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How to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

How to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

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Daily Scriptures: March 29 – April 12, 2015

Daily Scriptures: March 29 – April 12, 2015

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, March 29
Palm Sunday – Passion of the Lord
Mark 11:1-10
Isaiah 50:4-7
Philippians 2:6-11
Mark 14:1–15:47

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Choosing meekness leads us toward union with Trinity

Choosing meekness leads us toward union with Trinity

| Deacon Andrew Windschitl | March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Roman soldiers, who among their other acts of violence against Jesus placed a crown of thorns on his head, were correct about one thing: He is a king. This painful irony is not lost on us, especially when we pray the third sorrowful mystery of the rosary.

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Can a felon enter holy orders? Acceptable to chew the host?

Can a felon enter holy orders? Acceptable to chew the host?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I am currently incarcerated in federal prison. My question may seem strange, but I am wondering whether it would ever be possible for an ex-convict, a felon, to be accepted into holy orders.

Q. I attended Catholic schools for 12 years and remember most of my catechism lessons. There is one thing, though, that bothers me. After receiving Communion, I often notice people returning to their pews while visibly chewing the host. I always thought — in fact, I think I was taught this — that you should either let the host dissolve in your mouth as a sign of reverence or swallow it quickly. Please explain.

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Daily Scriptures: March 15 – March 29, 2015

Daily Scriptures: March 15 – March 29, 2015

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, March 15
Fourth Sunday of Lent
2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23
Ephesians 2:4-10
John 3:14-21

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Love of Jesus summons the faithful to follow

Love of Jesus summons the faithful to follow

| Deacon Gabriel Walz | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Faith is both a gratuitous gift from God and a virtue. But why should we go through the effort to foster a virtue that will command from us the daily conversions of our hearts? Love. Love alone is the answer.

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There’s wisdom in not knowing all the answers

There’s wisdom in not knowing all the answers

| Father Michael Schmitz | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I find myself facing situations where I just don’t know what to do. I feel like I am out of my depth, but I have responsibilities, and people still look to me to have an answer. What am I supposed to do?

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Daily Scriptures: March 1 – March 15, 2015

Daily Scriptures: March 1 – March 15, 2015

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, March 1
Second Sunday of Lent
Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18
Romans 8:31b-34
Mark 9:2-10
Monday, March 2
Daniel 9:4b-10
Luke 6:36-38

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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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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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