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By Fr. Paul John Kalchik, Church Militant, January 3, 2023

Giving up is not an option

The new year is underway, and the skyrocketing cost of just about everything leaves many fretting by day or kept awake at night struggling with doubts and worries.

What can we do to allay such fearful questions like “What will be the next shoe to drop? My furnace is ancient; will it last another winter? My savings are now nonexistent; what will happen if I get sick and can’t work?”

When there’s a night when these sorts of questions assail me, I find it’s best just to get out of bed and say a Rosary. At least the time spent offering up prayers is productive — compared to just tossing and turning through the night! …

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