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The Problem with Guilt and Shame

Awareness of our own sin can lead to guilt and shame. Instead, Christ calls us to a life of hope and joy in repentance.
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Stop Saying it's Okay: A Lesson in Forgiveness

As St. Dionysios showed us, forgiveness does not have to come with the reassurance of saying “it’s okay.” Forgiveness is enough in itself.
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Ripe for Revival

Sometimes our parishes don’t seem as collectively on fire for Christ as we could be. Here’s what we personally can do to change that.
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Addiction, Sin, & Bad Habits Part 3: Making Amends and the Christian Life

The remaining steps call us to make amends to others, to continue to work on our relationships with others and with God, and to share our story with others.
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Addiction, Sin, & Bad Habits Part 2: Making Lists and Letting Go

We have a tendency to hold on to fears and resentments from our past. These next four steps help us to list them out, share them with another person, and then trust in God to take them from us.
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Addiction, Sin, & Bad Habits: What We Can All Learn From the 12 Steps

Not everyone is an addict, but everyone does struggle in some way with sin and bad habits. Here is Part 1 in a series on what everyone can learn from the 12 Steps of recovery from addiction.
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Three Common Misconceptions about Confession

Many wonder if repentance alone is enough and if it’s really necessary to go to Confession. Here are some reasons why Confession matters.
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When Simba Came Home - Sunday of the Prodigal Son

We all have wandered from the love of God. This Sunday Christ calls us to return home, to come back to ourselves and to the Father.
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Seeing the Man in the Mirror Clearly - Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

As we stand at the cusp of Great Lent, we may be tempted to think our journey is about becoming righteous, but perhaps it is more about seeing ourselves clearly.
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Down With the Sickness - Twelfth Sunday of Luke

How often do we think that the Lord is only interested in us if we are "well?" Might it be possible that He, the Physician of our Souls, is actually drawn toward the sick?
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The Lion, The Witch, and the Wedding Feast - Fourteenth Sunday of Matthew

This Sunday, God, our gracious host, invites us to sit at His Table in His Kingdom, but He reminds us that there is a dress code.
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This Little Light of Mine - Seventh Sunday of Matthew

As forgiven sinners, we may be tempted to take it easy on the good works, but Christ also calls us to share the Light He so freely gives.
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So Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want - Sunday of St Mary of Egypt

As Great Lent begins drawing to a close, the Sunday of St Mary of Egypt brings together what we've learned so.
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