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The strength of Christian unity The best way to defeat evil, according to Jesus in today's Gospel passage, is to attack it with the strength that comes from being "with" Jesus. But how can we be with Jesus if we…
Holiness through the law is not legalism Jesus came to "fulfill" the law, which he did throughout his life by representing the deepest meanings of the law. He pointed people to the root purpose and highest goal of each law…
Forgive, forgive, and forgive … again? How many people have taught you how to forgive seventy times seven times? These are the ones who repeatedly -- sometimes seventy times in one day! -- give you opportunities to practice forgiveness. This…
How to handle rejection Is there anyone in your life who doesn't accept how much you've grown spiritually? Is there someone who doesn't believe you about your faith? Have you been falsely accused of doing something you never had any…
Supernatural Faith The final paragraph of this Sunday's Gospel reading is very revealing: Jesus did not "trust" himself to the converts whose faith in him was based on the signs and wonders that he had done. The reason: He did…
The intercession of St. Monica Possibly one of the worst hardships a parent might face is the loss of a child. Loss through death is very difficult to bear. It can be just as painful to suffer the loss of…
Progressing from tragedy into triumph How awful we feel when our plans get sidetracked, especially the important ones. How tragic when we lose a loved one or a job or our health or a marriage. Discouragement sets in, as well…
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