What Makes Us Different

Humans are animals, but animals are not human. So what makes us different? There are obvious zoological differences such as walking on two legs, the often celebrated opposable thumb and the size and nature of our brain. But there are zoological differences among all animals. Those aspects mostly indicate how…

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Mother Mary

Yesterday (May 12) was both the Solemnity of the Ascension and Mother’s Day. Though one is a Church feast and the other a National Holiday, there is much appropriateness to these falling on the same day. We focus often, and rightly so, to the annunciation when St. Mary said “yes”…

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Conflicted

I feel conflicted during Lent and Christmas. Christmas is truly a joyous time indeed, but I have sometimes wondered if I really should be so happy. After all, the reason Jesus was born into this world was to suffer and die for me, because of my sins. It is truly…

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God Whispers

We all know the stories of Moses and the burning bush, of the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary, and of Fatima when Mary appeared to children. I’ve often wondered what it was like “back in the day” when it seems God and angels appeared and spoke directly with people. The…

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