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017: The Bible and the Church Fathers

We all want to know where we come from. What are our biological roots? Who are we related to? People spend a lot of money every year tracing their family tree (hoping it forks!). As Christians, we should desire to know our family tree, too. Like in our natural families, […]

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The Easiest Way To Become Spiritually Perfect…Guaranteed!

So you want to become perfect. (Or at least you should.) But there’s one little problem. Except for Our Lady, not one of us was born into the perfect life. (Your mother-in-law might think her son is perfect, but…) Here’s the thing. Jesus says in Matthew 5:48 “be perfect even as […]

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Can You Be Too Hardcore A Catholic?

It wasn’t the first time I’ve been told I’d scare people. That tends to be the response when you start talking about hatchets. The first draft I turned in of my first book “Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic” opened with a story of St. Peter […]

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Why You Don’t Want To Go To Purgatory

We’ve all heard it before. The universal call to holiness means we’re supposed to get holy. Every one of us is called to sainthood. And really, what are the alternatives? Well, behind door number 1 is the eternal fire of hell. No thanks. Slightly less warm is behind door number […]

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