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I *LOVE* Catholic guilt. Here’s why.

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Remember how I shared a quote on guilt a week or so ago from my Lenten reading? Well, here’s the full column it inspired from me… * Why I’m Glad for My Catholic Guilt Every time I hear someone complain about “Catholic guilt,” I want...
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On not allowing guilt to fester

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This struck me from my morning reading of Jesus of Nazareth, and I thought I’d share it here. The point is this: guilt must not be allowed to fester in the silence of the soul, poisoning it from within. It needs to be confessed. Through confession,...
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May Lent Inspire the Fire Within

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Ash Wednesday always has an effect on me. It’s not just my struggle with fasting, but also my struggle with authority. I wanna do it my way. I wanna just go along, be happy and comfortable and unencumbered. The thing is, being comfortable and unencumbered usually aren’t...
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Believing Nothing Is Impossible

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A Mary Moment Monday post I take a lot of comfort from this insight from the pope: Mary truly believed that ‘nothing is impossible to God’ and, strong in this confidence she let herself be guided by the Holy Spirit in daily obedience to his...
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The Last Saturday of March Daybook

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Outside my window: It’s looking like it’s going to be a gray day, but I’m okay with that. Around the house: The girls are up and watching some early morning TV curled under blankets. My boys are sleeping. The washer’s at work across the room and...
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Snowy Saturday Daybook

Outside my window: Snow! On the ground! Around the house: There’s a pile of people–Daddy and girls–on my couch, watching a movie. The boy is dragging a stool around the kitchen counters, seeing what fun he can find. What I’ve been writing: I’ve been treading...
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