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John the Baptist uses all his actions and words to point us to Jesus

John the Baptist uses all his actions and words to point us to Jesus

| Deacon Evan Koop | November 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Clothed in his rustic garb, he stands on a pedestal that bears the Latin inscription of his famous words Ecce Agnus Dei, “Behold the Lamb of God!”

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Have you been asking God the wrong question?

Have you been asking God the wrong question?

| Deacon Brandon Moravitz | November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

A few weekends ago, I was enjoying a quiet evening at the seminary, when suddenly I received a flood of text messages from family and friends sharing with me their excitement of “bagging” a deer on opening day of the deer hunting season.

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Christ, our king, models humble service rather than haughty reign

Christ, our king, models humble service rather than haughty reign

| Deacon Ben Kociemba | November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

The church celebrates the feast of Christ the King Nov. 20, and invites us into a mystery that is paradoxical.

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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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