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Reciprocation in Love

True happiness is found in unselfish love, a love which increases in proportion as it is shared. There is no end to the sharing of love, and, therefore, the potential happiness of such love is without limit. Infinite sharing is … Continue reading

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All things work together

When St. Paul writes, “All things work together toward good for those that love [and trust] God”, he seems to be laying out a principle of “Christian Karma”.  Is this so? Yes and no. First of all, it’s not magic. … Continue reading

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Zechariah vs. Mary

How different was the “How will I know?” of Zechariah and the “How is this possible?” of Mary? They seem so similar, but the reaction of Gabriel could not be more different. Why? It appears to be due to the … Continue reading

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Exterior imprisonment

Man without God will tend be like one who grasps the bars of a prison window from the outside, firmly convinced that if only he could get to the other side of those bars all would be well.

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Christ the warrior

What we tend to overlook is that while we rightly pity Christ for being attacked by mankind, He was actually pitying us as we were under attack by the devil. His crucifixion and death was a trap laid for the … Continue reading

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A guess about the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit

Could the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit be as follows? If in confession we are to be our own accusers, it’s clear that we are not to be our own judge (paraphrasing a Latin quote: No one is to … Continue reading

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Unforgiveness

Those who profess to follow Christ have a real and true claim on the forgiveness of their fellow believers. A Christian who refuses to forgive a brother in Christ has made the suffering, death, and Resurrection of Christ null and … Continue reading

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