God’s innermost secret revealed

Sunday was the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. At the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity here in New Ulm, Fr. Matthew Wiering gave a moving homily which inspired my thoughts for today’s posts. Thank you, Fr. Wiering! The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: “God’s very being is love. By sending his only Son …

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How many good works must we do?

In the thinking of St. Therese, what does it take to be a saint? Therese grew up in a culture influenced by Jansenism. Jansenism was a heresy from the seventeenth century that over-emphasized the role of grace in man’s salvation. It had a long-lasting effect on  the Church in France. In the late nineteenth century, …

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