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Put Up Or Shut Up Time

Humility is the foundation of prayer.  CCC 2559 I’ve been thinking a lot about humility lately, as evidenced by another recent post.  Here’s the thing.  Intellectually, I completely accept that I am nothing, a blob of walking-around mud that can only form this sentence by the grace of unmerited divine favor.  My contingent ontological state is nada, zippo, a totally God-dependent goose egg.  I wouldn’t even be surprised if other people’s nothing is a better quality than mine, as if I got the beta version before nothing was actually perfected.  So why does my intellectual assent to nothingness not trickle down

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The Novena Begins Tomorrow

The summer of 2015 may well be remembered as the time our culture took a nose dive into darkness. June brought us the news of the cosmetic transformation of the Olympic athlete, formerly known as Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn. This was quickly followed by news of the Supreme Court’s legalization of homosexual marriage. Then in July we had the gruesome undercover footage showing a Senior Director of Planned Parenthood describing how it is despicably selling body parts of aborted children, some obtained by using the horrific practice of partial birth abortion to harvest certain body parts intact. With such an

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Pray for the Victims of Yesterday’s Devastating Storms

For the souls of those lost. For the comfort and consolation of the parents of those school kids, and for the other families and friends dealing with their losses. For the rescue workers sifting through the rubble. He shall say to the Lord: Thou art my protector, and my refuge: my God, in him will I trust.  For he hath delivered me from the snare of the hunters: and from the sharp word.  He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust.  His truth shall compass thee with a shield: thou shalt not be afraid

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