January 2020

Dear Reader: A New Beginning

Near the end of his life, St. Francis was said to have told the friars, "Let us begin again, brothers, for up until now, we have done little or nothing."
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Mary and Jesus and the Joyful Mysteries

Reflections on the Joyful Mysteries

The angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she is to be the Mother of our Savior. Mary humbly asks an honest question: “How can this be since I am a virgin?”
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Faith Unpacked: Actions Speak Louder than Words

There is no quick fix for the hurts and harm we cause, and it is no excuse to say we were simply being zealous for the Lord.
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Great Podcasts: Dolly Parton’s America

"You've paid a lot of money to come here tonight, " Dolly Parton once said to an adoring London crowd, "and I want you to know that I appreciate it because I do need the money. You'd be amazed at ...
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mosaic of Saint Francis of deSales

St. Francis de Sales: Champion of Prayer

As a prayer coach, St. Francis de Sales encourages us to jump in and swim in the grace of God.
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Editorial: Listening to Our Better Angels

When Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president on March 4, 1861, he focused his inaugural address on the seven states that had already seceded from the Union.
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