Faith or Culture: Is one more important than the other?

Culture can be a unique obstacle when associated with the process of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. More often than naught it’s the culture that becomes the Creed rather than the actual Creed itself. It is not uncommon to see loyalty to one’s culture or personal “ism” over one’s faith and religious identity....

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The Seven things I would tell my Son as he enters Seminary

One of the most endearing gifts we possess as human beings is an imprint of God’s image. We hold a distinctive anthropology rooted out of God’s love allowing us to have an intimate union with Him. The irony of this gift is that it’s often overlooked. The strengthening of our identity in baptism for example solidifies the...

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What happens when you pray for your child?

The art of effective communication often implies the willingness of the parties involved to genuinely respect each other’s position and recognize their dignity as a fellow human being. It should surprise no one that the Church associates the act of communication with the salvific reality of Christ offered to man and the...

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How can Parents strengthen the Moral Conscience of their Child?

How does a parent strengthen the moral conscience of his own child? Much has been said over the last year about the development of a properly formed moral conscience granting individuals and couples liberties to receive Holy Communion under questionable circumstances. The argument in this equation is that a person’s personal...

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The Three Most Powerful Words of Healing: “I Absolve You”

In the book of Proverbs Solomon urges us to trust in the Lord with all of our heart and not rely in our insight (3:5). The serenity of this simple counsel is meant to guide man to acknowledge God before ourselves as only God can make our paths straight and clear (3:6). A climax to this short examination of conscience is the call...

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Is it possible to hold someone spiritually accountable?

One of the most challenging situations a human being can face is holding someone accountable for their actions because rarely does someone want to be told what they can or cannot do. Or better yet, what they can say or not say. In our current societal state of affirming our right to basically say anything, we might get into...

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