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The holiest time of year

The holiest time of year

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lent is a time of preparation to allow us to fully enter into the most important time of the year: the sacred triduum, from Holy Thursday until the Easter Vigil. It is meant to be a kind of three-day retreat for the whole Church where we meditate on the profound outpouring of love that comes through the mysteries of Christ.

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La época más santa del año

La época más santa del año

| March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Las celebraciones de Semana Santa son tan importantes que pasamos 40 días preparándonos para ellas con ayuno, oración y limosna. La Cuaresma es un tiempo de preparación para permitirnos entrar plenamente en la época más importante del año: el triduo sagrado, desde el Jueves Santo hasta la Vigilia Pascual. Está destinado a ser una especie de retiro de tres días para toda la Iglesia donde meditamos sobre el derramamiento profundo de amor que surge a través de los misterios de Cristo. Es donde nos permitimos vivir estos tres días nuevamente con Cristo para experimentar nuevamente la profundidad del amor contenido en cada uno de estos misterios.

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From readers – March 22, 2018

From readers – March 22, 2018

| March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unsustainable way of life

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Forgive me, Father: Confession offers path to healing, grace

Forgive me, Father: Confession offers path to healing, grace

| Susan Klemond | March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many Americans say they fear public speaking more than almost anything, but some Catholics also have anxiety about speaking privately with a priest about their sins in confession.

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The problem of pornography: Church recognizes harm, seeks solution

The problem of pornography: Church recognizes harm, seeks solution

| Bridget Ryder | March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pornography use has exploded in the decades since the advent of the internet. The harmful effects of new generation, widespread pornography are clear, and the local Church is responding.

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On freezing embryos and consciences

On freezing embryos and consciences

| Richard Doerflinger | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Days apart, clinics offering in vitro fertilization in Cleveland and San Francisco had malfunctions in their storage tanks, endangering thousands of frozen eggs and embryos.

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Breaking the curvature

Breaking the curvature

| Vincenzo Randazzo | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 10, I knew our keynote speaker, Msgr. Thomas Richter, would be good.

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A grace ovation

A grace ovation

| Liz Kelly | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a gift to my brother on the occasion of his ordination years ago, I told him that I would offer up all of my speaking engagements in thanksgiving for his vocation to the priesthood. This seemed an especially fitting and easy gift because I love speaking for groups, and talking about our faith always brings me great joy.

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Overcoming gun absolutism

Overcoming gun absolutism

| Jason Adkins | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, just after the Sandy Hook massacre, I wrote a highly criticized column on gun control.

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The biblical foundations of the Eucharist

The biblical foundations of the Eucharist

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesus instituted the Eucharist on Holy Thursday at the Last Supper, and the three Gospel accounts of the institution narrative, as well as St. Paul’s explanation of the tradition of the institution of the Eucharist, serve as the biblical basis for the sacrament of the Eucharist.

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Christ crucified: More than a Good Friday event

Christ crucified: More than a Good Friday event

| Father Robert Schwartz | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A man wanted to challenge his bright 8-year-old. He took a map of the world down from the wall and tore it into many pieces. He called his son into the kitchen and showed the boy the tattered map. He said, “My boy, if you can put this map back together so that the world is one once again, I will give you $20.”

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Pastors: Confession offers path to healing and grace

Pastors: Confession offers path to healing and grace

| Susan Klemond | March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Our sins only cause fear, confusion, division and harm,” said Father Mark Moriarty, pastor of St. Agnes in St. Paul. “God doesn’t want us to stay in that kind of terrible and harmful state. He is waiting and planning and nudging and encouraging us to receive his mercy.”

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