Does believing in the Creed invoke hostility?

Blessed Cardinal Newman once said “we can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.” There has been a current trend by some within the Church to deem the Catechism of the Catholic Church as either too offensive, demeaning or that it simply invokes hostility by way of the language within the...

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Why do we renew our Baptismal Promises?

Our human identity is intimately linked to the sacrament of Baptism. This may come as a surprise to some but the reality of our existence is intertwined to this first sacrament of initiation because it provides us with a rebirth as sons of God. In other words, through baptism we are incorporated into the life of Christ. This may...

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How do we prepare for our own Spiritual entrance into Jerusalem?

When we take the time to discern and measure our own spiritual progress two things should come to mind; first, the need to be honest with our current spiritual state, and two the humility to seek a deeper journey with Christ in a revealing way. If this is the basis of measuring our own spiritual progress then many of us would...

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How does one invoke God in a proper way?

What’s in a Name? Within the annals of secular expression “God” is often evoked in a disrespectful manner e.g. “Oh my God,” or “damming God” and so on.  Nevertheless, the Second Commandment clearly tells us not to pronounce the Lord’s name in vain i.e. in an unholy way. Unfortunately, our demeanor tends to...

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How do we gauge our children’s Spiritual Progress during Lent?

As parents one of the most unique challenges we face is attempting to measure the spiritual progress of our children. Even though gauging the physical or academic development of our children may appear simple enough discerning our children’s spiritual development is an entirely different story. This is why engaging in an...

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Does Intercessory Prayer really help strengthen a Marriage?

Imagine if everyone around us came to the realization that praying for someone is actually quite a simple act. We would all be constant intercessors for everyone around us, especially our family and friends. The irony here is that something that in many respects is so simple and not necessarily time consuming is quite often...

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