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A time to honor our mothers and fathers

During the months of May and June, we take time to pay honor to our mothers and fathers.  Some will jokingly say that Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just

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Saint Joseph the righteous is the model for every man

March 19th is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph the Husband of Mary. This feast dates from the eighth century AD. On this feast we commemorate the spouse of Mary as

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Self-discipline to win the imperishable crown

The start of the Winter Olympics, as well as the recent Super Bowl win by the Philadelphia Eagles, calls to mind the words of Saint Paul in the ninth chapter

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A good time to reflect on Saint Francis of Assisi

Advent is a time for preparation for the Solemnity of Christmas, the birth of the God-Man Jesus Christ. It is a time for reflection as, with joyful hope, we await

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A time to remember the faithful departed

Not so long ago, we observed a Year of Mercy. During that year the corporal and spiritual works of mercy were to be reflected upon and put into practice. Of

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October, the month of the rosary

October is dedicated to the rosary. This is due in part to the commemoration of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7. This feast was instituted

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‘The party of God’ holds the promise for peace

Our nation appears to be fragmenting into diverse groups, beyond just conservative and liberal, traditionalist and progressive, Republican and Democrat. Some of these groups such as the neo-Nazi, white-supremacists, antifa,

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The Founding Fathers’ belief in a Creator

Commemorating the founding of our nation during the month of July gives rise to the opportunity to reflect upon the Declaration of Independence. This document gives us some insight into

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The message of Our Lady of Fatima

This month we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Mary appeared to Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, beginning on May

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The significance of the empty tomb

“So, tell me the significance of the empty tomb?” This question was asked of a student of theology by a professor of Christology. The tomb referred to in the question