The Reality of Marriage: The Lifelong Union of One Man and One Woman

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Marriage is a unique reality. There is no possibility of redefining it, shaping it in a new and essentially different way, or altering its nature, since marriage is authored by God and woven into the fabric of human life. The reality of marriage is the permanent union of one man and one woman, whose love, joined together as husband and wife, is ordered toward the good of the spouses, and the procreation and education of children. Husband and wife, by the fruits of their love, build families, transform cultures and society, and contribute positively to a truly human way of living.
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A Question For The Christmas Season: Do You Want To Become A Saint?

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In an instant, God can deeply change the way see things, transform our understanding, impart an entirely new outlook. When God takes possession of the soul, it knows it has found something great, something worth dying for, although this possession at the same time remains shrouded in mystery Continue reading

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Seeking Happiness This Christmas? Seek Jesus Christ: The Son of God Who Became Man

The Son of God became man, born of the Virgin Mary as a humble child, in order to offer you the opportunity to experience true fulfillment, peace and happiness everlasting. Continue reading

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Advent and the Search for God: The Importance of Effort

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The crucial importance of effort is often overlooked or ignored in the search for God. However, the search for Divine Love “demands of man every effort of intellect, a sound will, ‘an upright heart’, as well as the witness of others who teach him to seek God” (CCC, 30). Effort is, then, to be applied in a fourfold way that includes mind, will, heart and witness and example of wise counsel.
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The Parable of the Rich Man: The Importance of Becoming Rich in What Matters To God

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What leads to permanent and lasting happiness? As Jesus points out, becoming “rich in what matters to God” is the key. When we place God first, and love our neighbor as another self, we soon begin to experience a perceptible, lasting happiness that is not of this world. It is “other-worldly” because it does not originate from our interior, from creatures or material possessions, but from God himself, whose bountiful love fills us with true and lasting peace, joy and happiness.
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God Offers Himself as Healing for the Restless and Thirsty Human Heart

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God heals the restless and thirsty human heart, not as a skillful physician who patches up damaged tissue, but as the Divine Lover whose gift of himself communicates his own divine life to us, which is itself restorative, recreative, and wondrous beyond words.
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To Find Peace and Happiness Is To Seek, Find, Embrace and Fall In Love With The Truth

The experience of the peace and happiness of “God that surpasses all understanding” (Phil 4:7), attained in freedom and loving obedience, is inseparable from love for the Truth, for Jesus Christ is the “way and the truth and the life” (Jn 14:6), whose gift of himself to humanity opens the way to the Father and the everlasting kingdom of God.
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The Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: Archangels and Powerful Spiritual Allies Sent by Love and for Love

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We are reminded on this Feast Day of the wonderful gift of the Archangels, including our guardian angles, whose unfailing assistance is directed toward one end: serving God’s loving plan of salvation. Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is the Key to Understanding the Meaning of Human Freedom

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Jesus is for us a model of holiness (CCC, 459). In and through and with Christ, we begin to understand the real meaning of authentic human freedom, as well as how it is properly exercised. Through faith in Christ and belief in the teaching of his Church, true freedom is unveiled as we begin to see and live by the light of God.
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St. Augustine of Hippo: Defender of Truth

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St. Augustine’s life provides us with an example of the sublime fruits of grace which Christ bestows upon those who fall in love with the Divine Teacher of Truth. In doing so, Augustine was drawn to the Catholic Church, the holy dwelling place in which the fullness of truth subsists through the ages. Continue reading

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