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Christian Dignity

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Our life on this side of death is marked by a deep and insatiable desire. Human persons, strange creatures that we are, live constantly on the edge of despair for this very reason: we are finite beings with a seemingly infinite longing. We want to be “happy”; we want to be “good”; but we fail […]

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The Friendliness Called Affability

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

It seems a certain nastiness is becoming increasingly common in the way we deal with those who are not our closest friends. From public figures whose words and actions are broadcast on television, to squabbles in comment sections of online posts, to even the face-to-face interactions of social life, we see more and more records […]

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The Noonday Demon

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Have you ever felt bored on the spiritual journey and wanted to give up? Have you ever felt that the spiritual life is such an unbearable burden of troubles that you just want to put it aside for a more comfortable life? Stay alert, if this is the case, for your invisible enemy – the […]

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A Spirituality Behind the Wheel

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

I remember once when I was a teenager, a family member was driving me somewhere on the freeway. And suddenly, the truck in front of us began to drift dangerously out of its lane. My driver immediately made the sign of the cross. The truck then corrected itself. Looking back, I’ve always been somewhat impressed […]

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Backpacking Rosary Reflection

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

In August, along with a number of my fellow student brothers, I had the opportunity to go on a three-night, four-day backpacking trip through part of the Cascade Mountain Range in Oregon. While it was quite beautiful, the hike covered 50 some odd miles, which, not being in peak physical condition, I found rather challenging. […]

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Crossing 2020 to 2021

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

No doubt that the year 2020 has been a year of tremendous hardship. As we reach the last days of this year, we look forward to 2021 with great hope. As we look with hope for a better year to come, let us also mark it with the sign of the cross. As Catholics, whenever […]

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A Season of Hope

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

One prominent theme of the season of Advent is the virtue of hope.  In preparing for Christmas, we foster hopeful expectation for the coming Messiah.  We remember God’s promises and God’s faithfulness with hope-filled hearts.  This is a good time, then, to meditate on the virtue of hope, with the help of Pope Benedict XVI’s […]

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