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How often do priests go to confession? Sign of cross when passing a church?

How often do priests go to confession? Sign of cross when passing a church?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have often heard priests encouraging Catholics to go to confession more regularly, and I’m wondering how often priests themselves go to confession. Is there a rule on this? And if there is no rule, what is the general practice?

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Overcome spiritual blindness: See the world through the eyes of God

Overcome spiritual blindness: See the world through the eyes of God

| Deacon Joseph Kavuma | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Midway into the Lenten season, on this fourth Sunday we encounter Jesus healing the blind man.

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Rediscover: a prayer routine

Rediscover: a prayer routine

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

How do we cultivate good prayer habits?
Making time for God will give your life purpose, peace
‘Prayer Process’ helps form regular conversations with God
My prayer routine

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Annulment criteria: Did a sacramental marriage exist?

Annulment criteria: Did a sacramental marriage exist?

| Father Michael Schmitz | March 13, 2014 | 3 Comments

What’s the concept of an annulment? It seems like it is just a term for “Catholic divorce.”

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When we suffer with Jesus, we grow in union with him

When we suffer with Jesus, we grow in union with him

| Deacon Paul Shovelain | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been somewhere, and you didn’t want to leave? That is how St. Peter felt at the Transfiguration, which we hear in this Sunday’s Gospel.

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Rediscover: Lent

Rediscover: Lent

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Making prayer an integral part of the Lenten season
– Local author hopes novel will help readers see Passion of Christ with ‘fresh eyes’
– Cor Jesu: Coming together to celebrate the heart of Jesus
– During Lent, form life-giving habits
– Standing in the gap

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Dating after a divorce? Capitalize deity pronouns?

Dating after a divorce? Capitalize deity pronouns?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. A few years ago, I fell away from the practice of my Catholic faith. During that time, I ended up marrying a man who was very abusive verbally and mentally. I divorced him recently, but not without waiting and praying for a change in behavior that would save the marriage.

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What Olympians can teach us about the pursuit of greatness and glory

What Olympians can teach us about the pursuit of greatness and glory

| Deacon Marc Paveglio | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just recently, the winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, concluded, and the victors went home with their medals. I’m always riveted by the level of power, agility and endurance these athletes display on the ice and snow. I’m even more impressed, however, by their stories. Many of them discovered their talents at an early age and then committed their entire lives to the perfection of their physical and mental abilities. They trained every day, they sought the best coaches, and they sacrificed myriads of other opportunities, interests and pleasures for the pursuit of one single goal — Olympic glory.

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Jesus teaches us how to overcome sin

Jesus teaches us how to overcome sin

| Deacon Marcus Milless | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The sacraments we receive are signs of Christ’s great love for us. They give us the grace to live in union with him. The six moral precepts of today’s Gospel measure how we are responding to that grace.

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Three godparents? How binding are Catholic movie ratings?

Three godparents? How binding are Catholic movie ratings?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Only two godparents can sign her baptismal certificate and feels awkward about telling the couple that one of them cannot sign. What should she do?

What is a Catholic’s obligation regarding the movie ratings issued by the Catholic News Service?

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Rediscover: iconic prayers

Rediscover: iconic prayers

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Our Father, Hail Mary reveal essential truths about faith
– Don’t forget Church’s common prayers
– Daily drive time paves road to prayer
– Beads of wonder
– Rediscover: ‘Why Pray?’
– Rediscover: ‘How to Pray?’

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People power: Popular devotion is key factor in sainthood process

People power: Popular devotion is key factor in sainthood process

| Cindy Wooden | February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The sainthood process is long and technically complicated, and ultimately requires the approval of the pope, but the whole procedure is driven by Catholics in the pews and, especially, those on their knees.

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