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God’s Not Mean so Hell’s Not Possible

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God’s Not Mean So Hell’s Not Possible   I had a conversation recently with a good and intelligent person who began by saying he didn’t believe in hell or the devil. The upshot of it was this: that God is good and forgiving and would never condemn anyone to unending suffering. He just wouldn’t do that. That would be mean and God can’t be mean. What he expressed,... Read More

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The Martyrs Realized What They Taught

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Eucharistic Adoration: A Window to Heaven

There is no monitor or video screen at eucharistic adoration, no figures or colors shifting across the screen. We simply sit and look at a round piece of bread encircled by light. That bread is the Body of Christ, the consecrated Host, before... Read More

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The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness

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Aridity and Contemplation

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Aridity and Dryness in Prayer Series

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God’s Not Mean so Hell’s Not Possible

God’s Not Mean So Hell’s Not Possible   I had a conversation recently with a good and intelligent person who began by saying he didn’t believe in hell... Read More

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Discernment of Spirits Overview and Lectio Divina Guide

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Dan Burke At Home with Jim and Joy Pinto

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Should I Focus on Jesus and Disengage from the World?

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Discernment of Spirits Overview and Lectio Divina Guide

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Climbing the Mountain

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Parenting with Humility

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  Life of Christ (Week 12 of 27) “It is a not a mark of greatness always... Read More

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