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Examine Your Conscience With The Pilgrim

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Comments (0)


Kevin J.N. Hughes

 

One aspect of Christianity that makes a lot of people uncomfortable is the Christian instistance on the examination of the conscience, especially for the purpose of confession. This practice is so uncomfortable that it is one of the aspects of Christianity most commonly cited...

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Do You Enjoy Hurting People

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Comments (1)

 

   Kevin Hughes 10/19/2021

 

          

On October 23, 2012 a video game was released called Hotline Miami. On the face of it, the game is nothing special, just another gorey, violent, fighting/shooting game in third person. However, there was something different about it. From the start, pl...

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Why We Fight

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Comments (0)

Kevin J. N. Hughes 10/14/2021

 

From 1942-1945 the United States Department of Defense released a series of shorts about the war-effort called Why We Fight. The purpose of these was to boost the morale of the American People regarding the Second World War. Interestingly, in 2005 a documentary wa...

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The Vulnerability of Love

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Comments (0)
The Vulnerability of Love

Love makes us vulnerable. That statement may not be something many of us want to hear, but it is the truth, and we see that everywhere, in music, in movies, in everything. However, what may be the most shocking truth is that love makes God vulnerable too. Now, before you get angry and throw your tomato at me, just hear me out.

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Saint John of Climacus

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Comments (0)
Saint John of Climacus

Kevin J.N Hughes

            One of the goals I have had for a long time has been to go through St. John of Climacus. I believe that his works contain deep insights, however they are often lost on people, myself included, because of the nature of the work. So, something I thought that I could do in...

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Tales from a Catholic Store - The Saint in My Laundry Room

Friday, July 21, 2017 Comments (1)

As the mother of four, the one chore in our home that never seems to be done is the laundry. My laundry room always has clothes to be cleaned and I started calling it my office because I spend so much time in that room. I used to get very frustrated, especially when they were younger, at the amount ...

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Tales from a Catholic Store: It's A Day For Fathers

Thursday, June 15, 2017 Comments (0)

There is a customer that comes in often and I have known for some time because he also attends my parish. And for quite a while I called him by the wrong name. I thought his name was the same as my dad’s, so that is what I called him. And then one day he corrected me. You see, this customer reminds ...

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Saints Honored in May 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017 Comments (0)

St. Joseph the Worker and Holy Family

May sees us from the third week of Easter through the beginning of the seventh week of Easter, and during that time, we honor a number of Saints and, of course, Our Lady of Fatima.

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Tales from a Catholic Store - It's Always God's Time

Friday, March 24, 2017 Comments (0)

The calendar is showing that it’s springtime now, but here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest it feels like the winter that won’t end. We’ve had more snow and rain than usual and the sun is only making an occasional appearance. And even as I write, we can hear the rain pounding on the roof of the bo...

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Tales from a Catholic Store - Bring on the New Year

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Comments (315)

Like every New Year, it’s an opportunity. It’s a marking of time, a year older and hopefully wiser. And we pray that it is a year to become ever closer to our Lord God. Our bookstore is dedicated to Our Lady, Queen of Peace and each day we ask for her prayers to our Lord to bless the store and for a...

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