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What Are We Waiting For? by Mark Danis

By Mark Danis, Integrated Catholic Life – We should each make one firm decision right now, even before we finish reading this reflection. Let us all agree that we are going to make this the single best Advent of our entire lives… Go ahead, just say it to yourself. “I am absolutely committed to making this the best Advent of my life.”

Critical Race Trove From California District Tells Students How To Use Witchcraft On People Who Say ‘All Lives Matter’

By Spencer Lindquist, The Federalist – While documenting my former high school’s attempt to indoctrinate me with critical race theory six years ago, I remarked that now, several years later, “the situation has undoubtedly worsened.” Worsened it has. Now, Campbell Union High School District has promoted more than 100 “equity resources” to students and staff, including a document that taught students how to put a curse on those who say “all lives matter.”

Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas: Hope, the Future, and Advent

By Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas, The Catholic Thing – Advent is a season concerned with developing particular attitudes more than prescribing certain actions. One difficulty of modern man is not that he does wrong things (although he does) as much as that he thinks wrong thoughts. Correct thinking leads to correct behavior. In theological language: Orthodoxy brings about orthopraxis.

St. Ambrose’s Secret to Winning People Over With Your Words, by Philip Kosloski

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia – If you want to win someone over with your words, go to the source of all words, Jesus Christ… Sometimes it may seem that our words do nothing. We try to talk with someone on Facebook, or in real life, and the person we are conversing with does not appear to be listening… It can be a frustrating experience, one where we can easily lose our temper and start hurling insults.

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: God Carries Us in His Bosom 

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 18:12-14 – What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.

Saint of the Day for December 7: St. Ambrose

Franciscan Media – One of Ambrose’s biographers observed that at the Last Judgment, people would still be divided between those who admired Ambrose and those who heartily disliked him. He emerges as the man of action who cut a furrow through the lives of his contemporaries. Even royal personages were numbered among those who were to suffer crushing divine punishments for standing in Ambrose’s way.

Is It True That the Book of Revelation Indicts Big Pharma? by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – Speaking of the fall of “Babylon the Great” in the 18th chapter of the Book of Revelation, verse 23 states that “all nations were deceived by your sorcery,” but the Greek word for “sorcery” here is pharmakia. Was it possible, a caller asked me on Friday, that this was speaking of the large pharmaceutical companies? My answer was absolutely, categorically not. Allow me to explain. …

Fr. Paul John Kalchik: The Visitation, A Mystery for Advent

By Fr. Paul John Kalchik, Church Militant – The mystery harkens back to Luke 1:39–45, in which the pregnant Blessed Mother visits her pregnant, much-older cousin, Elizabeth. Scripture describes it as follows: During those days, Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit …

‘Capitol Punishment’ Is the January 6 Film You Must See, by Julie Kelly

By Julie Kelly, American Greatness – Pre-dawn FBI raids were conducted by dozens of armed agents transported in tactical vehicles to terrorize January 6 protesters and their neighbors. Citizens were ratted on by their friends and colleagues. Families were bankrupted and traumatized by the Biden regime’s ongoing crusade to punish hundreds of Americans who protested his unlawful election.

Praising the Masculine Virtues of St. Joseph as His Jubilee Draws to a Close, by Joseph Pronechen

By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News – The Year of St. Joseph comes to a close on Dec. 8, and these last 12 months have prompted people to grow closer to the head of the Holy Family and patron of the universal Church. The new and increasing devotion has especially had a profound effect on men… “The Year of St. Joseph caused me to read and study and learn more about St. Joseph. It made me realize St. Joseph is our spiritual father,” Robert Tunmire …