The Interior Life

Preparing for Mass

Preparing for Mass

Do you prepare for Mass?

We prepare for so many things—work, school, a birthday party, a vacation—so as to do or enjoy those things as best we can.

Likewise, we need to prepare to celebrate the sacrifice of the Mass. It is…

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Tarry in the Triduum

Tarry in the Triduum

When Holy Week arrives, there is a sense of anticipation. Palm Sunday begins a countdown to Easter for many people, a time when we can return to the things we gave up for Lent. But is this the right way to approach Holy Week? How do we make the most effective use of our time during the holiest week of the liturgical year?

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Greed: Worshipping Worldly Goods

Greed: Worshipping Worldly Goods

Greed is an excessive love of worldly goods that leads to an unrestricted desire to acquire material things. We tend to associate it with money, but it can also be manifested in a love of clothes, jewelry, frivolous gadgets, etc. Greed is often a subtle vice, one we easily excuse.

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Envy: Desiring the Destruction of Another

Envy: Desiring the Destruction of Another

Envy is a sin alive and well in our society. Its venom courses through social media and news programs, school and work environments, and even into our churches and homes. Despite this, I’ve heard little mention of this sin. What is it exactly? How does it differ from jealousy? And what makes it so dangerous?

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