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A Fresh Start

by Diane M. Houdek on Dec 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Advent is far more than just preparation for Christmas. It has beauty and inspiration in its...

Let the Lord Enter Your Life

by Diane M. Houdek on Dec 3, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Pope Francis has proven to be a trusted guide in dealing with the stress of the Christmas season...

Advent Is Construction Season

by Diane M. Houdek on Dec 2, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The call of Advent is clear. From both the prophet Isaiah and John the Baptist, we hear, “Make...

Light the First Candle

by Diane M. Houdek on Dec 1, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Advent begins quietly, with the lighting of the first candle on the Advent wreath. As the days...

Seeing with New Eyes

by Diane M. Houdek on Apr 27, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Peter, James, John and the other disciples are going back to their fishing boats. We get the...

God Shows Up When We Least Expect

by Diane M. Houdek on Apr 26, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The story of Emmaus carries a depth of feeling that resonates with us because we’ve all...

Carry the Light of the Risen One

by Diane M. Houdek on Apr 24, 2019 5:00:00 AM

One of Pope Francis’s favorite distinctions is the difference between joy and mere happiness....

Christ Our Hope Has Risen

by Diane M. Houdek on Apr 23, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Sometimes our faith moves us outward with great joy and fervent hope. But sometimes we need to...

Resurrection Song

by Diane M. Houdek on Apr 21, 2019 5:00:00 AM

At the heart of the story on Easter Sunday is the empty tomb. Somewhere in the darkness of the...

As I Have Done, So You Must Do

by Diane M. Houdek on Apr 18, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Perhaps no action by Pope Francis has generated as much astonishment  as his washing the feet of...