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You can do more than scroll through social media: #stopandpray

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In this hyper-connected world we are very disconnected from one another. Sometimes we scroll through our "news feeds" like we were perusing a catalog for something that gains our attention.  I invite you today to #stopandpray

Learning to appreciate the value of every life, however brief or fragile

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Every child, regardless of ability, teaches the intrinsic value and dignity of each human person from conception to natural death.

Called to step out of the dark

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It may be easier to sit in fear in the dark, but we are called to step out and "tell others about this life."

Why seek the living among the dead?

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The message of Easter is really simple, like my daughter’s faith and her beautiful drawing. Wherever you find yourself this Easter — locked up in fear, doubtful of new life because of old wounds, or just running back to those empty tombs — remember what the angel said: “Why seek the living among the dead? He is not here. He is risen!”

We never walk this way alone

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Personal suffering makes one relate to Mary's suffering as she grieved the death of her Son.

Things are not always as they seem

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People with visible and those with unseen disabilities, as well as those with no limitations at all exemplify that every life has meaning and purpose and the ability to bring hope.

In the horror on Ash Wednesday, a powerful symbol of hope

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I don’t know the story behind the woman marked with the sign of the cross, or the sobbing woman collapsed in her arms but I know the pain of grief and sorrow. And I know the sign on her forehead is our reason and the solution to have hope.

In the center of the most stressful life storm … remember to breathe

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Caring for the spirit is the real foundation of self-care: prayers of gratitude and surrender and remembering to breathe out the stress and breathe in the love of God.

Fast track to the edge of sanity: Life lessons in a home restoration

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While I couldn’t necessarily control the floods, the freezing temperature, the rodents and the raw sewage — or my laughter — I could control my response.

For the holidays, ‘home’ is where you make it so

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Whether in a hospital room, in borrowed lodging or at a friend's gravesite, being home for the holidays is being present to those we love. Column by Eileen Benthal.
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