Author Archives: Daily Catechist

Why Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Still Matters

  Today the nation celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader, minister, and American activist.  While many children are excited they get the day off school, and a fair number of workers have the day off … Continue reading

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The 20 Second Solution – How to Improve Any Relationship in 20 Seconds a Day

My husband and I have been married for 28 years, and through that time we’ve had been our share of ups and downs.  Regardless of what anyone tells you, no relationship is perfect, no relationship is without moments when one … Continue reading

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Phil Robertson Doesn’t Need My Support

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Phil Robertson doesn’t need my support.  This is a man who knows who he is in this world, and the next.  He knows who he is in Christ Jesus, and he doesn’t need me or any one of the millions … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the start of the new Church year. Today is New Year’s Day, and is our big chance for a do-over if there is something in our faith life that needs adjusting. It is … Continue reading

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Freedom

As we celebrate Independence Day in the United States, I thought it was a good time to think about freedom in general, and to some extent, that precious gift from God, Free Will. Lately there has been a lot of … Continue reading

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Does the Devil Know Your Name?

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The Devil has been coming after me lately. It seems like everywhere I turn, there he is, waiting to strike and send me three steps backward for every one step I take forward. You probably know what I mean. Have … Continue reading

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Are You a Bully Christian?

One of the biggest mistakes we as Christians can make is thinking that somehow we’re more righteous, more holy, more special in the eyes of God than someone else.  Don’t get me wrong, I know how special you are.  I … Continue reading

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Giving in to Temptation

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Two days into Lent and I’ve already given in to Temptation. I made two commitments this holy season – to post every weekday of Lent and to give up red meat. I chose these commitments because as much as I … Continue reading

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Assumption: God Had Other Plans

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  I would be remiss if I let this week’s Holy Day go by without even mentioning it.  Particularly since Our Lady has been such a trusted friend to me in recent months.  On Wednesday, August 15th, we celebrated the … Continue reading

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It’s Not Your CCD Class Anymore

When I was a kid, Saturday mornings weren’t about sleeping in, or watching cartoons, or playing sports.  Saturday mornings meant getting up early, putting on school clothes, and going to CCD.  CCD, which stands for Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, by … Continue reading

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