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What can we do when people don’t love us?

What can we do when people don’t love us?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q) I think that my mom loves me, but I don’t know. She clearly loves my sister more than she loves me; they joke around and have a much easier relationship with each other. She seems more annoyed by me, and I just wish she would love me more. It is really painful for me. What can I do?

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The Church on nuclear abolition

The Church on nuclear abolition

| Father Drew Christiansen, SJ | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

This coming August marks not only the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II but also of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From the very beginning, nuclear weapons have been controversial.

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What does the Catholic Church teach about nuclear weapons?

What does the Catholic Church teach about nuclear weapons?

| Stephen M. Colecchi | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

On Aug. 6 and 9 the world will observe the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The 75th anniversary raises the question: What does the Church teach about nuclear weapons?

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Receiving the Eucharist as first, last, only

Receiving the Eucharist as first, last, only

| Father Scott Carl | July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Priest of Jesus Christ celebrate this Holy Mass as if it were your first Mass, your last Mass, your only Mass.” This saying greets a priest in the sacristy anywhere in the world of the Missionaries of Charity of St. Teresa of Calcutta.

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The transformative effects of confirmation

The transformative effects of confirmation

| Father Michael Van Sloun | July 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Confirmation intensifies the gift of the Holy Spirit received at baptism. It is transformative. The person who is confirmed is changed. The recipient is no longer a child or beginner in the spiritual life, dependent upon the faith of others, but rather a full-fledged adult Catholic.

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Does being Catholic mean always racing?

Does being Catholic mean always racing?

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q) I find that I am so concerned with making sure that I am doing what I am “supposed to be doing” that I rarely have a moment to rest. Is this what it is to be a Catholic: racing from one thing to the next, just so you don’t waste your life?

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Weeds are everywhere

Weeds are everywhere

| Father Thomas Sieg | July 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The parable of Jesus in Matthew 13 is often referred to as “The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds,” even though Jesus never says that the good seed is “wheat.”

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The biblical basis for confirmation

The biblical basis for confirmation

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Confirmation is a sacrament instituted by Christ and established in sacred Scripture.

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God’s breath of life

God’s breath of life

| Father Joseph Bambenek | June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic, the tragic killing of George Floyd and the strong reactions to that injustice have given me reasons to reflect upon my mortality the past few months. In doing so, I have been struck that a common thread of the typical death by coronavirus and George Floyd’s death is that the breath of earthly life was extinguished.

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Loving the Eucharist in ‘Covidian’ times

Loving the Eucharist in ‘Covidian’ times

| Father Kevin Finnegan | June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi. This beautiful feast reminds us and calls us to remember that Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist is the greatest of all gifts; for the Eucharist is the very body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ.

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Why am I terrible at evangelization?

Why am I terrible at evangelization?

| Father Michael Schmitz | June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q) I think that I am terrible at evangelization. I keep trying and failing. The last time, I was trying to help my friend see that he shouldn’t drink to get drunk. He was offended. We are still friends, but I don’t think that I’m built for evangelization.

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Confirmation basics, part two

Confirmation basics, part two

| Father Michael Van Sloun | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last month’s column provided the first half of a list of the basic aspects of the sacrament of confirmation: the duty to receive it, the prerequisites, the appropriate age, preparation with prayer and study, and the qualifications and duties of the sponsor. This article completes the list. Combined, the lists offer a general overview of confirmation.

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