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LENT IS ENDING. I HAVE FAILED.

So here we are in the home stretch.  The six weeks of Lent, during which I was going to become a new creation, are winding down.  Christ is in the tomb, and we look to His rising on Sunday morning.  I have failed.  Again. I was going to pray more; but too many evenings, I […]

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A LITTLE INSPIRATION FOR THESE LAST DAYS OF LENT

An old friend of mine, Michael Jayson, sent me this video recently, and I know you’ll love it, too! Michael and I worked together in the ‘80s at Christian station WMUZ in Detroit. We once broadcast live from The Palace of Auburn Hills, Buy generic Levitra pills online which was presenting a performance of “Young […]

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THEN YOUR LIGHT SHALL BREAK FORTH LIKE THE DAWN: What God REALLY Wants From You This Lent

As we continue our journey of forty days, it’s good to remember that fasting from food is good, but what God REALLY wants from us is our gift of self—expressed in a love for the poor, the hungry, the homeless, and the downtrodden.  The first reading at Mass today explains it all:  Is this the […]

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LOOK NOT ON OUR SINS, BUT ON THE FAITH OF YOUR CHURCH

So now Lent has arrived, and everyone is talking about it.  There are plenty of Catholic columnists and bloggers urging you to go to confession, to purify your soul during this period of penitence.  And it’s all good.  I was struck, though, by the humility and the simplicity of one article I read on the […]

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A JUXTAPOSITION OF SYMBOLS: Keep Your Sacrifices Secret. And Plaster Ashes All Over Your Face.

It’s kinda funny.  In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus warns us against doing good in order to be seen.  He gives us three examples:  Almsgiving – “When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, […]

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