Tag: Conversion

Convert now, don’t be spiritually lazy, pope says

Convert now, don’t be spiritually lazy, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

God is patient and merciful, but people should not put off their conversion because they never know how long they will live, Pope Francis said.

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Sexual Orientation: Hope for Restoration and Healing with SOCE

Sexual Orientation: Hope for Restoration and Healing with SOCE

| Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) rely on professional therapy and counseling, often in a religious context, to assist those struggling with unwanted homosexual inclinations who would like to diminish their same-sex attractions and grow in their ability to abstain from same-sex behaviors.

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Pope to bishops: Conversion, humility

Pope to bishops: Conversion, humility

| Cindy Wooden | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the U.S. bishops have led to serious divisions within the U.S. Church and to a temptation to look for administrative solutions to problems that go much deeper, Pope Francis told the U.S. bishops.

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Salvation demands accusing oneself, not others, pope says

Salvation demands accusing oneself, not others, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christian conversion does not entail accusing others, but is shamefully recognizing and sincerely repenting one’s own sins, Pope Francis said.

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A grandma’s wish, a teen’s search: Visitation senior confirmed before Christmas

A grandma’s wish, a teen’s search: Visitation senior confirmed before Christmas

| Christina Capecchi | December 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

“All I wanted to do was further cultivate my relationship with my Creator,” Julia Carlone wrote in a reflection. “Suddenly I had a solution: confirmation.” 

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Purvis encourages black Catholics to take action

Purvis encourages black Catholics to take action

| Bridget Ryder | March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

After spending the day with participants of Catholics at the Capitol in St. Paul March 9, Gloria Purvis spent that evening in an intimate meeting with black Catholics at St. Peter Claver in St. Paul, which has historically served black Catholics. The national speaker who addresses a wide variety of audiences makes it a point to meet with black Catholics wherever she goes.

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Campus missionary says love can help young people overcome doubt

Campus missionary says love can help young people overcome doubt

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Part ten in a 14-part series highlighting local Catholics who live out the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

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Conversion of Islam; women and Vatican vote

Conversion of Islam; women and Vatican vote

| Father Kenneth Doyle | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. Long ago, as a child, I remember saying prayers aloud for “the conversion of Russia” after every Mass. Why, in our troubled world, are we not doing the same thing now for Islamic extremists, who are surely in need of our prayers? And where would such a directive come from?

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Crashed Ice and the call to conversion

Crashed Ice and the call to conversion

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | March 3, 2016

Why would anyone want to be a bishop?

A few weeks back, one of the Catholic news services carried an interview with Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the pope’s point person for the naming of bishops around the globe. The headlines all pointed to his statement that it is no longer “exceptional” to have priests decline an appointment to the episcopacy.

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After drug use and despair, teen’s conversion includes parish, pro-life leadership

After drug use and despair, teen’s conversion includes parish, pro-life leadership

| January 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

A faithful Catholic throughout his childhood, the 18-year-old Prior Lake High School senior strayed during his early teenage years. He made some bad choices, and made some bad friends. Eventually, he turned away from God and to marijuana.

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An act of faith

An act of faith

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was witnessing others live out their Catholic faith that inspired K.D. Howells (pictured) to join the Church.

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We find grace for Christian conversion in meeting the Risen Lord and the Holy Spirit

We find grace for Christian conversion in meeting the Risen Lord and the Holy Spirit

| Fr. Daniel Griffith | May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

In examining the early Christian Church as described in Acts, there are certain characteristics that were integral and intrinsic to the Christian community.

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