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Rediscover: prayer teachers

Rediscover: prayer teachers

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

- Praying fully, even when we’re lost in the clouds
– Register now for the 2014 Rediscover Catholic Celebration
– Download the Rediscover: app
– Tune in to The Rediscover: Hour

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What did Jesus look like, and does it matter?

What did Jesus look like, and does it matter?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. This might be a silly question, but do we know what Jesus looked like? Does it matter?

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Daily Scriptures: August 17 – August 31, 2014

Daily Scriptures: August 17 – August 31, 2014

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Aug. 17
Twentieth Sunday in ordinary time
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
Matthew 15:21-28

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2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration – Leah Darrow

2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration – Leah Darrow

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leah Darrow, a speaker at the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration, shares her journey back to the Church. Read her story and learn how you can see her in person this October.

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Faith matures through adversity: How we can stand the test

Faith matures through adversity: How we can stand the test

| Deacon John Powers | August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the 20th Sunday in ordinary time, the Church gives us three readings about the Gentiles. Our first two readings give us a positive image of the relationship between God and the Gentiles, and I especially like the first reading, Isaiah’s prophecy about “the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord.” But I find the Gospel challenging because I am a Gentile, and so Christ’s interaction with the Canaanite (Gentile) woman is personally disturbing because he seems unwilling to minister to her and, by analogy, to us.

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When are creed and Gloria said? Her God and your God

When are creed and Gloria said? Her God and your God

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. My friend said that frequently at his parish they recite neither the Gloria nor the creed at weekday Mass. I knew that during certain periods of the year, the Gloria was not recited, but I thought that the creed was always used. Has something changed with the Mass that I am not aware of?

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Daily Scriptures: August 3 – August 17, 2014

Daily Scriptures: August 3 – August 17, 2014

| August 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Aug. 3
Eighteenth Sunday in ordinary time
Isaiah 55:1-3
Romans 8:35, 37-39
Matthew 14:13-21

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The compassionate Jesus in the holy Eucharist

The compassionate Jesus in the holy Eucharist

| Deacon Bruno Nwachukwu | July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every week, my Communion visits have been filled with amazing experiences. The people I visit are always ready to receive Christ with a smile or with tears of joy. These experiences draw our attention to this Sunday’s readings.

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2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Register for the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration, and find out more ways to Rediscover: the Catholic faith.

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Who is in heaven? Answer is — ‘We just don’t know’

Who is in heaven? Answer is — ‘We just don’t know’

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Q. My dad died, but I think he was agnostic. He never clearly claimed Jesus. He tolerated faith in my mom and in us, but he never gave any indication that it reached him. Is he in heaven?

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Daily Scriptures: July 20 – August 3, 2014

Daily Scriptures: July 20 – August 3, 2014

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, July 20
Sixteenth Sunday in ordinary time
Wisdom 12:13, 16-19
Romans 8:26-27
Matthew 13:24-43

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Growing God’s kingdom: What we can learn about patience from parables

Growing God’s kingdom: What we can learn about patience from parables

| Deacon Thomas McKenzie | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The three parables we hear in this Sunday’s Gospel point to the kingdom of heaven growing here on earth. However, there is tension because the world is not ready to accept the kingdom growing in its midst.

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