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The Light Shines on in the Darkness

A man of incredible intellect and energy, Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., noticed a marked decrease in faith among college students when he was President of Gonzaga University, 1998-2009, so he founded the Magis Center with the following mission … Continue reading

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Today’s Liturgy of the Hours, Prophecy for Our Time

In light of the things happening around the world right now, this reading from today’s Liturgy of the Hours is spot on. It may be significant that this reading also appeared in the breviary on a Tuesday 13 years ago, … Continue reading

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My Purpose

(Note – to the many who have volunteered on the spiritual direction directory: Thursday night I will be speaking with a very talented man who may head up this portion of the direction project. If he agrees, I will forward … Continue reading

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Things You Might Not Know About St. Therese

I found this lovely article on St. Therese today. It bothers me that many who love her do not know of her struggles with her faith and, thus, the magnitude of her triumph. Jesus told ‘Doubting Thomas’ that he believed … Continue reading

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St. Therese on Purgatory

I am working on a piece on The Shrine, which I will have up before bed tonight or by tomorrow morning. In the meantime I came across this lovely piece on St. Therese and purgatory. I am not familiar with … Continue reading

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Christ Triumphs Over Satanists

Thanks be to God, thanks be to God. The Satanists planning a black mass in Oklahoma have returned the consecrated Host after being sued for theft of property by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Here is Archbishop Paul Coakley’s statement. … Continue reading

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On Suffering

(This is a reprint of a post I did on my Facebook Page, Abraham’s Journey on May 21, 2013, in the wake of deadly tornadoes that swept through Oklahoma last year. I reprint it because it is a contemplation on … Continue reading

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I have written before that the Lord has told me that all faithful Jews and Christians, both Catholic and Protestant, are to be treated as full partners in the work ahead of us. There are no junior partners among the … Continue reading

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Hope’s Eternal Spring

At the Annunciation, the Archangel Gabriel told Mary that she was about to receive a great blessing, if she would accept it – to become the Virgin Mother of the Messiah. A great blessing, indeed, but one that, from a … Continue reading

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On the Road: Alabama (#5)

(This is the 5th Installment in my Journal of the year-and-a-half, 3,200 mile walking pilgrimage I took across America) When I set out, my intention was to make my way down the mountain where my family lived, going towards Rte. … Continue reading

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