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‘Small Mercies’ found in life’s little moments

‘Small Mercies’ found in life’s little moments

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Small Mercies: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life” is an easy reading collection of anecdotes from which Nancy Jo Sullivan has reached back and harvested the God moments.

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‘Catholic Briefcase’ gives workers tools to integrate faith into work

‘Catholic Briefcase’ gives workers tools to integrate faith into work

| Tom Bengtson for The Catholic Spirit | April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The Catholic Briefcase: Tools for integrating faith and work” is a short guide for professionals who want to live their faith 24/7.

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Here’s a refresher on church’s symbols

Here’s a refresher on church’s symbols

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

We walk into church and the first thing we do is reach our fingers into holy water. Why?

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‘Grace Notes’ is a laugh-out-loud collection of hope

‘Grace Notes’ is a laugh-out-loud collection of hope

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Grace Notes by Brian Doyle. Acta Publications. (Chicago, 2011). 148 pp. $14.95.Grace Notes by Brian Doyle. Acta Publications. (Chicago, 2011). 148 pp. $14.95.

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Bout with unemployment offers inspiration

Bout with unemployment offers inspiration

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

What was Timothy Mullner going to do without his vice-president’s title, a staff to direct and an expense account?

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Account of shrine’s beginnings also tells of U.S. church’s rise

Account of shrine’s beginnings also tells of U.S. church’s rise

| Hugh McNichol | August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

In “America’s Church,” Thomas Tweed, a professor of religious studies at the University of Texas in Austin, gives us a long overdue historical overview of the crucial components of American Catholicism that led to the establishment of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

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Larson’s ‘In the Garden of Beasts’ sheds new light on Nazi Germany

Larson’s ‘In the Garden of Beasts’ sheds new light on Nazi Germany

| July 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

Are you a World War II junkie? Love history and politics? Here’s a great read for you.

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Richfield pastor brings East and West together with new prayer book

Richfield pastor brings East and West together with new prayer book

| April 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

Adding gifts from the Christian East like mystery, contemplation and wisdom to one’s prayer life can bring a new richness and balance to those used to the Western church’s focus on understanding, action and knowledge.

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Wisdom to share

Wisdom to share

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sacrifice.
Integrity.
Respect.
Friendship.
Happiness.

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