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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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The Cross of Loneliness

There are more people living on our planet now than have ever lived in human history at one time. In the United States there are over 300 million inhabitants. With so many people crammed ever more crowdedly into limited spaces ...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

It was a world where “yes, sir” and “yes, ma’am” punctuated every conversation. It wasn’t overly formal or standoffish, but there was definitely the feeling that you went out of your way to talk to other people – family members ...

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Hail Holy Queen enthroned above

By Father Woods This week we celebrate the great solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Church rejoices that the Mother of God, conceived without original sin and having given birth to the Son of God, was ...

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Transfiguration

By Father Woods The people who do advertising know that most people want to be transfigured. From fashion to fitness and everything in between, billions of dollars are spent each year on products and programs that will make us into ...

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Christmas in July

It is very popular at seaside or other resort vacation areas to find shops that sell only Christmas items. While we’re used to such stores, it’s still strange to see customers clad in shorts, tank tops, and flip-flops shopping for ...

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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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