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Third Sunday in Advent
The Third Week of Advent 2018 Let Us Be Joyful! We are coming up on one of my favorite weeks in the "New" Liturgical Year preparing for Christmas and living out the Life of Our Lord for 2019.  This comes with my own anxiety around the holiday celebration; four years ago we ...


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Anxiety- What do we do with it?
Anxiety- What do we do with it? Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. (Philippians 4:6) "St Francis De Sales once said , “We must trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to our  faithfulne...


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Second Sunday of Advent
               "The Sermon of St. John the Baptist" (1653) by Adriaen van Nieulandt (Newscom/Cameraphoto/akg-images) Message of second week of Advent full of urgent hopefulness   by Marty Haugen What a ric...


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First Sunday of Advent
Advent: December 2nd First Sunday of Advent The following article is adapted from Catholic Culture.org MASS READINGS December 02, 2018 Clink link for the (Readings on USCCB website) COLLECT PRAYER Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet ...


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Let Us Begin Advent
Let us Begin Advent and Prepare for Christmas Can you believe it is time for another NEW Year? How do you plan to receive Christ this year? Myself, I plan to focus on my own health. I have struggled with diabetes for over 25 years and I plan on working on my body more perfectly to mak...


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Latest Reflection on the Life of St Benedict Joseph Labre
Latest Reflection on the Life of St Benedict Joseph Labre Every Wednesday (American Eastern Standard Time from 6pm to 7pm) my family and I adore our Lord in our local parish. This is when I will read each chapter and write my reflections. Perhaps you can join me now that we have live stream A...


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Mental Illness- A Personal Witness of a Fellow Christian
Mental Illness or Depravity from God by Timothy Hughes Duff, STM, MA Cert. RCHL, ERD & BCC One thing I have always pondered over was that there is a difference from a diagnosed mental illness and a environmental/cultural depression from the lack of not being close to God. One may ask:...


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Does Our Environment Help Us or Hinder Us?
The Importance of Environment on the Development and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders by Carlos Solis, MD  One of the most interesting things I learned in medical school many years ago was the importance of the role environment plays in the cause of medical diseases. So much so...


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The Promethean Complex
The Promethean Complex I never thought I would use a Greek mythology story as a an article header for our apostolate. However, it fits perfect here. Medical Research is very important! We have a responsibility to find out remedies and new medications to advance the treatment of the illn...


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What are “imprimatur” and “nihil obstat”?
What Are "imprimatur" and "nihil obstat in Catholic books? Before addressing the terms themselves, we must remember that the Magisterium, the teaching authority of our Church, has the duty to “preserve God’s people from deviations and defections, and to guarantee them t...


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