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“The truth is, Father, I can pray better in my tree stand than in a church.” People say this and then they look at me like I’m going to get offended. My best prayer all year was the five days I spent kayaking around Isle Royale. We had no cell service; we could just barely get the weather radio channels. …

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This Is Why Catholics Genuflect at Mass | #954

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Ordinary 34 (Christ the King) Everything was created by God. But the Enemy tricked us into refusing to serve God. Jesus comes to set us free from sin and death. When we genuflect at Mass, we are saying: I put my life at the service of the true King.

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You often hear me talking about a personal relationship with God. By personal, I don’t mean “private.” I’m not encouraging everyone to have their own “personal” Jesus. I am referring rather to a relationship between persons. You are a person, and the One God is three Persons, and so your relationship with God is a relationship between persons. Now Pope …

The Fire of Judgement Day: Purifying or Terrifying? | #953

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Ordinary 33 – God’s fire is already burning in our lives. Avoid the cross and you build up fuel for a terrifying judgement. Embrace the cross and His fires will heal and purify you. Every day is judgement day. Stick close to Jesus and you will be fine.

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Don’t Trample the Image of God | #952

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Ordinary 32 – Do you believe in the Resurrection? This belief gave the Jews courage in persecution. It strengthened Christians in Rome and Japan. It changed Fr. John Tourangeau’s life. Belief in the resurrection helps us serve God faithfully today.

No One Walks Alone On the Pilgrimage to Eternal Life | #950

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All Souls – We live in a beautiful world created by our Heavenly Father. Though sin has made it a wilderness of death, Jesus comes to suffer and die for us. We walk with each other and Jesus walks with us. Take his hand and he will lead you home!