Archive for June, 2012

Annual feast day honors the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

Annual feast day honors the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

| Father Michael Van sloan | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

This weekend is the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, previously called Corpus Christi.

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Pilgrimage sites in Galilee region visit Jesus’ early days

Pilgrimage sites in Galilee region visit Jesus’ early days

| Father Michael Van Sloan | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Galilee is not only the name of a lake; it is also the name of a region in northern Israel. It is the area where Jesus grew up as a youngster, where he “advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man” (Luke 2:52), and where he began his public ministry.

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Body of Christ goes beyond close-knit relationships

Body of Christ goes beyond close-knit relationships

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

In my young adult years, it was such a joy to attend Mass with a group of friends who all participated in the same Bible study.

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Seminarian experiences, up close, China’s pressure on church

Seminarian experiences, up close, China’s pressure on church

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

My eager naiveté for my first real missionary experience in this land of blatant religious persecution conjured up images of the struggles and subsequent successes of St. Francis Xavier, Matteo Ricci, and other great missionaries to the East. Like them, we would face opposition by both the culture and the government.

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Higher Ground housing sparks hope for homeless men

Higher Ground housing sparks hope for homeless men

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

If there were ever a perfect time to use the phrase “Let there be light,” it would have been at the dedication ceremony June 7 for Higher Ground, Cath­o­lic Charities’ new $18 million center for home­less men.

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Advice on the New Evangelization and seminaries

Advice on the New Evangelization and seminaries

| Father Robert Barron | June 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

When he mentioned the New Evangelization for the first time, in a speech in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince in 1983, John Paul II said that one of the principle marks of the method would be “new ardor.”

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