Category Archives: Hope

No Fear Among the Humble

“Do not look at the faces in the illustrated papers; look at the faces in the street. See what great and reasonable number of them are strong, humble faces, full of humor and hard work, faces with sad eyes and … Continue reading

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For This I Came

“For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice.” – John 18:37 All things have a purpose. Suffering is no … Continue reading

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And the Greatest of These

Acts of Faith, Hope, and Love Act of Faith O my God, I firmly believethat you are one God in three divine Persons,Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.I believe that your divine Son became manand died for our sins and that … Continue reading

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The Carpenter’s Son

“And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said to them: How is it that you sought me? Did you not know, that … Continue reading

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Bethlehem No More

A prayer from Venerable Fulton J. Sheen Most appropriate for the season of Lent. No, Mary! Bethlehem is not come back. This is not the crib, but the Cross; not birth, but death; not the day of companionship with Shepherds … Continue reading

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Lent and The Paradox of the Cross

LENT The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday; with the participants being marked with ashes and the words “Repent and believe in the Good News” are prayed. The expectation is to imitate the example of Jesus’ prayer and fasting in the … Continue reading

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Fat Tuesday

This week much of the Christian world observes Ash Wednesday, the start of the 40-day Lenten season that presages Easter’s 50 days of feasting and celebration. Just three years after Western governments enacted unprecedented persecution by forbidding Christians from worship … Continue reading

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The Bus Stop

An old man was on his way to a doctor’s appointment and was in a hurry since his got a late start. Bill, 70 years old, retired from his job four years ago. While driving he was complaining about the … Continue reading

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I Want to Live

Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy announced Wednesday on Twitter that he will be attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The two-time Super Bowl champion (one as a player, one as a coach) said he … Continue reading

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The Good Christmas Thief

“The Thief Who Understood Value” I was disappointed to find that the life-size Nativity was not on display in the Danielson town green some years ago. My first thought, knowing our times, was that some objection to the display might … Continue reading

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