Doing God’s Will

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Doing the Will of My Father THOMAS MERTON The root of Christian love is not the will to love, but the faith that one is loved. The faith that one is loved by God.  That faith that one is loved by God although unworthy — or, rather, irrespective of one’s worth!… Humanistic love will not serve.  As…

The Art of Conversation

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Kids Glued to Screens? Teach Them the Art of Conversation THOMAS LICKONA Try these 20 conversation starters with your family. Tired of asking your kids to put down their phones and look at you when you’re talking with them? Guilty of checking your own phone and half-listening when they’re trying to talk to you? Wish…

Lepers – Dorothy Day

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The Leper’s Praise of God DOROTHY DAY The leper complained to him, how could he believe in the love of God? Father Roy, our dear Josephite friend who worked with us at Easton and who has been these past two years in a hospital in Montreal, learning what it is to be loved, used to…

Willing to love

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Be Willing to Simply Love God ST. FRANCIS DE SALES When we say that we cannot find God and that He seems so far away, we mean only that we cannot feel His presence. I have before observed that many people do not distinguish between God and the feeling of God, between faith and the feeling of faith, which…

All Saints Month

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Celebrating the Saints FATHER PETER JOHN CAMERON, O.P. This month when we celebrate the glory of the communion of saints. We are made to depend We flinch when we hear the word “dependence.”  It can conjure up feelings of ineptitude, inferiority.  We shun it like a virus to “get over.” But Pope Francis wisely warns:…