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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Run to Wisdom

Easter Sunday’s gospel reading was an interesting one. All three characters in John’s account, of the morning of the resurrection, were running. Mary of Magdala ran to Peter when she discovered Christ’s tomb was empty. Then John and Peter ran to the tomb after Mary of Magdala explained what she saw there. Yes, yes, John we know you out ran Peter! (John 20:4, John 20:6 and John 20:8)

One of the things we get from this account is that even though ...

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There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

Today’s first reading is thought to be written by Solomon around 2,300 years ago. He wouldn’t be surprised that, other than high tech tools and toys, humanity hasn’t changed one bit. It’s true that there really isn’t anything new under the sun.

Eccl 1:2-11

Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth,
vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!
What profit has man from all the labor
which he toils at under the sun?
One generation passes and another comes,
but the world forever stays.
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Find joy in your life in 90 seconds

Timers out? Ready, set, GO!

We naturally desire the good things in life. God made these gifts for us to enjoy. However our desire for these gifts such as sex, food, wine, a house on the hill, a fast car gradually pull us away from the creator of those gifts. The gifts / objects in our life and not God are what ultimately define us as human beings.

St. Augustine wrote a number of amazing things. One of them was that humans ...

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(Lack of) Catechesis Got Your Tongue?

Blazing HeartHere’s a Latin pearl of wisdom: Nemo dat quod non habet or translated “No one gives what he doesn’t have.”
If I am a lukewarm Catholic, I can’t raise a saint. Without continual catechesis I won’t have the ardor, the fire, the passion, needed to transmit the faith to others in my family, at work or community.

“As leaders, we need ...

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