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Jesus’ presence allows us to ‘rejoice always’

Jesus’ presence allows us to ‘rejoice always’

| Deacon Andrew Brinkman | December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Blessed Miguel Pro’s biographers say that even from a young age he was always joyful. As a youngster he played practical jokes on his sisters, wrote silly songs and played them on his guitar, and later he humored his brothers in the Society of Jesus with comics.

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Daily Scriptures – December 9 – December 16, 2012

Daily Scriptures – December 9 – December 16, 2012

| December 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Dec. 9
Second Sunday of Advent
Baruch 5:1-9
Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11
Luke 3:1-6

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‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ with prayer

‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ with prayer

| Deacon Leonard Andrie | December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this week’s Gospel, we get a glimpse of Luke’s literary purpose of tying the inauguration of John the Baptist’s ministry to the wider world culture.

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The real St. Nicholas

The real St. Nicholas

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Third-century saint was model of charity and justice, author says

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Daily Scriptures: November 25 – December 9

Daily Scriptures: November 25 – December 9

| November 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Nov. 25
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Daniel 7:13-14
Revelation 1:5-8
John 18:33b-37

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Bridging the gap between the sacred texts, secular press

Bridging the gap between the sacred texts, secular press

| Deacon Adam Westphal | November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

My fellow deacons and I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a dinner with Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn. After a wonderful dinner, as we sat around enjoying each other’s company, one of my classmates asked the archbishop: “Archbishop, do you have any advice to offer us as preachers in the Church?”

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Evangelization 2012

Evangelization 2012

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Evangelization is to tell the story of Jesus; to proclaim, share and spread the gospel; and to bring others to belief and help them deepen their faith.

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Daily Scriptures: November 11 – November 25

Daily Scriptures: November 11 – November 25

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Nov. 11
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Kings 17:10-16
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

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Widows’ generosity, gratitude set example for all to follow

Widows’ generosity, gratitude set example for all to follow

| Deacon Fabian Moncada | November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Generosity inspires gratitude, and gratitude inspires generosity. In our lives, the Lord is generous to us, and even increases our ability to give.

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St. Paul: The evangelizer extraordinaire

St. Paul: The evangelizer extraordinaire

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

St. Paul is the evangelizer extraordinaire! Jesus began the proclamation of the Gospel, and Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, took the Gospel worldwide.

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Daily Scriptures: October 28 – November 11

Daily Scriptures: October 28 – November 11

| October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Oct. 28
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 31:7-9
Hebrews 5:1-6
Mark 10: 46-52

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Blind beggar gains more than sight

Blind beggar gains more than sight

| Deacon Adam Hamness | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you heard some Gospel passages so many times that you are tempted to wonder if there is anything that can bring them to life again?

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