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8 Simple (But Not Easy) Steps to Happiness

. . .the reason the beatitudes will make us happy is because they will make us more like Christ.  Being unified with God through Jesus is the ultimate happiness human beings could possibly hope for.  The beatitudes describe what kind of person we should be by describing what kind of person Jesus Christ is.  Pope Benedict calls the beatitudes, “a sort of veiled interior biography of Jesus, a kind of portrait of his figure”. . .

by Luke Heintschel,

of Catholic East Texas

Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast
Making Pedophilia Respectable – Rod Dreher, The American Conservative
Praying the Breviary from Electronic Devices ≥ Traditional Books? – Msgr. Charles Pope
Quæritur: Can We Cook with or Drink Holy Water? – Fr. Z’s Blog
Avoiding Another Roman Fiasco in February – George Weigel, The Catholic World Report
Talking to Kids about Tough Topics, with Grace & Confidence – Leslie Fain, The CWR
The Rise & Rise of Wicca – Massimo Introvigne, Mercatornet
New Art from Daniel Mitsui, Great Gift Idea – Fr. Z’s Blog
Median Age for Leaving the Church is 13 – California Catholic Daily
Why God Can Tell You What Will Happen, but Your Astrological Sign Cannot – The CWR
CRISPR Technology Poses Hopes — & Threats – E. Christian Brugger, NC Register
‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’, Winter Fashion Tips – Meghan Ashley Styling (Catholic Fashion)
Catholic Entrepreneurship Strives to Follow Church Teaching on Business – NC Register
A Grand Betrayal of Chinese Catholics – Catherine Lafferty, First Things
Communist China Unleashes New Round of Religious Persecution – Jiang Tao, Bitter Winter
Music & the Education of the Christian Soul – L. Joseph Hebert, Crisis Magazine
The Laws of Love – Randall B. Smith Ph.D., The Catholic Thing
Our Striving for Holiness in Advent – Fr. Nnamdi Moneme O.M.V., Catholic Exchange
Advent, Penance, & the Renewal of Charity in Social Media – Justin McClain, NC Register
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