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We Thrive Under Persecution.

“A faith that has not been tested cannot be trusted.”  John C Maxwell    Not long after 9/11, I remember a sermon given by our pastor, Msgr. Gregory Mikesch, in which he said something to the effect, that just as … Continue reading

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Machiavelli, You Are Wrong.

Everything worthwhile in life is won through surmounting the associated negative experience.  Any attempt to escape the negative, to avoid it or quash it or silence it, only backfires.  The avoidance of suffering is a form of suffering.  The avoidance … Continue reading

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HOLY WATER!!

“From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the Cross, but return; so holy water must have great virtue. … Continue reading

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It is not all about you.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.  – Mother Teresa. Recently, Collin posted another picture of his Sims City Game to my Facebook page.  Horrors! I like to think … Continue reading

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A Catholic Meets a Stripper.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18) As young widows, my friend, Terry and I decided to join a bowling league.  We were truly terrible bowlers and our only advantage … Continue reading

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Still Catholic – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly, the Beautiful and the Sad.

“If Christ did not want to dismiss the Jews without food in the desert for fear that they would collapse on the way, it was to teach us that it is dangerous to try to get to heaven without the … Continue reading

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Bumper Sticker Wars

Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.  – EDWARD ABBEY, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness It was just a small slice of life that I happened to experience.  I was at a stoplight waiting for the green.  I … Continue reading

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