A Short Road to Perfection – the list from Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman may be short but not easy to implement!

There’s always work to be done regarding our faith life, our spirituality. It will never end and as your relationship with God deepens, the work actually gets harder not easier. My guess is that often you are distracted from your spiritual growth because “your heart grows weary from the anxieties of daily life” yet, Christ calls us to “be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations ...

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Have Yourself an Intentional Little Christmas

We’re barreling head long into what should be a very holy and peace filled season. Instead however, most Christians go into hyper-drive, like everyone else, starting with Thanksgiving preparations, then we jump to black Friday deals (on Thanksgiving evening) and then blast right to and through Christmas ending up exhausted without ever thinking about or acknowledging the season of Advent. The Advent Season encompasses the four Sundays before Christmas and it starts this Sunday November 27th. It’s just around the ...

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Acton University

ActonUnivLogoI attended Acton University last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I decided to attend because of the mission of the Acton Institute which is “to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.”  Love the concept of getting back to basics which made our country prosperous.

The mission of my organization, Attollo,  “Advancing Justice and Peace Through ...

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Demands to privatize your faith – sit down and zip it.

In his homily Thursday Jan 29th , Pope Francis says ecclesial elites who form cliques and scorn others are privatizing the faith and not following the way of Jesus and that the privatization of salvation is the wrong path. He went on to say that there are three criteria or reasons we cannot privatize our faith and they are faith, hope and love. “Faith in Jesus who purifies us, hope that stirs us to look at His promises and go ...

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We are in the world – in the midst of this storm

“We are in the world now as Christs; in the midst of this storm. We are here to keep Christianity alive, to keep Christianity pure, intact, to ensure by our own lives in Christ that the gates of hell shall not prevail against Christendom. This cannot be done if there is the least compromise with love; if we do not try to cast out fear by loving acts, if we do not use the energy grief gives us in loving ...

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