Tag: Gospel

Replenishing our flame

Replenishing our flame

| Jacqui Skemp | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the liturgical year comes to a close, the Church draws our attention to the ends and beginnings.

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Forgiveness: You get what you give

Forgiveness: You get what you give

| Deacon Daniel Gannon | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In our Gospel for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Peter asks Jesus how many times he must forgive another. Peter suggests “seven times” as an attempt on his part to be generous, surpassing the common Jewish view that forgiving the same offense just a few times was sufficient. However, Jesus responds that he must forgive not seven times but “77 times.” This response is hyperbole, a number that essentially means “without limitation.” There is no limit to God’s forgiveness, and so there should be no limit to the forgiveness we extend to others.

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Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

| Carol Glatz | July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

God proposes — not imposes — his Gospel and offer of salvation, putting the responsibility of being open to and moved by his message on the listener, Pope Francis said.

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Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Better to take risk of carrying the freshness of the Gospel to others than to be a “museum Christian” afraid of change, Pope Francis told Serra International.

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Take God’s gift of freedom to next level

Take God’s gift of freedom to next level

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most people would agree that living an ethical life boils down to our personal choices between “good” and “evil.” Others might use different criteria, such as useful or not useful, pleasurable or not pleasurable, etc. Whatever our standards, we value the freedom to identify our own paths as one of the most treasured aspects of being human, and we resist someone else telling us what to do.

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Give flesh to the Gospel like Mary did, pope says on Guadalupe feast

Give flesh to the Gospel like Mary did, pope says on Guadalupe feast

| Cindy Wooden | December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis described Mary as a strong woman who inspires believers to give “flesh to the Gospel” in societies often marked by distrust and blindness.

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To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

How Christians treat the poor is the clearest demonstration of their relationship with God, Pope Francis insisted.

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Build Christ’s community where it’s needed most

Build Christ’s community where it’s needed most

| Jean Denton | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel for Feb. 7, Jesus calls his first disciples to follow him and join his mission to bring all people to God’s way of life.

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When sin makes us ‘unclean,’ confession can heal

When sin makes us ‘unclean,’ confession can heal

| Jeff Hedglen | February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A while back when I went to shake my friend’s hand, he pulled back and said he was sick and didn’t want to spread his germs. I said, “Thanks,” and just waved at him as we took our seats.

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It’s so difficult to see Christ in ‘them’

It’s so difficult to see Christ in ‘them’

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

A teaching Catholics learn early on, one that tends to prod guilty consciences when one hears it later in life, is that we are supposed to see Christ in every person we meet.

When was the last time you did that?

Yeah. Me, too.

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Proclaiming Gospel at ‘heart’ of Catholic education, says archbishop

Proclaiming Gospel at ‘heart’ of Catholic education, says archbishop

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

National Catholic Schools Week will be observed in U.S. dioceses Jan. 26-Feb. 1 with the theme: “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”

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Immigration reform through a Gospel lens

Immigration reform through a Gospel lens

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each year, Minnesota’s bishops designate a Sunday in January, typically the feast of the Epiphany, as Immigration Sunday. This year’s observance on Jan. 5 affords an opportunity to learn more about what the Church teaches on immigration and the challenges that today’s newcomers face as they seek to start a new life for themselves and their families.

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