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The Virtue of Rest

By Father Woods This article appeared last year, but is being repeated because we need this annual reminder in order to keep life in perspective. Summer is supposed to conjure up images of rest, relaxation and vacation. The problem is ...

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Going to Heaven

By Father Woods There is a rumor out there that everyone goes to Heaven when they die. Now immediately there is a lot of finger pointing about who is admitted to Heaven. Arguments about the meaning of being “born again”, ...

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St. Thomas More: the King’s good servant but God’s first

By Father Woods Many Catholics struggle to reconcile their faith with patriotism. It is consoling to know that this is nothing new for citizens of the United States or other nations. When civil conventions or laws run contrary to the ...

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Everyone is supposed to be Holy

Session One: Universal Call to Holiness – the Church tells us that we are all supposed to be holy. Do you see yourself as a holy person? Do others believe that you are holy? Is being holy different that just ...

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What is the Holy Eucharist?

By Father Woods The mode of Christ’s presence under the Eucharistic species is unique. It raises the Eucharist above all the sacraments as “the perfection of the spiritual life and the end to which all the sacraments tend.” In the ...

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God

From Father Woods Surveys about the beliefs people hold are fascinating.  Some people are specifically Jewish, Christian or Muslim.  Other people profess that they believe in “God”; many others say they believe in some Supreme Being, Other, or Life Force. ...

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Renew the face of the earth!

By Father Woods It is an article of faith that every person who is baptized receives the Holy Spirit at the instant the water is poured. It is also an article of faith that the fullness of the Holy Spirit ...

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Did He leave them all alone?

By Father Woods The experience of being alone can be one of the most frightening of all human experiences. Everyone needs time to be by themselves. The ability to be alone with oneself is a gift and asset. Being alone ...

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Graduation from the Faith?

By Father Woods This is the season for graduations. Every segment of education, from Kindergarten to post-graduate university programs, has some sort of matriculation ceremony. Diplomas certify the proficiency of each graduate and the completion of a particular course of ...

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Living Easter

By Father Woods As we make our way through the Easter Season, we might ask ourselves how we can really live the new life Jesus invites us into through His Resurrection.  The Easter mystery should light a fire under us ...

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