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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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?
Sunday, July 20
Sixteenth Sunday in ordinary time
Wisdom 12:13, 16-19
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.
- The wonder of the adoration chapel
– With Jesus at the center, camp takes faith to the extreme
– Rise and shine: October Rediscover: celebration has new start time
Q. Is Pope Francis still bound by the religious vows he professed as a Jesuit? I would imagine that Ignatian spirituality still plays a large role in his daily life, but is he still technically a member of the religious order? As pope, would he no longer be subject in obedience to the Jesuit Superior General?
Sunday, July 6
Fourteenth Sunday in ordinary time
Romans 8:9, 11-13
In order to stay rooted in the important things, and to stay firmly planted in a life of grace, it is necessary to take moments of restful prayer throughout our day.
- The greatest prayer of the Church
– The Mass brings NET Ministries staffer to tears
– The perfect prayer
Q. When am I supposed to offer my opinion? For example, I have a friend who conceived a child through in vitro fertilization. Am I supposed to tell her that was wrong?
Sunday, June 22
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a
1 Corinthians 10:16-17