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How to Sanctify Your Driving

How to Sanctify Your Driving

Driving is one of the most common human activities. A lot of us spend a great deal of time behind the wheel. During this time, we confront a number of dangers and temptations as well as opportunities to grow in virtue.

Given all this, it’s worthwhile to consider how we might sanctify this activity.

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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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Let Your Thoughts Turn on the Praise of God

Let Your Thoughts Turn on the Praise of God

When I recently began praying the Divine Office, something significant leapt out to me. In prayer, it is easy to focus on ourselves. We ask for favors, thank God for things He’s done, and beg His pardon for our sins. How much time, though, do we devote to praising Him?

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Sloth: A Shrinking from Love

Sloth: A Shrinking from Love

Sloth can be a difficult sin to identify.  The other capital sins are “active” sins: we consciously choose to do something evil.  Sloth is a sin of omission: we fail to do something good.  It is easy to dismiss because we’re not actively doing any harm—or so we think.

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Memento Mori: Month of the Holy Souls

Memento Mori: Month of the Holy Souls

Are you ready for your death?  So many things in the world attract us and take our attention away from the fact that we were made for eternity.  Beginning with Halloween at the end of October and all throughout November, the Church remembers in her prayers in a special way all those who have died.

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