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On the Greatness of God and Our Limited Vision by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “On the Greatness of God and Our Limited Vision by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint As long as I am the center of my tiny world, it is not hard to imagine God being very interested in everything I do. … Continue reading

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Does God Get Angry? by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Does God Get Angry? by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint When we talk about God, we often project onto God many of our emotions, our problems, and our ways of doing things. The fancy word we use is that … Continue reading

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Clean New Notebooks by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Clean New Notebooks by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint It is getting around that time of year with school beginning again. A few years back, there was a very funny commercial on TV for Staples. It started with kids bemoaning … Continue reading

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A Faith Community by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “A Faith Community by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the most difficult things to decipher in talking with prospective new parishioners is where a person or couple or family is in their faith journey. Sure, they may all … Continue reading

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Jesus — Stranger to Self-Hatred by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Jesus — Stranger to Self-Hatred by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint The double commandment of love, meaning ‘Love God with all you have and love your neighbor as yourself,’ seems simple and easy to do. Nothing could be further … Continue reading

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Monastic Musings by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Monastic Musings by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint I am writing this essay from Holy Cross Monastery in Berryville, Virginia. This is a Trappist Monastery that follows the Rule of St. Benedict in a very strict way. I drove … Continue reading

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Correction and Loving by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Correction and Loving by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint One of the most difficult forms of loving is the often-necessary practice of admonishment. This is, admittedly, a difficult and unfamiliar word; but it often comes up in spiritual literature … Continue reading

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A Unified Moral Universe by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “A Unified Moral Universe by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint It is not surprising to anyone if I point out that there are conservatives in government as well as liberals. This right/left paradigm is old hat. It is not … Continue reading

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Visions of the Kingdom of God – Part II: Freedom and Sin by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Visions of the Kingdom of God – Part II: Freedom and Sin by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint In my last essay, we saw that if everything in the moral order was fulfilled according to God’s will, we would … Continue reading

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Visions of the Kingdom of God – Part I by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “Visions of the Kingdom of God – Part I by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint The rise of populism around the world is a sharp rebuke to the exponents of the liberal project. Left to ourselves and supposedly free … Continue reading

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