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Is it God's will for me to receive the Covid vaccine?

Is it God's will for me to receive the covid vaccine?

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I Am NOT Alone in the World

One of my favorite things to do during Christmas is to watch, read, or listen to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I love to see how Ebenezer Scrooge goes from being the meanest miser in London to being a grateful, generous, and loving man. I love knowing that someone like Scrooge, whose nasty behavior was so egregious, his name became a byword for misanthropy and stinginess, can change...

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Seeking God in Experience - St. John of the Cross - Spiritual Canticle 1:12

Seeking the experience of God will always eventually result in confusion, disillusionment, and even loss of faith.

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Praying the O Antiphons

Today, the Church enters into the Greater Ferias, the seven days before Christmas Eve, wherein the Office of the Readings becomes more solemn as we near the holiest day on which the Son of God was born of a Virgin. Since about the eighth century, every evening during Vespers, Catholics have sung a holy antiphon that alludes to the Coming of the Christ Child. These Antiphons, which precede th...

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Self-Knowledge - Self-Perception - Self-Deception

How do we come to a clear and accurate understanding of who we are and where we stand before God?

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Carmelite Spiritual Warfare Prayer - Carmelite Invocation

Come Holy Spirit with Thy Seven-fold gifts and anoint us with Thy Divine light, wisdom, and power. Come Lord Jesus Christ and anoint us with Thy Precious Blood, freeing us from every snare and stronghold of the principalities and powers of darkness. O Mother of God, glorious and Immaculate ever Virgin Mary, come and crush the head of the ancient serpent. O great father, St. Joseph, terror of de...

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Why Did Jesus Say that it is Impossible for the Wealthy to be Saved?

Dan reflects on the effects of wealth and the antidotes, that if heeded, will allow for the wealthy to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

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Is Apostoli Viae Conservative or Liberal?

In this reflection Dan explores the challenges associated with using "liberal" or "conservative" to label Catholics with respect to where they stand in the Church.

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The God of Wayward Children

What is God's advice and perspective for us when the prodigal wants to leave our care, our words, our home?

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Demons who Guard the Outer Court of the Interior Castle

St. Teresa of Avila speaks of demons who guard the outer court of the interior castle...

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