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7 Saints to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

7 Saints to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

I confess: I’ve never been particularly successful at keeping New Year’s resolutions because I’m more successful at finding excuses to ignore them. In years past…

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4 Reasons to Make Praying the Examen Daily the Only Resolution You Make This Year

4 Reasons to Make Praying the Examen Daily the Only Resolution You Make This Year

The New Year is upon us, and with it, heaps of resolutions to become our best selves over the next 12 months. Everything we’ve always…

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You Don’t Know Jack … about New Year’s

You Don’t Know Jack … about New Year’s

Fr. Jack takes on tourists in Times Square to ask people what new year’s resolutions are going to be this year, what feast the Catholic Church celebrates on January 1, and if anyone knows about the biggest resolution ever made in all of human history.

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12 Questions to Ask Yourself in the New Year

12 Questions to Ask Yourself in the New Year

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? At this time of year, it seems everyone is planning to transform their life by establishing new habits,…

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Why a Martyr’s Feast Follows Christmas

Why a Martyr’s Feast Follows Christmas

This may not be a controversial statement, but I love Christmas. I love Christmas trees, Christmas carols, Christmas cards, and cheesy Christmas movies on cable.…

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Why Do We Go to Midnight Mass on Christmas?

Why Do We Go to Midnight Mass on Christmas?

Keeping vigil has always been a spiritual practice in Catholicism. This is what we are essentially doing by attending any "Vigil" mass, we wait in joyful hope for the coming of the Savior.

There is also a Biblical reference here that can be included. The Shepherds in Luke's infancy narratives in his Gospel were keeping watch over their sheep on the nightly vigil. In a sense, we are the same shepherds today and we are entrusted to keep watch over one another.

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Celebrating with Joy: The Ways We Connect with the Meaning of Christmas

Celebrating with Joy: The Ways We Connect with the Meaning of Christmas

Between Advent and all of the preparations for Christmas, December becomes one of the busiest months of the year, especially for a parish staff. Some…

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A Walk to Remember — Through Bethlehem

A Walk to Remember — Through Bethlehem

Advent is a wonderful time of preparation and anticipation for us, but sometimes, I wonder. How did Jesus feel about becoming human and entering our…

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Why Does Mary Visit Her Cousin Elizabeth?

Why Does Mary Visit Her Cousin Elizabeth?

Q:  Why does Mary visit her cousin Elizabeth? It doesn’t make sense to me for a pregnant woman to take such a long journey. Any…

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Can’t Force the Feeling: How Letting Go of Expectations Helped Me Enjoy Christmas

Can’t Force the Feeling: How Letting Go of Expectations Helped Me Enjoy Christmas

It hits me at odd times throughout the year, in small, fleeing sparks: that feeling of perfect warmth and wonder that embodies Christmastime. Perhaps it’s…

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