the national diocesan seminary of the Catholic University of America, thought it a good idea to grant an interview to the dissident media outlet the… 779 more words


a Holy Saturday author

Catholic authors help us accept frustrations in the world of faith is very interesting article by Bill Tammeus at the National Catholic Reporter. It has left me wanting to learn more about about Makoto Fujimura’s and Shusaku Endo’s books. 130 more words


francis speaks out against clericalism...again!

Pope Francis continues to make daily head-lines that excite this liberal heart. Here’s one from yesterday, written by NCR’s Joshua J. McElwee,

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Nondiscrimination laws merit church support (National Catholic Reporter)

I’m sick to my stomach with these hateful and discriminatory laws in North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, and other places. It’s so sad that some in the Church have used their privilege and power to support these odious laws and to disenfranchise vulnerable populations in the name of “religious freedom” or “freedom of conscience”. 208 more words


easter journey: enkindling love

There are lots of very good things coming together on this blog this Easter.

Here is an article by Gillian Ahlgren on how Teresa of Avila’s The Interior Castle has impacted on her over the years. 70 more words

Cardinal Schönborn Criticizes Clergy's "Hardening of the Heart" Against Mercy (National Catholic Reporter)

This is a great article from the National Catholic Reporter on the need for mercy, actual mercy, during this Year of Mercy. As we get ready to receive Pope Francis’ document on Catholic family life next week, these words from Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn comes as a nice reminder of Jesus’ actions towards… 132 more words

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