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Six Steps to Knowing What God Desires of You

Six Steps to Knowing What God Desires of You

In mid-life a certain question begins to nag us a little more often than it might have before: Am I doing God’s will? Have I found my mission in life? Or more simply: Should I choose option A or option B? How do I know what God wants of me in this or that situation?A woman came to me many years ago after I had given a talk, asking for help in making a decision for a career change. We only had an hour, but I agreed to sit down and speak with her. She had a grandson in the prison system, and duri...
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Irreplaceable: A Unique Documentary About the Family

Irreplaceable: A Unique Documentary About the Family

A beautiful documentary about the importance of the family, co-produced by Focus on the Family with many Christian and Catholic filmmakers and experts, has a one-day, one-time theatrical evening showing in mainstream theaters: Tuesday, May 6th in the USA, and Wednesday, May 7th in Canada. The film is not rated; Focus on the Family recommends it for teens 15 and older because topics such as sexuality and family issues may be spoken about too explicitly for children. From the film's webs...
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The Lord Bursts Into Our Lives

The Lord Bursts Into Our Lives

Jesus assures us of the safety of his love and the promise of our worth with the statement:The kingdom of God is within you.It is as if he said: You are destined for an eternal Good you are already starting here in this life to taste. Do not be afraid of your infinite desire. You are loved as if you alone existed in the universe.We are each and all brought into being and kept in being by a constant Embrace that never leaves us. This is why we can be happy. This is why, no matter what happens, we...
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Pope Francis and a Very Challenging Message

Two interviews in barely two weeks! Francis is taking every opportunity to engage in conversation. The second is an interview he granted Eugenio Scalfari, an Italian journalist, in the same setting as the three day interview with his fellow Jesuit, Antonio Spadaro. I find it amusing that the Pope, who makes good use of his own cell phone, called to offer Scalfari an appointment, but had to wait to be "put through" to the journalist by the newspaper man's nervous secretary.There are things in tha...
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Is Pope Francis Diluting the Anti-Abortion Focus of the Church

Is Pope Francis Diluting the Anti-Abortion Focus of the Church

I received this in my inbox today and since Fr. Frank Pavone said to share it freely I reproduce it below: From: Priests for Life Reply-To:  Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 09:40:44 -0700 Subject: No, the Pope is not diluting the anti-abortion focus of the Church. September 23, 2013 I just had a wonderful trip to Rome where I was again with Pope Francis. While there, I was asked to comment on the controversy caused by his recent i...
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The Only Way to Make Sense of Life

The Only Way to Make Sense of Life

Last weekend millions of Catholics joined Pope Francis in a vigil of prayer and penanceasking God for peace in our world, and particularly a peaceful and just solution to the tensions in Syria. This past week we have marked another anniversary of 9/11. Sometimes the world seems hell-bent on destruction, or at least survival of the fittest. And yet our Faith shows us a completely different perspective! As Monsignor Bransfield reminds us, “The only way to make sense of life is to give it away as...
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