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Helping the poor, intelligently…

By Dr. Jeff Mirus ( bio – articles – email ) | Oct 26, 2021 Every person should be concerned about the well-being of those who are unable to secure for themselves and their families such things as adequate food, clothing, shelter, medical...[Read More]

If a school of philosophy lacks a sense of wonder, it is not true philosophy…

The way to combat faulty foundations is to abandon them and return to good foundations. For people of faith, there may be few more intimidating places than the classroom of a secular and possibly anti-religious philosophy professor. For those attendi...[Read More]

Being a godparent isn’t just a ceremonial honor. It’s an office that comes with a serious responsibility…..

On Oct. 16, The New York Times ran an article on how the Archdiocese of Catania, Sicily, had prohibited godparents or sponsors for the sacraments of baptism and confirmation for the next three years.  Entitled In the Land of the Godfather Comes ...[Read More]

Good friendships are the key to guard the young from straying into error…

“Friendship helps the young, too, to keep from error.”Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle is intent on showing how friendship is necessary in every stage and condition in life. With characteristic insight, he points to the precise need it fulfill...[Read More]

The abuse uncovered should cause trembling in the Church…

[Jesus] said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Si...[Read More]

Pope Francis to Visit Canada in ‘Pilgrimage of Healing and Reconciliation’ Over Native Residential Schools…

Pope Francis is already set to meet with delegations of different Indigenous tribes from Canada at the Vatican Dec. 17-20. The papal meetings with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit delegations were scheduled following the discovery of unmarked graves o...[Read More]

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God Cares for the Caregivers

“I will never leave you nor forsake you! My Presence watches over you continually.” – Jesus Calling, August 1 September 24, 2002, should have been a day of cele...

Vaccination Discrimination and Ephesians 2:13-17

Vaccinated or unvaccinated? Surprisingly, Ephesians 2:13-17 speaks to the issue. Sort of. In this study of Ephesians 2:13-17, we begin with a question from a re...

Mindfulness | an invitation for rest

I hear a strange sound coming from my phone. Different from what I’m used to. I grab my phone out of curiosity. “Your average screen time last week was 2 hours ...

​​What does Jesus say about prayer?

“I don’t want to be afraid anymore.”  “Life will bring you down, but you can choose to rise again.” Have you heard this quote before? No, this is not a sta...

Famous people who pray

This list of famous people who pray will no doubt surprise you. You’ll see names that make you think, really?!  Do you feel like praying is something for d...

Serenity Prayer

Do you recognize it? The feeling that it’s all a bit too much? The feeling that you are overwhelmed? That you just want to run and flee from a situation, cover ...

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God Cares for the Caregivers

“I will never leave you nor forsake you! My Presence watches over you continually.” – Jesus Calling, August 1 September 24, 2002, should have been a day of cele...

When You’re in a Battle

(Photo Credit: Canva Pro) www.courtnayerichard.com In this life, we will have battles and trouble. I know as Christians, we don’t ever want...

Taboo Truth

One day Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, went to visit some of the young women who lived in the area.  But when the local prince, Shechem son of...

Encountering God

When I was nine years old, I gave my heart to the Lord. I walked to the front of the church, told the pastor that I had accepted Jesus into my heart, went ...

Living from the Outflow of a Thriving Prayer Life

I don’t want to be a better “pray-er.” Don’t get me wrong, I would love to pray “better,” but that’s not my end goal. My end goal isn’t a perfect fifteen minute...

God of the Deep

In the first year of my firstborn’s life, I remember sitting in the rocking chair late at night, scrolling my phone while I fed him. I remember headlines of awf...