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2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Register for the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration, and find out more ways to Rediscover: the Catholic faith.

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Who is in heaven? Answer is — ‘We just don’t know’

Who is in heaven? Answer is — ‘We just don’t know’

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

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?

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Growing God’s kingdom: What we can learn about patience from parables

Growing God’s kingdom: What we can learn about patience from parables

| Deacon Thomas McKenzie | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Rediscover: eucharistic adoration

Rediscover: eucharistic adoration

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

– 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

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Holy Father as a Jesuit

Holy Father as a Jesuit

| Father Kenneth Doyle | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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?

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We all need spiritual rest in our daily lives

We all need spiritual rest in our daily lives

| Deacon Peter Hughes | July 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

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.

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Rediscover: The Mass

Rediscover: The Mass

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

– The greatest prayer of the Church
– The Mass brings NET Ministries staffer to tears
– The perfect prayer

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There’s much to consider before offering an opinion

There’s much to consider before offering an opinion

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

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?

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Rediscover: Time to reflect

Rediscover: Time to reflect

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Silence gives God an opening to our hearts
– Want to go deeper with God? Enter into prayerful silence

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If God is everywhere, why go on a pilgrimage?

If God is everywhere, why go on a pilgrimage?

| Liz Kelly for The Catholic Spirit | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

I once read that Minnesota has one of the highest numbers of perpetual Eucharistic adoration chapels in the country. Truly, God is with us.

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Is it a mortal sin to miss Mass while on a cruise?

Is it a mortal sin to miss Mass while on a cruise?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | June 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

Q. Every summer, my husband and I go on a cruise. Only one cruise line (Holland America) continues to have a priest on board to say Mass. On other cruise lines, we have missed Sunday Mass because there was no priest on board. Is missing Mass in such circumstances a mortal sin?

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Christ’s presence is at the center of Church’s worship

Christ’s presence is at the center of Church’s worship

| Deacon Byron Hagan | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

In casting himself as the second, greater Moses, Jesus is saying that his own flesh is that eternal, life-giving bread promised to Israel in the desert.

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