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Is envy a big deal?

Is envy a big deal?

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Q. I’ve been told that I have a streak of envy in me, but I don’t even know what that means. Besides, there are so many worse sins than envy, so why should I even care?

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A contagious faith

A contagious faith

| Father Jim Livingston | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel reading for Feb. 11, a leper came to Jesus. In biblical times, a scab, pustule, blotch or sore on the skin could be a symptom of leprosy, and reason enough to isolate its carrier from society to prevent contagion.

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Hooray for Catholic schools

Hooray for Catholic schools

| Father Michael Van Sloun | January 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

National Catholic Schools Week is upon us. The week of festivities — Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 — is a time to feature one of the most important ministries of the Church and our parishes, and to toot our own horn about the excellent quality of education that our Catholic schools provide.

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The typology of Christ

The typology of Christ

| Father Jan Michael Joncas | January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Deuteronomy reading (Dt 18:15-20) and the Gospel selection (Mk 1:21-28) for Jan. 28 give us the opportunity to employ one of the most ancient forms of biblical interpretation: typology.

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What does it mean for me to share my faith?

What does it mean for me to share my faith?

| Father Michael Schmitz | January 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

I wrote last month to someone who had asked about how to best direct a friend to a good parish that will connect him with people who will help him come to know God and be able to better follow Christ.

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The ultimate home for Jesus, and us

The ultimate home for Jesus, and us

| Father John Paul Erickson | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Where are you?”

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The symbols of baptism

The symbols of baptism

| Father Michael Van Sloun | December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Water. Water is the primary symbol of baptism. John the Baptist used water (Mt 3:11; Mk 1:8a; Jn 1:33; 3:23), as did Jesus (Jn 3:22). Jesus is living water (Jn 4:10), and when Jesus died, the water that flowed from his pierced side serves as a wellspring of his life and grace (Jn 19:34).

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Mary, the perfect model

Mary, the perfect model

| Jacqui Skemp | December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our first Christmas as a married couple, my husband and I stood side by side at the vigil Mass, both fully aware of the child growing within me.

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When sharing the faith, don’t just rely on the ‘three Ps’

When sharing the faith, don’t just rely on the ‘three Ps’

| Father Michael Schmitz | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have a co-worker with whom I get along very well who has taken a deeper interest in Catholicism. How do I best direct him to a parish that will make him feel welcome and engage him in a personal way?

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Are you prepared?

Are you prepared?

| Deacon Michael Nevin | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we draw ever closer to the great celebration of Christmas, many of us are busy preparing for the festivities that accompany such a great season of joy. The stores have been filled with holiday displays for months, front yards are resplendent with lights and decorations, and life is busy buying gifts for our loved ones.

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

| Father Michael Van Sloun | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

With a pregnancy, the birth of a child and the celebration of the sacrament of baptism, a name must be chosen for the child. A name is a person’s title or identifier for life. This is a not a decision that should be taken lightly. The selection of the name is primarily the duty of the parents, and only secondarily the duty of the sponsor or the pastor.

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Long live Christ the King

Long live Christ the King

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | November 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Mixed in with the politics of the Mexican revolution of some 10 years earlier, the decades of Church persecution were finally coming to a head.

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