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Jesus, obedient Son of Israel

Jesus, obedient Son of Israel

| Father Byron Hagan | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are accustomed to thinking of our Catholic religion as the “fulfillment” of the Judaism that came before it, and rightly so. But it would be a one-sided interpretation of the idea of “fulfillment” to mean by it simply “superiority” with respect to Judaism. In a very real sense Christianity is in fact a different religion from Judaism as it was practiced in the time of Jesus.

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Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

| Cindy Wooden | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Peter’s transformation from an erring disciple to the “rock” on which Jesus built his Church was not the result of lessons gleaned from a “self-help” book, but from growing ever closer to the Lord, said Bishop John M. Quinn of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.

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God is at work in the world, pope says at prayer service closing 2019

God is at work in the world, pope says at prayer service closing 2019

| Cindy Wooden | December 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

God sent his only begotten son into the world, where he continues to dwell in the hearts of men and women, “urging them to believe, to hope despite everything, and to love by working for the good of all,” Pope Francis said.

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The Incarnation changes everything

The Incarnation changes everything

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | December 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth” (Jn 1:14).

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Martyrdom comes from following Christ without compromise, pope says

Martyrdom comes from following Christ without compromise, pope says

| Carol Glatz | December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

There always will be martyrs among Christians in the world, Pope Francis said.

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Bethlehem family feels the pull of living in the town of Jesus’ birth

Bethlehem family feels the pull of living in the town of Jesus’ birth

| December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brothers Peter and Eli Hosh grew up knowing that their hometown was not only the place where they went to school and ran down to the corner market for their mother, but the town where Jesus was born.

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Pope returns part of relic of Jesus’ crib to Holy Land

Pope returns part of relic of Jesus’ crib to Holy Land

| Cindy Wooden | December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

As Advent approached, Pope Francis gave a small fragment of Jesus’ crib back to Catholics in the Holy Land.

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Inviting Jesus to reign in our hearts

Inviting Jesus to reign in our hearts

| Father Joseph Bambenek | November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the depths of most human hearts is a desire to be led by someone who loves us and can protect us and guide us in life. At the root of that desire is the often unseen longing for the love, protection and guidance that only God, the King of the Universe, can truly give. In the times prior to King Saul, the people of Israel offended the Lord by clamoring for a human king like the rest of the nations had, rather than being led directly by God. Getting what they wanted did not work out well due to King Saul’s shortcomings. Yet Saul’s failures did not prevent the Israelites from wanting another king. In the first reading for the Solemnity of Christ the King this year we hear them clamoring for a replacement king once Saul had died; pleading with David to become their king.

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The Litany of the Holy Eucharist

The Litany of the Holy Eucharist

| Father Van Sloun | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A litany is a prayer that consists of a series of invocations, each followed by a response. A litany may be recited or sung with a congregation with the invocations given by a priest, deacon, cantor, lector or layperson and the responses made in unison by the congregation. A litany may also be prayed privately by a single person who recites both the invocations and the responses.

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Jesus is truly present: Do most Catholics need to go back to second grade?

Jesus is truly present: Do most Catholics need to go back to second grade?

| Tom Dermody | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

As schools reopen and parishes gear up for religious education and RCIA classes, a new survey shockingly shows that many Catholics need to return to second grade, the year most of us received our first holy Communion. Before that most special day, we were taught repeatedly that we were about to receive not bread and wine, but Jesus — really, truly present in the sacrament.

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A worrier or a wildflower?

A worrier or a wildflower?

| Angela Jendro | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

I love wildflowers. They sing to me the praises of God’s free creativity. I revel in their effortless beauty, delicate movements, and the sheer variety of color, size and shapes. They lift my heart on summer walks and have a calming effect on my over-taxed mind frenzied with the to-do lists, scheduling feats and worries for my loved ones, of a working wife and mom.

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Awardees’ ‘True North’: Jesus

Awardees’ ‘True North’: Jesus

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Out of the many Archdiocesan events I participate in each year, the Leading with Faith awards celebration is always one of my favorites, as it honors courageous and humble women and men, most of whom would much rather stay anonymous than be recognized.

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