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Parents, don’t fear your child will become too naive

Parents, don’t fear your child will become too naive

| Father Michael Schmitz | June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I want to raise my kids in the faith and help them navigate the world to make good decisions. Obviously, I cannot shelter them from everything, or they will grow up being naive. But I cannot just let them be completely influenced by the world, either. Any thoughts on how to let kids be a part of the world but not of the world?

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Jesus is closest when we receive him in the Eucharist

Jesus is closest when we receive him in the Eucharist

| Deacon Neil Bakker | June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Sing, my tongue, the Savior’s glory, of His Flesh, the mystery sing; of the Blood, all price exceeding, shed by our Immortal King, destined, for the world’s redemption, from a noble Womb to spring” (Hymn Pange Lingua, St. Thomas Aquinas).

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Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

| May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 24
Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

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Living closer to God; divorced woman wants to become Catholic

Living closer to God; divorced woman wants to become Catholic

| Father Kenneth Doyle | May 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

Q. I am a freshman in high school. I believe in God and in the Christian way of life, but I do have a question. How does God influence our lives, and how can one have a closer relationship with him? I want to depend on God for the decisions I make in my life, but many people say that they can live independently, without God. I only want to know the truth.

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Share gifts, share the joy

Share gifts, share the joy

| Sharon Perkins | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

About 15 years ago, my dad traveled to Brazil on business and, while there, he purchased a beautiful gold and aquamarine necklace for my mother. It was stunning. We all admired it when she opened the gift on Christmas morning, after which my sister and I began the usual good-natured jokes about which one of us would inherit the piece.

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Daily Scriptures: May 10 – May 24, 2015

Daily Scriptures: May 10 – May 24, 2015

| May 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 10
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
1 John 4:7-10
John 15:9-17

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Jesus shows how to remain in love when ability is tenuous

Jesus shows how to remain in love when ability is tenuous

| Jean Denton | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This weekend’s Gospel proclaims: “Love one another as I love you,” and “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.”

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The more we know about temptation the better

The more we know about temptation the better

| Father Michael Schmitz | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

[In this column from April 9], we looked at one source of temptation many people encounter: the world. We read that the world can often be a source of real temptation. This is obvious to anyone who is paying attention.

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Daily Scriptures: April 26 – May 10, 2015

Daily Scriptures: April 26 – May 10, 2015

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, April 26
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:8-12
1 John 3:1-2
John 10:11-18

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Jesus’ flock: not mindless sheep but beloved children

Jesus’ flock: not mindless sheep but beloved children

| Sharon Perkins | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve heard people voice some common misconceptions about small-business owners: They don’t have to work hard because they have employees to do the work for them, they can take time off whenever they want, they can work fewer hours than their hirelings, and they can command a larger salary with impunity.

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Why is the Passion read on Palm Sunday and is organ donation OK?

Why is the Passion read on Palm Sunday and is organ donation OK?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I have always wondered why we read the Passion during Palm Sunday services. Palm Sunday is a day of rejoicing and jubilation, as we remember Jesus riding into Jerusalem amid throngs of cheering people.

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Daily Scriptures: April 12 – April 26, 2015

Daily Scriptures: April 12 – April 26, 2015

| April 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, April 12
Divine Mercy Sunday
Acts 4:32-35
1 John 5:1-6
John 20:19-31

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