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The ultimate home for Jesus, and us

The ultimate home for Jesus, and us

| Father John Paul Erickson | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Where are you?”

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Pope: Festivities become a facade when Christ is left out of Christmas

Pope: Festivities become a facade when Christ is left out of Christmas

| Carol Glatz | December 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Only when Christ is the focus of the Christmas season do all the colorful lights, carols, special meals and traditions help create a festive and joyous atmosphere, Pope Francis said.

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Learn to love like Jesus this Christmas

Learn to love like Jesus this Christmas

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the great struggles of the Christian life is that none of us lives our life as well as we want to. It is a part of our common struggle that we know we are called to live a fully Christian life loving God with our whole heart, mind, soul and strength, and loving our neighbor as ourselves — yet, we always fail. This can be disheartening. In this struggle, the gift of Christ at Christmas is meant to be for us an incredible sign of hope.

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The weary world rejoices: Nativity scenes bring joy to hardened hearts

The weary world rejoices: Nativity scenes bring joy to hardened hearts

| Cindy Wooden | December 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square is not getting rave reviews: The backdrop does not look like a stable and the characters in need — hungry, naked, dead, imprisoned — don’t exactly evoke a silent night when all was cozy, calm and bright.

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Long live Christ the King

Long live Christ the King

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | November 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Mixed in with the politics of the Mexican revolution of some 10 years earlier, the decades of Church persecution were finally coming to a head.

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Pope: True Christians must remain hopeful, not ‘whiny and angry’

Pope: True Christians must remain hopeful, not ‘whiny and angry’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 4, 2017 | 4 Comments

Real hope lies in the proclamation of Jesus’ death and resurrection, not just with one’s words but also in deeds, Pope Francis said.

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Yoked, not burdened

Yoked, not burdened

| Liz Kelly | September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some years ago I developed this little habit when traveling alone: When boarding an airplane or a train, I would ask the Lord to give me the least desirable seat, the one no one else wanted, next to the crying baby, for example. I cannot count how many times I have been seated next to a young mother traveling with a small child.

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Dolan: Honesty about Church’s flaws might win back fallen-away members

Dolan: Honesty about Church’s flaws might win back fallen-away members

| Peter Finney Jr. | September 25, 2017 | 7 Comments

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan suggested to more than 400 priests of the state of Louisiana that humbly and openly sharing the “wounds” and shortcomings of the Church might bring those who are alienated back to the practice of the faith.

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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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Hypocrisy kills the Christian community, pope says at morning Mass

Hypocrisy kills the Christian community, pope says at morning Mass

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The diabolical language of hypocrisy, which ensnares others through flattery, has the power to destroy Christian communities, Pope Francis said.

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Keys to fostering encounter with Jesus readily at hand, bishop says

Keys to fostering encounter with Jesus readily at hand, bishop says

| May 22, 2017 | 3 Comments

“The elements that we need to put together a credible witness in our contemporary world are literally before us,” Bishop Frank Caggiano said to ministry leaders in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis May 18.

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Sharing our encounters with Jesus

Sharing our encounters with Jesus

| Deacon Derek Wiechmann | April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Maybe you and I have had a similar experience after an encounter with Jesus. Was it after spending an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament? Or was it after praying the rosary with your family? So often, Jesus gives us these close encounters with him and it leaves us refreshed. What do we do after these experiences?

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