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Dying Catholic

Many Catholics don’t have any experience with the rites and customs relating to death and burial until a loved one dies. The round of visits to the funeral home, cemetery, and Rectory at such an emotional time can leave your ...

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A reflection on November

November is a dynamic month with powerful images that can (and should) inspire and challenge us to deeper faith and more intimate communion with God. All around us the leaves are changing and beginning to fall. A few chilly days ...

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The Faithful Departed

The annual commemoration of All Souls Day naturally turns our attention to the Church’s teaching concerning those who have died. Rooted firmly in our understanding of the Death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus, Catholic doctrine concerning death and what ...

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Trick or Treat

Walking through a department store this time of year it’s difficult not to have one’s mind taken back to the childhood experience of Halloween night. Children have different reactions to the experience of dressing in costume and going door-to-door soliciting ...

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Growing Older

By Father Woods Holy Mother Church does a great job of accompanying all her children throughout the entirety of life. The Church shows and teaches us how to be good disciples of Jesus Christ who live His Gospel from Baptism ...

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We must be precise.

By Father Woods Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear some discussion of homosexuality. While the many dimensions of same-sex attraction are too numerous to tackle here, Catholics are asking themselves what their attitudes and beliefs ought to ...

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The Rosary

From Father Woods We are not that far removed from an era when families gathered together every evening for the recitation of the Rosary. Yes, believe it or not, at a time before the mass media of television, computers and ...

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Angels

On the 29th of September each year the Church celebrates the liturgical feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. On the 2nd of October, we celebrate the Guardian Angels. Angels are purely spiritual beings – they have no bodies, ...

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The Problem with the Mass

By Father Woods Catholic speaker Matthew Kelly gives a humorous presentation on all the problems people point out about the Mass. Humorous, but accurate. We’ve all heard every one of them. The Mass is too long or too short. The ...

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Prayers that we may know and do God’s Will

By Father Woods “My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the ...

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