Tag: Bible

‘A light to the nations’

‘A light to the nations’

| Father Michael Joncas | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last weekend’s readings marked both the first Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, concluding the celebration of Christmastide. It comes as a bit of a surprise, then, that the Gospel for this Sunday is not taken from Matthew and also recounts John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus in the Gospel of John. Nevertheless the first reading, psalm and Gospel assigned for this weekend all invite us to consider what it means to be the Servant of God.

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Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible

Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible

| Carol Glatz | January 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his word, Pope Francis said.

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Meet some angels of the Bible

Meet some angels of the Bible

| David Gibson | September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

“In my old age ‘angels,’ as I call them, have come to me,” a 95-year-old woman named Erminia told Pope Francis during his March 2015 visit to Naples, Italy. Her angels included “young and not-so-young people,” she explained. They “help me, visit me, support me in my daily struggles.”

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‘Go and sin no more’

‘Go and sin no more’

| Father Erich Rutten | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the face of sin, there seem to be two opposite reactions. First, we might react with anger and condemnation. We might have a tendency to become outraged. This certainly could be appropriate. We should hate sin. On the other hand, as Christians, we also know that we should be merciful. Sometimes this might mean that we hold our tongue or tell ourselves that whatever sin it was is not so bad after all.

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Kansas archbishop responds to criticism over school not enrolling child

Kansas archbishop responds to criticism over school not enrolling child

| March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City wrote his March 15 column in The Leaven, the archdiocesan newspaper, about a Catholic school’s decision not to enroll the child of a non-Catholic same-sex married couple, noting the issue has garnered local and national media attention.

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Vikings QB coach inspired by Sparano’s faith, priorities

Vikings QB coach inspired by Sparano’s faith, priorities

| August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski remembers going to Winter Park, the team’s old practice facility in Eden Prairie, to find offensive line coach Tony Sparano praying with his Bible in his office in the early morning before practice.

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Catechetical Institute instrumental in former minister’s return to Church

Catechetical Institute instrumental in former minister’s return to Church

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Barbara Heil spent years studying different aspects of the Catholic faith while serving as a Pentecostal minister.

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Grace, love and fellowship

Grace, love and fellowship

| John Martens | June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

We think of the Bible as revelation without always reflecting on the profound content of what God is revealing. As Pope Paul VI’s 1965 “Dei Verbum” says, “Through divine revelation, God chose to show forth and communicate himself and the eternal decisions of his will regarding the salvation of men. That is to say, he chose to share with them those divine treasures which totally transcend the understanding of the human mind.”

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Learn to know Jesus’ voice by reading the Bible, pope says

Learn to know Jesus’ voice by reading the Bible, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

To know and follow Jesus, a Christian must read the Bible and learn to pray with it, allowing the Holy Spirit to help one understand it and put it into practice, Pope Francis said.

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Bible, like cellphone, should be carried always, pope says

Bible, like cellphone, should be carried always, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 7, 2017 | 3 Comments

Christians should care about reading God’s messages in the Bible as much as they care about checking messages on their cellphones, Pope Francis said.

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When the world becomes too much

When the world becomes too much

| Jeff Hedglen | February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

I will be showing my age and possibly run the risk of losing many Generation X and millennial readers when I use this example, but sometimes when I feel at the end of my rope, or look around at the state of the world or even look at how my day-to-day life can seem out of control, I often think of a 1970s television show called “Hee Haw.”

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Good Samaritan shows how to make God’s presence known

Good Samaritan shows how to make God’s presence known

| Deacon Paul Baker | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is often remarked in both the secular and Catholic media today that society’s religious beliefs are declining. The Church has been asking the question these last years about what can be done to try to stem the tide of this alarming trend. Her answer so far has been to call for a “new evangelization.”

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