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Our Daily Bread for February 17, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, February 18, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 

Side by Side

In my family scrapbook is a picture of my daughter at age 4 working next to me, using a toy hammer to repair the siding on the house. Side by side we worked that day; she imitated my every action, absolutely convinced that she too was fixing the house. Rarely have I enjoyed a chore more. In the picture, it’s obvious that she’s enjoying it too.

That photo reminds me that our children mimic most of what they see in us—words and deeds. They also form their imag...

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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for November 11, 2011

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, November 12, 2011, In : Daily Meditations 


"For if they so far succeeded in knowledge that they could speculate about the world, how did they not more quickly find its Lord?" –Wisdom 13:9

Many people are nature-lovers. They are impressed by the "might and energy" (Wis 13:4), "the greatness and the beauty of created things" (Wis 13:5), such as "fire, or wind, or the swift air, or the circuit of the stars, or the mighty water, or the luminaries of heaven" (Wis 13:2).

Nature-lovers will either become idol wors...

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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for November 8, 2011

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, In : Daily Meditations 


"By the envy of the devil, death entered the world, and they who are in his possession experience it." –Wisdom 2:24

Pope John Paul II called© our Western, secularized culture "the culture of death." Married couples refuse to conceive children; we abort babies; we withdraw food from terminally ill patients so that they will die; masses commit suicide through alcohol and other drugs; we entertain ourselves by watching people kill each other on TV. We are a cul...

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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for November 7, 2011

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, November 7, 2011, In : Daily Meditations 


"He manifests Himself to those who do not disbelieve Him." –Wisdom 1:2

As I read the above passage, I felt goose bumps form on my body. Today Almighty God manifested Himself to me in His eucharistic presence (see Wis 1:2). I rejoiced to receive Him in Holy Communion at Mass. Jesus, Wisdom Incarnate (1 Cor 1:30), bounded out of heaven (Wis 18:15; Jn 6:33) to fill me with the Food of Wisdom.

People spend years obtaining knowledge through education and tr...

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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for November 2, 2011

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : Daily Meditations 


"Those who trust in Him shall understand truth." –Wisdom 3:9

It is a holy and pious thought to pray for the dead (2 Mc 12:44-45). Because those in heaven or in hell don't benefit from our prayers, this implies that not everyone immediately goes to heaven or hell after they die. Therefore, when we pray for the dead, we must be praying for people in some other place, usually called purgatory (Catechism, 1031). It is a place of purging and purification...

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Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Catholic Bible Study 

The secular humanism of our day is undermining the Christian faith. In the last century before Christ, many Jewish people were also losing their faith because of the influence of secular humanism. The writer of Wisdom answers the secularists' objections against Judaism and Biblical revelation. Secularists are hung up on death and tragedy. Wisdom shows how these things are not contradictory to the idea of a loving God. God created a world of justice and harmony, but Satan, by using o...

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