Tag: Love

Faith is a relationship, not a set of rules, pope says at Angelus

Faith is a relationship, not a set of rules, pope says at Angelus

| Cindy Wooden | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Doing God’s will means first of all believing in Jesus and allowing love for him to translate into love for one’s neighbors, Pope Francis said.

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Abuse survivor says pope told him God loves him the way he is

Abuse survivor says pope told him God loves him the way he is

An abuse survivor, who had been disparaged for being a homosexual, said that Pope Francis told him that God made him that way and loved him for who he was.

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Pope: Church must go where people are indifferent, hostile to the faith

Pope: Church must go where people are indifferent, hostile to the faith

| Carol Glatz | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The most desolate places in the world in need of Christ are where people are indifferent, even hostile to God and his love, Pope Francis said.

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Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday-style

Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday-style

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people looking at their February calendars are doing a double-take with Ash Wednesday falling on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.

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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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‘Longest married couple’ keeping love alive at 95

‘Longest married couple’ keeping love alive at 95

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Vince and Leona Arceno first met at a St. Paul roller skating rink in 1938, and the wheels of love keep spinning for them well into their seventh decade of marriage.

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Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them

Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

God did not send his son into the world to cast off the wicked but to offer them a path to conversion through mercy and love, Pope Francis said.

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The terrible invitation to unleash love

The terrible invitation to unleash love

| Elizabeth Kelly | March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

It may be one of the most well-known verses in all of lamentation: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

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Dealing with ‘twin sins’ of despair and presumption

Dealing with ‘twin sins’ of despair and presumption

| Father Michael Schmitz | February 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

Q. You’ve spoken about God’s love before and how it is important to know that God will never stop loving us. But my issue is that I teach young people who seem to think that, since God loves them, it doesn’t matter how they live.

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28 ways to be a better Valentine

28 ways to be a better Valentine

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, The Catholic Spirit invited local marriage-focused organizations to share practical tips for Catholics seeking to build stronger marriages.

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Gift of self is foundational to married, celibate vocations

Gift of self is foundational to married, celibate vocations

| Sister Candace Fier, ISSM | July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

God in his plan of love and wisdom has created man and woman for communion. As human beings we find our fulfillment in giving and receiving love.

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Eucharistic devotion should draw faithful to charity, community

Eucharistic devotion should draw faithful to charity, community

| Johan van Parys | June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year we celebrate the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ on June 7. At the Basilica of St. Mary, we will mark the day with the celebration of the Eucharist, a eucharistic procession followed by benediction, and an invitation to participate in “Bread for the World.”

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