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Faith, love lead us to greater sacrifice

Faith, love lead us to greater sacrifice

| Deacon Arthur Roraff | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have a ritual I perform whenever a plane I’m on is about to land. I shut my eyes and say, “Lord, I am yours. I beg for your mercy for my sins and offer myself to you.”

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What’s the biblical basis for belief in purgatory?

What’s the biblical basis for belief in purgatory?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. So far as I know, the other Christian religions do not provide for a purgatory — only the Catholic Church — and I’m wondering where purgatory is mentioned either in the Bible or in Christ’s teachings.

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Daily Scriptures: February 15 – March 1, 2015

Daily Scriptures: February 15 – March 1, 2015

| February 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Feb. 15
Sixth Sunday in ordinary time
Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46
1 Corinthians 10:31 – 11:1
Mark 1:40-45

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When sin makes us ‘unclean,’ confession can heal

When sin makes us ‘unclean,’ confession can heal

| Jeff Hedglen | February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A while back when I went to shake my friend’s hand, he pulled back and said he was sick and didn’t want to spread his germs. I said, “Thanks,” and just waved at him as we took our seats.

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God’s will includes complex process of making choices

God’s will includes complex process of making choices

| Father Michael Schmitz | February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. What is the difference between drifting along in life and letting God do his will in your life? I have not really pursued a lot of my life goals because I love God and I want to please him by doing what he wants me to do in my life. Is this the wrong approach to goals in life and doing God’s will?

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Daily Scriptures: Feb. 1 – 15, 2015

Daily Scriptures: Feb. 1 – 15, 2015

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Feb. 1
Fourth Sunday in ordinary time
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
1 Corinthians 7:32-35
Mark 1:21-28

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Embracing the Church that speaks to humanity

Embracing the Church that speaks to humanity

| Jeff Hensley | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

As I came to know more about Catholicism, I discovered that the Church spoke to all aspects of humanity — holiness, personal relationships, family life, social justice, the economy and issues of war and peace, among them. The Scriptures for Feb. 1 remind me of that spiritual reawakening.

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Non-Catholic annulments; ‘reborn’ and the ‘rapture’

Non-Catholic annulments; ‘reborn’ and the ‘rapture’

| Father Kenneth Doyle | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why does the Catholic Church ask non-Catholics to receive a Catholic annulment to a previous marriage in order to get married in a Catholic church?

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Daily Scriptures: January 18 – February 1, 2015

Daily Scriptures: January 18 – February 1, 2015

| January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Jan. 18
Second Sunday in ordinary time
1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19
1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20
John 1:35-42

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To hear God’s voice, we have to get acquainted

To hear God’s voice, we have to get acquainted

| Jeff Hedglen | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

It used to be that you did not know who was calling until you answered the telephone. If it were someone you spoke with all the time, you would recognize his or her voice. The same is true with our relationship with God: The more we talk and listen to him, the more likely we are to recognize the voice when we hear it.

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Sin isn’t a necessary evil; aim to know goodness well

Sin isn’t a necessary evil; aim to know goodness well

| Father Michael Schmitz | January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. Do you believe that sins are the measurement of your passes to heaven? I don’t think so. Sins are necessary to life. How would you know that good is good if you do not experience sin? It gives balance to life.

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Daily Scriptures: December 21, 2014 – January 18, 2015

Daily Scriptures: December 21, 2014 – January 18, 2015

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Dec. 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent
2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38

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