Tag: Prayer

Take all moments of life to prayer

Take all moments of life to prayer

| Deacon Gordon Bird | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Spiritual leaders, protectors and providers of the faith know that the persistence, vigor and vitality of a daily prayer life are essential to staying alive in Christ. Spiritual combat is active and relentless, and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and his many parables about prayer emphasize persistence, watchfulness, humility and the acceptance of the Father’s will in prayer (Mt 5-7). He is our model on how to live a life of prayer, and certainly his earthly parents set an example.

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Latino ministry ramps up effort to reach youth

Latino ministry ramps up effort to reach youth

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

An evening of prayer, worship and praise, Mass, speakers and fellowship will be held Nov. 1 — All Saints Day — for Hispanic and Latino high school youth across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pray for politicians, government officials and anyone in a position of authority, including priests and bishops, Pope Francis urged as he ended his summer schedule and resumed his celebration of morning Mass with a small congregation.

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Catching the pope in prayer

Catching the pope in prayer

| Jonathon Liedl | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was my first full day in Rome. My fellow Twin Cities seminarian Ryan Glaser and I made our way to St. Peter’s Basilica, a short walk from the North American College, to catch an early Mass.

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Pope urges families build a better future through stronger prayer life

Pope urges families build a better future through stronger prayer life

| August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has asked families to set aside time to pray both individually and together as a family.

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Pleading to a patron: An ancient view of prayer

Pleading to a patron: An ancient view of prayer

| Father Michael Joncas | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

If we understand prayer as communication with a divine power that has charge over life and its details, it becomes clear why many contemporary U.S. citizens, even some Catholic Christians, have difficulty with prayer.

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USCCB releases pope’s book on devil, spiritual tools to combat evil

USCCB releases pope’s book on devil, spiritual tools to combat evil

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a new book of Pope Francis’ teachings on the history of the devil, “his empty promises and works” and “how we can actively combat him.”

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Scary prayers that are good for you

Scary prayers that are good for you

| Greg Erlandson | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

I have a short list of scary prayers.

Scary prayers are prayers where even the very words you say seem to convict you.

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Lent a time for self-giving, rather than ‘giving up’

Lent a time for self-giving, rather than ‘giving up’

| March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

many Catholics continue to think of Lent as a time of giving up something that is appealing to them so they are able to think about the sacrifices Jesus made on our behalf. This, however, fulfills an expectation of the season from the faith perspective of a child, rather than an adult.

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Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

One day before the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, neighboring Mary Help of Christians School held a prayer service to pay tribute to the victims.

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When it comes to prayer, there is no room for individualism, pope says

When it comes to prayer, there is no room for individualism, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prayer is not just a private and intimate dialogue between a person and God, but rather an opportunity for Christians to bring the needs of others before the Lord, Pope Francis said.

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This year’s Lent could be just what struggling needs

This year’s Lent could be just what struggling needs

| Carol Zimmermann | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Lent begins March 6, U.S. Catholics will likely be more than ready for it.

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