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  • Divine encouragement and inspiration

    Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines the word “encourage” as “to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope.” The word “inspire” has a similar definition: “To influence, move, or guide the intellect or emotions” but includes “by divine or supernatural action or power.”
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  • Christianity and noonday fatigue

    There’s a popular notion which suggests that it can be helpful to compare every century of Christianity’s existence to one year of life.
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  • Consecration provides needed grace

    I’m so glad that Richard Morasci (Letters, June 8) reminded us of the consecration of the archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – even if he did sound rather dismissive.
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  • Trump correct on climate deal

    President Trump was correct protecting the U.S. taxpayer from a poorly written and internationally unsupported accord.
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  • Our Lady still awaits our response to Fatima

    The fact that Archbishop Cordileone consecrated the archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary when the pope had already consecrated the world to her should not be a problem.
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  • Loss of confidence, not of faith

    One must agree with Father Rolheiser (“When does faith disappear,” June 8) that rejecting a set of theological propositions does not equal losing faith.
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  • Parents’ influence on children

    Little Sister of the Poor Sister Constance Veit’s well-articulated article (“The greatest mission for parents,” June 8) should act as a guide. It showed you cannot have priests, nuns and become better persons, if Christian life is not strong in a nation.
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  • California legislative dreaming

    California has had a full-time legislature since 1966, only one of three states that boasts a full-time, lucratively paid and nicely staffed governing body.
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  • Way beyond the new atheist nonsense

    Given the intellectual flimsiness of their work, it’s best to look for cultural causes to explain the “new atheists” popularity. And surely one factor here is the now-canonical notion in Western high culture that biblical religion is incompatible with modern natural science: An idea rooted in the notion that the “scientific method” is the only way to get at the truth. (William Shakespeare, call your office.)
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  • Some fear is salutary

    A woman wrote to me recently: “Father I was wondering if you could offer me some suggestions? I am trying to trust in our Lord, but I tend to be anxious, sometimes to the point of having anxiety attacks. I want to trust God, but I get so frightened.”
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  • Can I donate my body to science?

    Some people may wish to “donate their body to science” after they die. Such a gift of themselves can be objectively good and praiseworthy provided that their body would contribute to meaningful research or study, and that it would not be used in a disrespectful or otherwise inappropriate manner.
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  • Corporal works of mercy

    It is all well and good to consecrate the archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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  • Burl Toler and USF football

    Burl Toler is certainly worthy of being honored by any institution with which he was ever affiliated.
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  • When does faith disappear?

    When Friedrich Nietzsche declared that “God is dead” he added a question: What kind of a sponge does it take to wipe away a whole horizon?
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  • The greatest mission for parents

    Last month we watched Pope Francis travel to Fatima for the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions to the three shepherd children, Lucia dos Santos and Jacinta and Francisco Marto. Much has been said and written about Fatima this year.
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  • Self-help is a choice

    One of the most important things you can do to improve your mental health, and strengthen your spiritual life is to find a way to fill your mind with uplifting thoughts because the thoughts you wallow in today, will always filter down into your feelings tomorrow.
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  • ‘Let your yes mean yes’: Honesty with God and others

    Rachel Gardner has a bad habit: She says yes when she ought to say no.
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  • ‘Come along in our company, receive us as your own’

    The Gospel passage from John suggests that being saved means we actively believe in God as proof that we are not condemned: “Whoever does not believe has already been condemned.”
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  • Coming full circle: Storybooks to spirituality

    My first love was literature, novels and poetry. As a child, I loved storybooks, mysteries and adventures. In grade school, I was made to memorize poetry and loved the exercise. High school introduced me to more serious literature, Shakespeare, Kipling, Keats, Wordsworth, Browning.
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  • Pentecost and you

    We celebrate the birthday of the church on Pentecost Sunday 50 days after Easter. The Holy Spirit came upon the apostles, and transformed them from the frightened men they had become after the crucifixion, into the courageous apostles of Jesus Christ, who fearlessly faced martyrdom.
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