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Jessica's Funeral LORD, IF YOU WILL (SUNDAYS AND SOLEMNITIES) - July 29, 2015 ... feast days. However, just recently, my family and I lost a close personal friend to the effects of a devastating addiction, the same addiction that took both her sister, Jill and her second husband, Jesse. She was also predeceased by her father, Edward, or as he was nicknamed: Peeps who died in his sleep of a massive heart attack. Therefore, I am sharing my funeral homily as a way to not just memorialize Jessica, but to share it with others, especially those ...http://lordifyouwill.blogspot.com/2015/07/jessicas-funeral.html

Of Hunger and Hallucinations – How the Stages of Starvation Describe the Decaying West COMMUNITY IN MISSION - July 27, 2015 ... is growing resistance to lawful authority, and a loss of respect for elders and for tradition. St. Paul describes well the general irritability of a culture that has suppressed the truth about God and is spiritually starving: They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy ( Romans 1:29-31 ). ...http://blog.adw.org/2015/07/of-hunger-and-hallucinations-how-the-stages-of-starvation-describe-the-decaying-west/

By-Grace-Of-God: One of the Things That Gets People Down The... QUAECUMQUE - July 24, 2015 ... of the things that gets people down the most when they are really trying to make spiritual progress is when they keep falling into the same sin over and over again. We're sorry. We think we're not going to do it again. Then we do. We're filled with guilt, regret and shame. It's easy to want to give up. We get frustrated and tell ourselves its not really a sin anyway or if it is it's not serious. Here are twelve things to remember if you if you keep falling ...http://qcq.tumblr.com/post/124893976112

Gain and Loss FR RAY BLAKE'S BLOG - July 23, 2015 http://marymagdalen.blogspot.com/2015/07/gain-and-loss.html

Struggling With Besetting Sins Καθολικός διάκονος - July 13, 2015 ... you most easily and most frequently fall." So, besetting sins probably arise from both nurture and nature. While all sins rob us of our freedom by causing us to live in a manner that is at odds with the end for which we are created and redeemed, besetting sins do so by enslaving us to patterns of destructive behavior, behavior we engage in without even thinking about it, like a reflex. After awhile we can't even begin to imagine how we might deal with these circumstances any differently. ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2015/07/struggling-with-besetting-sins.html

10 Ways Christians Can Transform Modern Culture AGGIE CATHOLIC BLOG - July 10, 2015 http://www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2015/07/10-ways-christians-can-transform-modern-culture/

An Open Letter to the Gay Community – From a Catholic AGGIE CATHOLIC BLOG - June 29, 2015 ... make a complete gift of ourselves to another person. Thus, it frees us to truly love. I am sorry that we haven't lived out our sexuality well either. All of us have sexual imperfections, because all of us are sinners. I have never met a man or woman who didn't have some issue with their sexuality. This comes in all forms – lust, pornography, body-image issues, fears, etc. On top of that, we haven't addressed the sexual issues with a boldness and gentleness that it deserves. Sex is a ...http://www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2015/06/an-open-letter-to-the-gay-community-from-a-catholic/

"Created for Greatness": The Emerging Catholic Men's Movement INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - May 8, 2015 ... Continue reading at ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/05/created-for-greatness-the-emerging-catholic-mens-movement.html

Litany for Venerable Matt Talbot  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - April 26, 2015 ... cravings for alcohol, pray for us. Venerable Matt Talbot, whose friends turned away from him in derision and mockery, pray for us. Venerable Matt Talbot, broken, desperate, humbled, pray for us. Venerable Matt Talbot, prostrate before the tabernacle, tortured for want of a drink, hearing only Jesus' response, 'I thirst', pray for us. Venerable Matt Talbot, restrained from receiving the Eucharist by Satan, pray for us. Venerable Matt Talbot, freed by Christ to receive Eucharist, pray for us. ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2015/04/litany-for-venerable-matt-talbot.html

Matt Talbot: An Example for Finishing Your Life Well  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - April 19, 2015 http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2015/04/matt-talbot-example-for-finishing-your.html

How to Win a War ADAM'S ALE - April 9, 2015 W hat is the best way to get over a chronic sin? A) Stop going to confession until you have it handled? B) Skip confessing the particular sin because it is an addiction? C) Confess it regularly over and over and over? I think intellectually Catholics would say "C" but in practice choose "A". It can be embarrassing and humbling to confess the same sin regularly. It dents our self-esteem. It bursts the bubble of our ...http://clevelandpriest.blogspot.com/2015/04/how-to-win-war.html