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Church and State

Dear brothers, "No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (wealth)." Matthew 6:24 In Luke's account (Lk 16:13-15), it goes on to say that the...

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"In those days there was no king in Israel; all the people did what was right in their own eyes." (Judges 21:25) Dear brothers, After much "enlightenment" and "progress", endless "liberations" and "revolutions", the world is plunging right back to where it was a few...

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Joy and Suffering

"let us exult, too, in our hardships, understanding that hardship develops perseverance,  and perseverance develops a tested character, something that gives us hope..." Romans 5:3-4 Brothers, there is much hardship to be concerned with these days. From unseen...

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In a recent newsletter sent to parents, an Ontario Catholic elementary school shared six tips to finding peace of mind and boost happiness: Accept what you can't change or controlPractice forgivenessPractice mindfulness meditationMake time for yourselfKeep a...

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A Question of Identity

Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? These existential questions are fundamental in our quest for truth. Getting the answers wrong is the equivalent to using the wrong measurements to build a house. Not asking the questions, is like building a house...

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"DEFEND US IN BATTLE", are the iconic words found in our famous call to St Michael, the archangel. These words of course, presume that the person asking for help is in the middle of a fight, whether it be for reasons of self-defense or conquest. It assumes that there...

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