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Confessional Not a Dry Cleaner Nor a Beating Session...

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I love this homily given by the Holy Father from this morning's Mass. How beautiful and how needed. There is no sin too big for God to forgive.

More Live Action Undercover Video From Washington DC

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Lord, have mercy. Here is the second installment of undercover video taken at an abortion clinic that performs late term abortions. Notice how the doctor fully acknowledges that it is indeed a baby that he is killing.

This is hard to watch but the message MUST get out. Send out the video and www.liveaction.org website link.

Let us implore God, on this feast of St. Catherine of Siena, that we may courageously stand against this genocide of our children. Let us implore and beg for His mercy and graces of conversion for our country.

Today's Homily from Pope Francis

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This is a beautiful homily to the young people who were confirmed today at St. Peter's Square.
The Pope's words are full of hope and wisdom. It's awesome.
Here is the text:


(Vatican Radio)
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Dear Confirmands,I would like to offer three short and simple thoughts for your reflection.
1. In the second reading, we listened to the beautiful vision of Saint John: new heavens and a new earth, and then the Holy City coming down from God. All is new, changed into good, beauty and truth; there are no more tears or mourning… This is the work of the Holy Spirit: he brings us the new things of God. He comes to us and makes all things new; he changes us. The Spirit changes us! And Saint John’s vision reminds us that all of us are journeying towards the heavenly Jerusalem, the ultimate newness which awaits us and all reality, the happy day when we will see the Lord’s face – that marvelous face, the most beautiful face of the Lord Jesus - and be with him for ev…

Gosnell Is Only The Beginning...

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For those of you who are informed about abortionist Kermit Gosnell's trial, you probably know that the sorrowful revelation of all the children he has killed is only a tip of the iceberg.

Below is brand new under-cover video from LiveAction--the pro-life group started by Lila Rose. Here is startling footage of what really happens during later term abortions. Listen as the assistants describe the process of how they kill children and then the web of lies they spin.

Also, here is a link from LiveAction on President Obama's glowing speech to Planned Parenthood. This is a huge issue, folks. Abortion isn't just one of many issues- it is THE issue. We, as a nation, condone and promote the killing of innocent children. How we can pretend this has no consequences? The dignity and sanctity of life in all it's stages is THE foundational issue for the human race. What will become of us?

May God have mercy on us all. Let us all join in prayers for mercy for the people who work i…

Francis Chan Rocks This Talk

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If you have some time, check out this honest and powerful talk by non-denominational pastor, Francis Chan. This talk was given at the Passion 2013 Conference which sold out Falcon Stadium in Atlanta. Yup. Christian conference. Sells out an NFL arena. Mostly young adults in the crowd. People are hungry and they want to be fed. God bless all those who hunger and thirst.


The NFL Draft and the Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

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I love sports, I really do. But today made me think on a little deeper level. I was at a restaurant this afternoon and featured on the flatscreen tv was ESPN with the hosts of SportsCenter discussing the upcoming NFL draft.

As they showed clips of potential draft picks and debated their "stock" in the draft, it made me think
about many millions of dollars are poured into this game in the relentless pursuit of perfection. Every year is "bigger, faster, stronger." New training techniques are created, new technology leads to better play review and each athlete is honed for greatness on the field and hopefully a winning season for the team.

It's not enough to be "good enough" or "relatively great" but one must be THE BEST, THE GREATEST and every coach wants to develop a sure path to victory and drop any old methods that no longer work. The work is endless and relentless, all for something that quickly passes away and into faded film archives, …

I Wish I Liked Running...

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This video actually makes me wish that I liked running. I don't......but, really, I wish I did!

After All (Holy)

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I love this simple and heartfelt song by David Crowder.

Tim Hawkins on "Football and Husbands"

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In case you need a laugh (it made my stomach hurt!)

Thank You, Redding

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Thank you to the wonderful people who hosted me for this weekend's Pan de Vida Youth Retreat in Redding, CA.

You are all so kind, faithful, and dedicated and you inspire me greatly!

Praying for you all!

You Are More Beautiful Than You Think

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My friend Heather sent me this new video clip from Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty. It really makes you think about how you see yourself. Certainly brought tears to my eyes...

Not In My House!

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this commercial makes me laugh! Now, if only we could do this with the sin in our life..... :)