Deacon Candidate Mike

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March 19, 2017    by Deacon Candidate Michael Houtchen John 4: 5-42   Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.  Jacob’s well was there.  Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon.  A…

St. Patrick’s Day

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Where it’s OK to eat corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day this Lent Denver, Colo., Mar 9, 2017 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If you’re an Irish Catholic (or any Catholic) living in the United States, you will need to check with your local diocese before indulging in corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s…

The Pope’s Retreat

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Pope Francis seeks silence, reflection on annual retreat Vatican City, Mar 3, 2017 / 09:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia leave Sunday to begin their annual five-day retreat on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius; since 2014, held at the Casa Divin Maestro retreat house. Casa Divin Maestro, nestled…

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Stingy Brain, Generous Brain What makes the difference between giving and holding back? It turns out generosity is a skill we can develop, and hard times play a big role. By Sharon Begley | July 7, 2016 Researchers often find that after several weeks of compassion meditation practice, people perform more acts of kindness and…

The Theology of Sleep

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I have sometimes jokingly told my friends in Opus Dei—the apostolate whose principal characteristic is the sanctification of work—that were I to found a religious movement, I would make its principal characteristic the sanctification of sleep. A poor joke, perhaps, but there is a serious element to it. Theology, being the highest form of knowledge,…