Tag: Scripture

This is our night for telling stories

This is our night for telling stories

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The priest moved slowly through the shivering crowd, huddled around a roaring fire on the steps of the church, bracing ourselves against the biting wind.

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Receive like a man

Receive like a man

| Jonathan Liedl | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

A few years ago, I was on a discernment retreat with a religious community in Kansas. I had come to the monastery in something of a vocational vertigo: religious life, marriage and diocesan priesthood all swirled before me as possible options, leaving me disoriented and drained. Self-imposed pressure to “figure out” my calling was weighing me down, preventing me from making any actual progress.

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People have right to receive God’s word, so preach it well, pope says

People have right to receive God’s word, so preach it well, pope says

| February 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

Everyone who goes to Mass has the right to hear the word of God in all its fullness, which means it must be read well and explained well with “fervor,” Pope Francis said.

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The symbols of baptism

The symbols of baptism

| Father Michael Van Sloun | December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Water. Water is the primary symbol of baptism. John the Baptist used water (Mt 3:11; Mk 1:8a; Jn 1:33; 3:23), as did Jesus (Jn 3:22). Jesus is living water (Jn 4:10), and when Jesus died, the water that flowed from his pierced side serves as a wellspring of his life and grace (Jn 19:34).

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When God gives more than you can handle

When God gives more than you can handle

| Deacon Michael Nevin | August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

“God won’t give you more than you can handle.”

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Living Christianity’s great adventure

Living Christianity’s great adventure

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was just a little kid, I had a near–drowning experience, and although I now love being around water, I still feel uncomfortable being in over my head.

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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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A reason for our hope

A reason for our hope

| Deacon Timothy Smith | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

People who know and love Jesus Christ exude a great joy. Every day, Catholics who make a witness of their faith to the people around them heal others through their work. The Acts of the Apostles demonstrate the power that comes from awakened believers who give witness through their words and deeds.

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Readying your heart for Lent

Readying your heart for Lent

| Liz Kelly | February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lent is the Lord’s to do as he wishes. We do not solely take up Lenten practices in order to achieve a certain effect; we enter this holy season with fervor and determination to fast, pray, repent, and give of ourselves because we love the Lord and because he has asked us to.

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Assurance of continuing Christ’s mission

Assurance of continuing Christ’s mission

| Jean Denton | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Once a week, I help at an after-school center in my community. The long-standing program, which provides supervision and enrichment activities for disadvantaged children, is a place of pride for the community because it fills an important need for many struggling families. It has become a valuable resource in improving the prospects for their children.

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True love involves some suffering

True love involves some suffering

| Deacon Matthew Quail | August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

I once had a priest tell me, “If you want good friends, you first have to be a good friend.” Since I heard this, I have tried to be a good friend when my friends call on me. That has included staying up late with friends who are going through a difficult time, dropping everything I’m doing to pick up someone who went walking and then got caught in the rain, and being vulnerable and asking for forgiveness when I have done something to offend a friend.

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God longs to give us his greatest gift

God longs to give us his greatest gift

| Deacon Bryce Evans | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We would sooner grow weary of receiving God’s gifts than he would grow weary of bestowing them upon us.”

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