When God Wants an Answer: Homily for Friday of the Second Week of Easter

God has a special right over us, his children: it is the right to our response to his love, in spite of our failings. This inescapable truth puts us under an obligation which we cannot shirk. But it also gives us complete confidence: we are instruments in the hands of God, instruments that he relies […]

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Short Guide for Confession

The basic requirement for a good Confession is to have the intention of returning to God like the “prodigal son” and to acknowledge our sins with true sorrow before his representative, the priest.  “To those who have been far away from the sacrament of Reconciliation and forgiving love I make this appeal: come back to […]

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The Spiritual Works of Mercy in the Digital World

For the 50th World Communications Day, Pope Francis issued a message titled Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter. He explains that: “The digital world is a public square, a meeting-place where we can either encourage or demean one another, engage in a meaningful discussion or unfair attacks… It is not technology which determines whether or […]

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Attitude of Gratitude: St. Josemaria Escriva’s Recipe for Sanctity

By Martin Mazloom The theme of thanksgiving is inextricably woven into St. Josemaría’s life and books. In his collection of spiritual meditations The Way, he emphasizes the Christian’s duty to constantly thank Our Father: “Make it a habit to raise your heart to God, in acts of thanksgiving, many times a day. Because He gives […]

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