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The Way We Are

A Catholic Convert in Ottawa

greatgrandparents Some of my great-grandparents were tall, and so I could dream, right?

I’ve always wished I were a little more graceful. I also used to wish I were six feet tall (not impossible, since I have some tall people in my family) and had brown hair and brown eyes (impossible, with my genes). I remember telling a brown-eyed brunette classmate that, and she admitted she wanted red hair like mine.

Sometimes we’re not satisfied with what we have. But as Sheryl Crow sang in “Soak Up the Sun,” “It’s not having what you want / It’s wanting what you’ve got.”

Our culture encourages us not only to want more, but also to want to be someone we’re not.

How often do we wish we were taller, athletic, artistic or musical? Sure, we can take lessons to try to develop or build on our skills, but some things will only ever be…

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Published on Feb 29, 2012

Meet the priest who made famous the phrase, “The Family That Prays Together, Stays Together.” Father Patrick Peyton believed that faith shared in the family was a powerful force for good in people’s lives and in the life of the Church and society.

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Update: Robert Spencer vs Dinesh D’Souza – Terrorism & Extremism.

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Pope Francis speech at the conclusion of the Synod

Pope Francis speech at the conclusion of the Synod.

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Published on Sep 12, 2012

Another part of a video series from Wordonfire.org. Father Barron will be commenting on subjects from modern day culture. For more visit http://www.wordonfire.org/

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Be Holy!

Read the whole story: Unbroken: Louis Zamperini Life Lessons | The Art of Manliness.

“When Louie was captured by the Japanese, and imprisoned on Kwajalein, he wondered why he wasn’t executed like the other Marines who had once shared his cell. As his internment progressed, he found out.

One day, he was taken from his prison camp to a radio station that broadcast Japanese propaganda programs. His hosts treated him kindly and showed him around the premises. There was a cafeteria with hot, heaping portions of American-style food, and clean hotel-style beds with sheets and pillows. Louie could stay here, the men told him, and never have to return to camp, never have to see the Bird again, if he would simply do a little broadcast for them. The message they wanted him to read wasn’t overtly traitorous, it just expressed his astonishment that the US government had declared…

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Published on Sep 26, 2014

http://www.catholic.com
Jimmy Akin answers a caller who asks if men should have a say in the abortion debate.

Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant. At age 20 he experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found it to support the Catholic faith. He entered the Church in 1992. His conversion story, “A Triumph and a Tragedy,” is published in the book Surprised By Truth.

Akin is Senior Apologist at Catholic Answers, a member on the Catholic Answers Speakers Bureau, a weekly guest on the global radio program, Catholic Answers LIVE, a contributing editor for Catholic Answers Magazine, and the author of numerous publications, including the books Mass Confusion, The Salvation Controversy, The Fathers Know Best, and Mass Revision.

His personal blog is http://www.jimmyakin.com.

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Published on Apr 10, 2013

Dr Kreeft on the subject of suffering & evil.

http://www.stgemmagalgani.com/2010/11…

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SAINT GERTRUDE THE GREAT – Promises from God.

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Published on Sep 23, 2014

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