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“Human freedom is a force for growth and maturity in truth and goodness; it attains its perfection when directed toward God, our beatitude.” (CCC 1731)
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We love these people perfectly — not because they’re perfect, but because they’re ours
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When one member sins, it hurts everyone.
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The Holy Rosary, as it turns out, is also a thank-you note.
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Take up the cross, and follow Jesus
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If we want Catholicism to permeate the culture, it must first permeate us.
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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7)
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How do we bring about forgiveness, peace, healing, mercy and justice? We imitate Christ.
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God knows our hearts well enough to remain veiled
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Parenting a kid with special needs, you spend a lot of time worrying about the gaps.
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“The mission of Christ and the Holy Spirit is brought to completion in the Church, which is the Body of Christ and the Temple of the Holy Spirit.” (CCC 737)
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I used to be able to bribe these human beings with the promise of food
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“O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You.”
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“The battle of prayer is that of humble, trusting, and persevering love.” (CCC 2742)
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“Confirmation gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.” (CCC 1316)
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“Seeing and acting with mercy: that is holiness.” —Gaudete et Exsultate
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Spend this Easter season preparing for the coming of more.
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Jesus is Lord, and God is Love
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I was anxious about many things, but Our Lord reminded me what was truly needed
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Inspired by Fr. Cush' 10 Books in the Catholic Library
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Prayer never ceases, because all of heaven continually prays for us.
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We need others who we think aren’t like us to sing out to people other than ourselves
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Understanding that we need to bring all to the foot of the cross is a grace.
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“Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.” —St. Irenaeus (CCC 1327)
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Mary’s assumption into Heaven is a reminder to all of us of her everlasting proximity to her divine son
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Be patient with these 40 days and allow the emptying process takes place.
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Mary is exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things
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How an awkward exchange at the dry cleaner helped me to understand the Beatitudes
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Divine love is all about the taming of our souls.
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“The saints reawaken within us the great longing to be like them; happy to live near God, in his light, in the great family of God's friends.” —Pope Benedict XVI
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“It is love ‘to the end’ that confers on Christ's sacrifice its value as redemption and reparation, as atonement and satisfaction. He knew and loved us all when he offered his life.” (CCC, 616)
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Human life is sacred. There are no exceptions.
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“Make frequent renewal of good resolutions, again and again.” —St. Philip Neri
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“God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life.” (CCC 1)
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“Belief in the true Incarnation of the Son of God is the distinctive sign of Christian faith...” (CCC 463)
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Christ willed himself to the cross, for the joy of winning over one more soul to the wedding feast.
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It’s Advent. This year’s only 22 days, so it’s time to begin to as the Gospel says, “be ready.”
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“The cup of the New Covenant, which Jesus anticipated when he offered himself at the Last Supper, is afterwards accepted by him from his Father's hands in his agony in the garden at Gethsemani, making himself ‘obedient unto death.’” (CCC 612)
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“The sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.” (CCC 1285)
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All the talk about relics and what we leave behind should make us examine our own lives to discern how far from the mark we are.
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“On the threshold of the public life: the baptism. On the threshold of the Passover: the Transfiguration.” (CCC 556)
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Once again, the University of Notre Dame has surrendered to the prevailing culture.
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“The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple shows him to be the firstborn Son who belongs to the Lord.” (CCC 529)
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Saying “It’s my fault” before the cross requires true humility and no small amount of courage.
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Our Lady of the Visitation still brings people together.
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It’s an unsettling thing to listen to Our Lord, and if you do, you will never be the same.
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The whole world needed, and needs, Mary’s “Yes.”
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Why do people want to have the possibility to abort their children?
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When you run out of the wine of life, call on Our Lady, and do whatever Our Lord tells you.
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“Joy mixed with drama marks the fifth mystery, the finding of the twelve-year-old Jesus in the Temple. Here he appears in his divine wisdom as he listens and raises questions...” —Pope St. John Paul II
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“Charity, the form of all the virtues, binds everything together in perfect harmony.” (CCC 1844)
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June, July and August have passed. September is here. And there's still a little ice cream left.
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Invite our Lord to calm the waters of our souls.
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We’re always to be learning how to surrender our will to the service of others.
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Truth does not need me to lie.
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When we kill the last unicorn, some things which should never have been forgotten will forever be lost.
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You are baptized and confirmed. You hired out. Time to get to work.
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“The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, not only during Mass, but also outside of it.” —Pope Paul VI
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“Communion with the flesh of the risen Christ, a flesh ‘given life and giving life through the Holy Spirit,’ preserves, increases, and renews the life of grace received at Baptism.” (CCC 1392)
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Here's how Our Lady nursed me through a recent dry spell in my life.
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Kindness is not something we merit. It is something we owe.
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“Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.” (Matthew 5:11-12)
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The Kindness Protocol requires us to find secret ways to say “I love you.”
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“The miracles of Christ and the saints, prophecies, the Church's growth and holiness, and her fruitfulness and stability are the most certain signs of divine Revelation, adapted to the intelligence of all; they are motives of credibility, which show that the assent of faith is by no means a blind impulse of the mind.” (CCC 156)
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Christ uses us, as the body of Christ, to go out and seek the lost sheep.
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“Sacred Scripture and the Church's traditional practice see in large families a sign of God's blessing and the parents' generosity.” (CCC 2373)
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Surrendering is always giving up something we could control, not something we can’t.
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It’s a difficult thing to share your faith with a stranger. It is more difficult perhaps to share one’s faith with a person who already knows all the ways in which you fall short.
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Pray until we can see our enemies as through God’s eyes.
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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)
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If we allow ourselves the time to spend time with God and our neighbor, we will enter into the beginnings of experiencing Heaven.
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Imagine a world ablaze with people filled with the Holy Spirit.
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If we give, we will be used. The Holy Spirit will use the poor to bring us closer to Christ.
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“In the beginning God entrusted the earth and its resources to the common stewardship of mankind to take care of them, master them by labor, and enjoy their fruits.” (CCC 2402)
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I’m going to keep asking, because this whole life is both not fully Lent and not fully Easter: “May I pray for you?”
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This is what time was made for — to pour ourselves out, to be present, to be good stewards of all the gifts we receive.
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“In the unity of this Body, there is a diversity of members and functions. All members are linked to one another, especially to those who are suffering, to the poor and persecuted.” (CCC 806)
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“When we share in God's saving love, we understand that every need can become the object of petition. Christ, who assumed all things in order to redeem all things, is glorified by what we ask the Father in his name.” (CCC 2633)
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We enter Lent to know more clearly and dearly why Christ underwent His passion and death for us.
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Peace, true peace, always begins with remembering that we do love each other.
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“When they become parents, spouses receive from God the gift of a new responsibility. Their parental love is called to become for the children the visible sign of the very love of God, ‘from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.’” —Pope St. John Paul II
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When we pray the Rosary with love and devotion, our Lady instructs us and leads us closer to Jesus.
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“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing...”
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It is not too late. That is the great truth of this season: You can start out like the Magi, or stumble into the stable like a shepherd. Either way, we are to reach the Divine destination, the Baby lying in the manger.
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Sherry Antonetti is a freelance writer, blogger and published author of The Book of Helen. She lives just outside of Washington, DC with her husband and their ten children.