Passionately Catholic: Cry to Heaven

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It’s hard to believe that most of us are confined to our homes and have limited access to commerce and recreation. Want a night out with your significant other. Sorry. No can-do. Want to spend time enjoying family and friends at a park. Sorry, social distancing in place. Want to watch baseball, basketball or other sports in person or on television? Sorry, closed for the season.

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Passionately Catholic: Fear Is in the Air

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Are you in a state of fear due to the coronavirus outbreak? Just a simple trip to the grocery store can strike fear into your otherwise calm spirit. People wearing face masks and gloves, empty shelves that are normally fully stocked, and people standing six feet apart at the checkout are unsettling images.

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Passionately Catholic: Take Care of Your Soul

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Did you know that you were made up of not only your body, but your soul as well? Each of us is a unique creation by God with a body and a soul. Let’s explore this for just a moment. We know we have a body because we can see it. But what about our soul? Even though we can’t see, feel, or touch it, we intuitively know that our thoughts and our feelings go beyond our bodies.

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Passionately Catholic: The Choice Is Yours

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We make choices every day, whether or not to press the snooze button in the morning is but one of the choices we make each day. Most choices like pressing the snooze button seem inconsequential, but if pressing the snooze button makes you late for work and potentially threatens your job and your livelihood, the snooze button option becomes a bad choice.

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Passionately Catholic: Give Others Some Time

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Have you had the opportunity to travel by air lately? If you have, you may have noticed the body language of our time. It’s called, please don’t engage me in being pleasant language. Don’t make me look at you while I’m sitting, standing, or walking to my connecting flight. There’s no need to make eye contact to smile or to exchange a mere hello. We have so many more important things to do, like playing mind numbing computer games, watching YouTube animal videos, or reading the hundreds of important emails we get every second of every minute of our day.

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Passionately Catholic: Embrace Life

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There are new terms that have recently entered our daily vocabulary. One of these rather annoying terms is social distancing. Who would have imagined that there would be six foot markers on the floors of commercial retail and even religious establishments, indicating our limitations to access one another.

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Passionately Catholic: Commandment

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We’ve all heard about the 10 commandments. So let’s talk about those pesky little often inconvenient truths, and let’s face it. We don’t like anyone telling us what we can, especially what we cannot do. Not even God. So do these commandments still apply to us today? You betcha. God knew everything when he gave them to us.

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Passionately Catholic: Work Has Great Dignity

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We hear from many of the people running for public office, the promise of free stuff, free healthcare for all, free education for all. Free cell phones, free food, and the list goes on and on. Many of us have bought into the idea that we deserve free stuff. But have we really thought about what the Lord has said about this?

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Passionately Catholic: The Gift of Family

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One of the most underrated career choices is motherhood.

Being a mother is more than a career, it’s a vocation. It’s actually a calling from God, the author of life. In today’s modern world, motherhood, fatherhood, and family life are often seen as optional choices to be made at the sole discretion of a woman or a man.

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