“Christian, remember your dignity,” Pope St. Leo the Great wrote, contemplating that God emptied himself of His divine attributes to become truly man like us – yet remaining truly God, a Divine Person.  Did Jesus lower Himself to become like us, or did He elevate us to become like Him?   St. Leo saw it…

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Today is my birthday. My family will remember the event with congratulatory remarks. The world, however, will focus on my mother. In fact, I have two mothers. My biological mother would remember the joy of my birth, the birth of her first born son. My spiritual mother remembers my adoption into her family, when I…

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By Mr Jerry DeMelo, Jr OP I grew up in Brazil, a Latin country where soccer was akin to a religion. Soccer is in my blood, and my childhood occurred at a time of unparalleled joy for Brazilians. Brazil’s first love was bearing fruit as the World Cup trophy was then lifted two times. It…

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