Peace in a Dark World

One of my favorite memories of elementary school took place at the grand finale of a Christmas program. The lights in the auditorium turned off as each student turned on a flashlight.  (Mine came right from my dad’s tool drawer—one of those thick yellow handled ones, labeled with my name on a piece of masking …

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Hope from the Holy Spirit

" . . . hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." ~ Romans 5:5 We make the monthly schedule for Everyday Ediths at the beginning of the year, but the Holy Spirit must be at work in our choice …

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The Double-Edged Sword of Hope: Exploring the Role of Hope in Our Lives

Section 2090 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church writes, When God reveals Himself and calls him, man cannot fully respond to the divine love by his own powers. He must hope that God will give him the capacity to love Him in return and to act in conformity with the commandments of charity. Hope …

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