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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Mary?

“What about Mary Worship?” Its a question frequently asked among my Protestant friends. I get it. I also used to believe  that Catholics worship Mary. I had read all sorts of sources that I trusted that “proved” that the Catholic views… Continue Reading →

The Home of Hope that Gave Beauty and Shelter

My family and the  Palacio family met on the eve of a new chapter in their life.  We are from different countries.  Our life circumstances were worlds apart. But, we came together to make a dream come true. They were homeless and we… Continue Reading →

What Happened When Adoration Came to The Most Dangerous City on Earth

From 2008 to 2012, Juarez Mexico was widely deemed the most dangerous place on Earth. –National Geographic In the space of 5 years, the murder rates declined  from 3,766 to only 256. “Jorge Gonzalez Nicholas, a prosecutor from Ciudad Juárez, said,… Continue Reading →

Is Unity Conformity? Diverse Spiritual Gifts; Only One Faith

A friend recently asked me to listen to a podcast on Christian Unity by Kris Vallorton that posed the question, “Does it matter that we hold contradictory truths? Isn’t the important thing that we all have one Spirit?” Vallorton asserted… Continue Reading →

Bridges and Walls: The Christian Response to Immigration and Refugees

      There’s a whole lot of cherry picking going on in regard to the issue of immigration and refugees. We are all guilty of confirmation bias.  We quote mine for scriptures that support our experience or our beliefs. We… Continue Reading →

We Stayed to be a Lighthouse in the Dark

When a new church was being constructed in the poorest part of town, Fr Dwight Longenecker wrote  that the poor would  see a new church rising. “We’ve got prostitution, gangs, drugs and crime. We’ve got broken homes, broken hearts and… Continue Reading →

That We May Be One

If Christians are all following  Christ, why we don’t we all agree about: How we are saved?  Who can be saved? Baptism?  Communion?  The Atonement? What the Word of God is? These are not “non-essentials” of the Christian faith. They are… Continue Reading →

Come On In, The Water’s Fine!

  The Tiber River runs through Rome and separates classical  Rome’s  Colosseum, Forum,  Parthenon, Circus Maximus and Imperial Palace on the east from St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square the Sistine Chapel  and Vatican City on the west. The geography to… Continue Reading →

Christians, Let’s Take Back Halloween and Own It

The question comes up every year. Should Christians celebrate Halloween?  Over the years, our family, like many of our friends,  has been thoughtful about how to approach the day  without glorifying evil. When I taught Speech, every autumn brought a new batch… Continue Reading →

Is Making the Sign of the Cross a Catholic Invention?

Paul said, “But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Gal 6:14). “The Sign of the Cross… Continue Reading →

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