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Ritual and Routines Are Key to Prayer

“Rejoice always.  Pray without ceasing.  In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Easier said than done, as anyone who has tried it knows.  It is certainly vital … Continue reading

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What is Sin?

There are a lot of definitions of sin, some of them awfully convoluted.  But today’s second reading in the Divine Office‘s Office of Readings says it best, in a reading written by St. Basil the Great: “This is the definition … Continue reading

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Running the Marathon Toward Sainthood

Today is All Saints Day, a day when the Catholic Church honors all saints — those who are known and those who are unknown. Just days before All Saints Day, here in the nation’s capital, some 30,000 people take part … Continue reading

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