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Christ is united to us in our suffering

Christ is united to us in our suffering

| Deacon Adrian Westphal | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is often asked, “If there is a God, why does he allow us to suffer?” Suffering, for the most part, is something we do not want.

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Rediscover: Mary

Rediscover: Mary

– Blessed Mother in Scripture: a model of faith
– Do Catholics worship Mary?
– The canticle of Mary still resounds
– In the quiet stillness of suffering, Mary resides
– Thousands of Catholics to gather for day of celebration, inspiration
– Rediscover: faith 2013 Speakers Series Returns for Fall

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Ascension shows Jesus as our intercessor

Ascension shows Jesus as our intercessor

| Deacon Fabian Moncada | May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

On May 12, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, the entire Church acclaims Jesus Christ in his holy humanity, invited to sit at the Father’s right hand and to share his glory.

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Pentecost: Catch the Spirit and be bold in your faith!

Pentecost: Catch the Spirit and be bold in your faith!

| Father Michael Van Sloun | May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pentecost, May 19, is a solemnity — the highest ranking liturgical feast — and it celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles. It serves as the grand and glorious conclusion to the 50-day Easter Season — seven continuous weeks that celebrate the greatest mystery of the Christian faith, the resurrection. It brings the paschal mystery to completion.

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We find grace for Christian conversion in meeting the Risen Lord and the Holy Spirit

We find grace for Christian conversion in meeting the Risen Lord and the Holy Spirit

| Fr. Daniel Griffith | May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

In examining the early Christian Church as described in Acts, there are certain characteristics that were integral and intrinsic to the Christian community.

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Rediscover: The Bible

Rediscover: The Bible

| April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

– How should I think about and read the Bible?
– Where did the Bible come from?
– ‘The breath of the Holy Spirit’
– Knock at door leads couple to deeper study of Scripture
– Book clubs enriching faith of participants
– Catholic author added to 2013 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

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Leaving our Christian calling card

Leaving our Christian calling card

| Deacon Adam Hamness | April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel of John, our Lord says, “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).

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Month of May celebrates Mary, motherhood

Month of May celebrates Mary, motherhood

| Father Michael Van Sloun | April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Three special days celebrate devotion to Mary

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Pope: God is real, concrete person, not mysterious, intangible mist

Pope: God is real, concrete person, not mysterious, intangible mist

| April 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Christian faith teaches that God is a real, concrete person, not some intangible essence or esoteric mist like “god-spray,” Pope Francis said.

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Rediscover: A personal relationship with Jesus

Rediscover: A personal relationship with Jesus

| April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

What can I do to draw closer to Jesus?
The Jesus question
What is THE question for today’s teens?
Harvard or heaven: Admission that matters

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Depending not on our own strength, but on God’s guidance

Depending not on our own strength, but on God’s guidance

| Deacon Manuel Gomez | April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is already one month since the new successor of Peter was elected by the cardinals under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead and govern the Church. Pope Francis in this short period of time has already shown us great faith and humility. His words and his actions are visible signs of his total dependence in God. He recognizes his limitations and places his confidence in God because he knows that God is the one who illuminates and guides the Church.

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Easter joy extends throughout 50-day season

Easter joy extends throughout 50-day season

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Greatest of Christian feasts can’t be adequately observed in a single day

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