Articles by: Fr. George Smiga

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The Anger That Is Good

The Anger That Is Good

Constructive anger is healthy. It helps us identify what is wrong, and it motivates us to work against it.

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Signs of the Kingdom

Signs of the Kingdom

Signs make other people take notice. They set us apart and validate the power and the truth of the message. Words are not enough!

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Punctuating the Resurrection

Punctuating the Resurrection

“Jesus has been raised” How would you punctuate that sentence? Choose carefully. It could change your life.

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Mothers Who Affirm Life

Mothers Who Affirm Life

Mothers give life, but real mothers give more than physical life. They impart to their children the awareness of their own value and worth.

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Choosing a Life of Crime

Choosing a Life of Crime

Christ does not direct us to do one thing or another just to make our lives difficult. The teachings of Jesus are given to us for our own good.

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The Difference Between Sheep and Cows

The Difference Between Sheep and Cows

One way to understand the biblical image of the shepherd and the sheep is to appreciate the difference between sheep and cows.

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The Power of the Eucharist

The Power of the Eucharist

Receiving the Eucharist in faith can change our past, present, and future.

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Pruning the Dead Away

Pruning the Dead Away

Cutting off what is dead is not cruelty, but an act of a loving God. If we want life, we must let God take what is dead and prune it away.

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Extra Luggage

Extra Luggage

Jesus sends us out on a mission of love and service. But he wants us to travel light. What kind of useless burdens do you insist on bringing with you?

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Good News, Bad News, and Faith

Good News, Bad News, and Faith

A 2,000-year-old Taoist story can offer a particular perspective on Jesus’ Transfiguration.

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Cutting Off What Kills

Cutting Off What Kills

Sometimes the things that most endanger us appear normal and acceptable. The greatest threats may seem a part of our very selves.

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All the Saints

All the Saints

There are saints all around us. They come in all ages, genders, and occupations. They make good things happen in our world.