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Contemplating Christ Crucified

(from: The Joy of Knowing Christ: Meditations on the Gospel by Pope Benedict XVI) A verse of John’s gospel … refers to a messianic prophecy of Zechariah: “They shall look on him whom they have pierced” (John 19:37). The beloved … Continue reading

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A dignified life; a dignified death

Posted at Catholic Insight I lost someone very special recently, someone who demonstrated for me what a dignified death looks like. In the eyes of the world, he had been dealt a lousy hand, sentenced to life in a wheelchair … Continue reading

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St. Therese and my New Year’s Resolution to offer it up

Also posted at Catholic Insight The inspiration for my New Year’s resolution came to me as I cautiously steered my car along a snow-covered, traffic-snarled road on my morning commute. The snow continued to fall, the roads were a congested … Continue reading

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Honouring Our Mothers and Fathers

Also posted at Catholic Insight, catholic insight.com He gently leads his dad down the aisle.  Mass is about to begin and he knows it will take a few minutes to get him settled.  The son’s hand firmly grasped around dad’s … Continue reading

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