Objectivizing Adam and Eve’s Fruit

Objectivizing Adam and Eve’s Fruit

Objectivizing Adam and Eve’s Fruit At the pinnacle of creation, God created our first parents: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle,...

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Battling for Life: It’s Only Just Begun

Battling for Life: It’s Only Just Begun

The recent Supreme Court act to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision is the answer to years of prayer and hard work. While the recent Supreme Court action still allows for abortion, it is just not a right protected by the Constitution. Now it will be up to each...

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End of the Year of the Family

Today ends the Year of the Family that began on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2021. As a parish, St. Mary of the Angels started the year of the Family earlier, in July 2020. So it has been two years of special focus on the family. Strong Catholic Parents— Strong...

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Happy Father’s Day! Happy Corpus Christi!

Happy Father’s Day! Happy Corpus Christi!

Jesus Christ became man to reveal to us God the Father, so we will love God as a father, as our true Father, who loves us just as we are, with our smallness and weakness. Even on Corpus Christi, Jesus reveals the paternal love of the Father, as he taught us in his...

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Setting S.M.A.R.T. Milestones and GoalS

Small children usually need punishments and rewards to help them acquire virtue and self-control. Adults take ownership of their lives, shaping themselves by the repetition of good acts and avoiding the near occasions of unhealthy and sinful behavior. To acquire...

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Motivating Digital Virtue

The addictive nature of screens, computer games, and social media means that sometimes “the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak” (Mark 14:38), that is, sometimes we know and desire virtuous behavior but our flesh gets the better of us and we compulsively...

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Digital Calming

Computer games and other apps on the phone, tablet, or computer tend to trigger the release of chemicals (dopamine, adrenaline, norepinephrine) in the brain. This drives addiction, finding ways to reduce and control the release of those chemicals can be key to acquire...

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What is Internet Virtue and Internet Use Disorder(Vice)?

Virtues are habits we develop through repeated action, mastering our impulses in ways that make it easier to develop good relationships and to seek and maintain the common good. Vice is disorder, a lack of self-mastery that damages and destroys social life and...

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Our Survey Results

Last month we asked you all to take our 2 Minute Survey, telling us whether you would recommend our parish and our school to your friends and family. 509 people took the survey.  Our consultant, the Institute for School and Parish Development (ISPD), reviewed our...

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Mother’s Day

Mothers’ Day is always so special. As children we have fond memories of making mom happy. First was to see how happy see was when dad did something special for mom, perhaps making her breakfast in bed—treating her like a queen—and then getting us kids ready for Mass...

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