Easter Inspiration # 21
John the Beloved

To be aware of God’s love is quite the gift, and we might even say, that this awareness is the beginning of every saintly life. And while all the saints have known this, few of them have written about it as beautifully as St. John the Evangelist. Guided by the Holy Spirit, John would write: […]

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Easter Inspiration # 20
Peter

The Church is built on forgiveness; it must be, because it was built on Peter. And Peter, as all collective memory agrees, was a man who embodied our need for it. The three denials of Christ stand out in our minds as the most offensive and exemplary, and the quo vadis story that has been […]

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Easter Inspiration # 19
Mary Magdalene

There are few hearts so open, so revealed to us in Holy Scripture, like the heart of Mary Magdalene. In the brief passages that bring her into focus, we see her as a person who begins at a distance from Christ, only to slowly, imperceptibly even, be in a position to cling to Jesus. And […]

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Easter Inspiration # 17
It’s Real

Looking back on the last century, with all of the accomplishments in biblical, archaeological and linguistic scholarship that have bolstered the Catholic position, it might be difficult to see why there has been such a decrease in faithfulness. But this ignores the fact that knowledge and faith have never had an equal sign between them. […]

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Easter Inspiration # 16
My Resurrected Friend

The Church of this millennium will not thrive because we know our Catechism. The Church of this millennium will not endure because we fight against the moral collapse of our nation with more vigor and courage. The Church of this millennium will only explode with Faith and passion and zeal if we befriend Jesus, and […]

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Easter Inspiration # 15
Two Reasons to Believe in Relics

It is easy to see why many are disturbed by the idea of relics. As it is presented to them, the Church invented such things to gain wealth off of the pious and ignorant. The Biblically illiterate are especially vulnerable we are told, because they, just like the days before the protestant reformation, are easily […]

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Easter Inspiration # 13
The Sign of Jonah

The story of Jonah and the whale is one of the most beloved of children’s stories, but in my opinion, for all of the wrong reasons. As we look back on salvation history we should see the story of Jonah as a bright light, a clue pointing forward to the days of Jesus. When we […]

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Easter Inspiration # 13
The Sign of Jonah

The story of Jonah and the whale is one of the most beloved of children’s stories, but in my opinion, for all of the wrong reasons. As we look back on salvation history we should see the story of Jonah as a bright light, a clue pointing forward to the days of Jesus. When we […]

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