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What we can learn from Lazarus and the rich man

What we can learn from Lazarus and the rich man

| Deacon Mitchell Bechtold | September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

This Sunday we hear the Gospel story of “Lazarus and the Rich Man.” There is a pity which ought to well up in each of our hearts for both Lazarus and the rich man: Lazarus in his suffering and the rich man in his. Yet, it is Lazarus who is our model.

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Pope Francis celebrates the Church as loving ‘mamma’

Pope Francis celebrates the Church as loving ‘mamma’

| Francis X. Rocca | September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis gave pilgrims attending his weekly public audience Sept. 11 what he called a “homework assignment” to find out the date they were baptized and celebrate it every year.

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Rediscover: How to pray

Rediscover: How to pray

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

– How to pray
– The routine within the routine
– Teacher takes cue from Apostles: ‘Lord, teach us to pray’
– Ancient words for speechless moments
– ‘Redescubre’

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Seeking Answers

Seeking Answers

| Father Michael Schmitz | September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q. Am I called to accept everyone? What does that mean? How can I be accepting if someone chooses to act in a way that I find, well, unacceptable?

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Lost but found: Parables reveal depth of God’s love

Lost but found: Parables reveal depth of God’s love

| Deacon Bruce Anderson | September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the final parable of the Gospel, we hear of the prodigal son. The love that the father gives to the son shows us the depth of the love that God has for each one of us.

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Matthew’s Gospel is excellent ‘textbook’ on Jesus’ teachings

Matthew’s Gospel is excellent ‘textbook’ on Jesus’ teachings

| Father Michael Van Sloun | September 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

St. Matthew was a tax collector who became an apostle in response to Jesus’ invitation, ‘Follow me.’ He was also an evangelist whose Gospel was intended for a Jewish-Christian audience.

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Rediscover: Prayer

Rediscover: Prayer

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

– ‘Prayer isn’t a cosmic vending machine’
– Crashed ice: Where hockey dream ends, faith begins
– How do your best days begin?
– What is prayer? Why should I pray?

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Humility is a virtue we learn from Christ

Humility is a virtue we learn from Christ

| Deacon Joseph Kirembwe | August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have seen many people — politicians, celebrities, even priests — especially in Uganda where I grew up, demanding honor and respect from others. Being honored and respected is good. But, if we overly demand it from others, it may not be good. The readings of this Sunday challenge us as Jesus’ followers to learn to be humble.

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Rediscover: The Local Church

Rediscover: The Local Church

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

– What is a parish? A diocese? Why do we have them?
– Rediscover: initiative transforms mom’s understanding of ‘local Church’
– Toothpicks to heaven
– New website encourages Catholics to share their inspiring faith stories

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The boldness of the Word

The boldness of the Word

| Deacon Joseph Kavuma | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jesus is many times presented as a nice person: kind, compassionate and a ­gentle shepherd.

However, we are reminded this week that Jesus is uncompromising and demanding. God did not send his only Son to entertain us: He came to proclaim and teach the truth, which often collides with our lives.

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Rediscover: Reconciliation

Rediscover: Reconciliation

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

– A sacrament that gives peace and strength
– Climbing towers? No problem. Going to confession? No way.
– How have you turned away?
– Extreme makeover, extreme grace
– Book club members support each other in returning to sacrament of reconciliation

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Path to holiness paved by humility, doing God’s will

Path to holiness paved by humility, doing God’s will

| Deacon Paul Shovelain | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Prestige, status, honor, glory, wealth: Are these the things that motivate us? The Scriptures for this coming weekend seek to purify our motivation. In the Gospel, Jesus warns against greed. His parable about the farmer encourages us to store up treasure in heaven rather than on earth.

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