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God demands that our priorities never usurp his rightful place

God demands that our priorities never usurp his rightful place

| Deacon Ben Hadrich | October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

“I am the Lord and there is no other, there is no God besides me.” This prophecy of Isaiah is as crucial to proclaim now as it was during the reign of King Cyrus 2,500 years ago.

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Stewardship: Responding to the call of discipleship

Stewardship: Responding to the call of discipleship

| Mike Halloran for The Catholic Spirit | September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

As members of the church, we are called to be disciples, followers of our Lord Jesus Christ. This has astonishing implications as Jesus does not call us as nameless people in a faceless crowd — rather he calls each one of us individually by name.

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To whom do you give credit for the fruit of your labor?

To whom do you give credit for the fruit of your labor?

| Deacon Gerald Christianson | September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

An old gardener was digging his plot as the priest came walking along.

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Stewardship – Gratitude glued to action

Stewardship – Gratitude glued to action

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

With the understanding of stewardship as “gratitude glued to action,” we want to share with you a few stories of faithful Catholics from across our archdiocese who are inspiring examples of living stewardship as a way of life every day in their service to God, church, and their brothers and sisters.

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Why stewardship?

Why stewardship?

| Mike Halloran For The Catholic Spirit | August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Stewardship as a way of life has astonishing implications for our relationships and our daily lives.

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Sacrament of the Sick: It’s not just for emergencies

Sacrament of the Sick: It’s not just for emergencies

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

10 suggestions for understanding the Sacrament of the Sick

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What’s the big deal about natural family planning?

What’s the big deal about natural family planning?

| Father Thomas Dufner | July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Priests have a thousand concerns in the parish — gathering God’s people together, forming them in the truth, loving them and staying with them in their sorrows.

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NFP – Enhancing an appetite for intimacy

NFP – Enhancing an appetite for intimacy

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

To mark Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, July 24-30, The Catholic Spirit is featuring testimony about NFP from two couples and a pastor.

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Confession: It puts you straight with everyone

Confession: It puts you straight with everyone

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Penance, aka confession, is the sacrament of the forgiveness of sin. You can’t beat it for convenience. It’s available practically whenever.

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Really, truly, substantially present

Really, truly, substantially present

| Father Robert Barron | July 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

What is the origin of this distinctively Catholic conviction that Jesus is “really, truly and substantially present” under the eucharistic signs of bread and wine?

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Dress up, not down for Sunday Mass, even in summertime

Dress up, not down for Sunday Mass, even in summertime

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | June 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

Every year, this sensitive summer subject crops up: What to wear for church.

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St. Joseph, the Father’s Day Saint

St. Joseph, the Father’s Day Saint

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers, and the ideal saint to feature for Father’s Day. As the step father of Jesus, the Messiah, and the husband of Mary, the Blessed Mother, Joseph stands out as the father above all other fathers in the New Testament.

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