Tag: Grace

Archbishop McCarrick and accountability

Archbishop McCarrick and accountability

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every time Mass is celebrated, the priest prays that Jesus will “look not on our sins but on the faith of [his] Church… .” That’s been an important prayer for me in the time that I have been serving this archdiocese, well aware of our sins but equally aware of the strong and vibrant faith of this local Church.

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Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

Holiness doesn’t depend on superhuman powers, but rather demands a heart filled with courage, hope and grace that strives for conversion each and every day, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Encyclical on water would be a great gift

Encyclical on water would be a great gift

| Father William Byron | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nearly 900 million people in the world have no access to clean water.

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Deacon: God gives us what we need to get through difficult times

Deacon: God gives us what we need to get through difficult times

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | February 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

We shouldn’t be surprised when God allows us to experience trials. Instead, we should turn to him humbly and continue living our faith as well or better than we do in good times, Deacon Joseph Michalak said at a Feb. 19 presentation, “Crisis and Difficulty: A Time for Growth.”

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Rediscover: Reconciliation

Rediscover: Reconciliation

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

– A sacrament that gives peace and strength
– Climbing towers? No problem. Going to confession? No way.
– How have you turned away?
– Extreme makeover, extreme grace
– Book club members support each other in returning to sacrament of reconciliation

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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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Our Lord offers sure avenue to restore sanctifying grace, charity

Our Lord offers sure avenue to restore sanctifying grace, charity

| Deacon Luke Marquard | January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

You won’t be alone if your mind turns to the sacrament of marriage during Sunday’s second reading. This portion of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (12:31 to 13:13) is among the more popular of our wedding texts.

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Say yes to new risks and new graces in 2013

Say yes to new risks and new graces in 2013

| Christina Capecchi | December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Barbara Benson Keith’s wake-up call came while chatting with a fellow kindergarten teacher at the end of a school day.

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Snapshots of grace: Capturing the sacred in daily life

Snapshots of grace: Capturing the sacred in daily life

| Christina Capecchi | December 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Funny how a single picture can change everything.

In the tiny town of Bovey, Minn., four years into World War I, an old man peddling foot scrapers knocked on Eric Enstrom’s door.

Eric was 43, a Swedish immigrant who had bought land, opened a photography studio and raised his kids to speak perfect English. He fed the peddler and studied him. There was something striking about the man, a gentle strength in his deep wrinkles and straggly beard.

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