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Find Him

By | 2017-03-28T18:49:01+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter Articles, Works of Mercy|

Early last year, I walked into one of the facilities for the sick and elderly that we visit, and saw a man I had never seen before sitting on a couch. The expression on his face was slightly pensive. As I approached him, he looked up and gave a sad smile. I noticed his sadness was [...]

Being Merciful to Ourselves

By | 2017-03-20T15:46:51+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Lent, Newsletter Articles|

  Is Beating Ourselves Up Helpful? At times, we can be very hard and harsh on ourselves. This can be particularly true for those of us who truly want to follow Jesus and to grow in holiness. There can be a tendency to judge our mistakes very severely, and to “beat ourselves up” for any little [...]

Compassion for the Sinner

By | 2016-11-16T17:47:05+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Categories: Newsletter Articles, Works of Mercy|

Forgiveness is one of the highest forms of love; one that all of us need, and yet which most of us find difficult to offer. We can often get stuck when it comes to forgiveness if our attention is on the sin rather than the sinner, and it is often necessary to first cultivate compassion in [...]

The Harmony of Justice and Mercy

By | 2016-11-16T17:47:05+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter Articles|

Often throughout the history of the Church many people have grappled with the interconnection between God's mercy and His justice. I'm not exempt here. I have noticed in myself and in others, that often one attribute can be overemphasized, producing a caricature of Who God truly is. If justice is the attribute that is overemphasized it [...]

The Union of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

By | 2016-11-16T17:47:05+00:00 June 4th, 2016|Categories: Newsletter Articles|

The union of the hearts of Jesus and Mary is a mystery of God’s great love for man. By “mystery” is meant something beyond our human capacity to fully understand. It’s not a puzzle to be solved, but a transcendent reality to be contemplated. Although a mystery is something we cannot fathom, it is nevertheless something [...]


By | 2016-11-16T17:47:05+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Lent, Newsletter Articles|

As a child growing up, my parents took my four siblings and I to Confession periodically—usually during Advent and Lent. Looking back, I see this as a positive thing. At the time however, I dreaded it! In fact, I remember one time getting physically ill (I literally threw up) at the thought of having to go [...]