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Resisting Temptation

God’s merciful love is real. And the Church, for all of its flaws, is far greater than the human beings who labor in its vineyard. The response to our psalm cannot be more apropos: “Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.” We are in trouble, and God is with us.

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This Lent, Give Up and Give In

During this Lenten season, like all the other seasons, we will be asked to respond in many different ways. Every calling upon us comes with a temptation to take the easy way out or to minimize the value of the request.

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Lent Challenge 1

Jesus is Condemned to Death

What more can one give than his or her life? Jesus was innocent, yet condemned. His death and resurrection have taken away our condemnation and now we are free: free to give back all in his name.

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Beloved Bulletins: Church Communiqués Remain First Line for Information, the National Catholic Register

“The church bulletin has been the mainstay of church communications. We still see the church bulletin as the mainstay of church communication for many years to come.” – LPi President Joe Luedtke

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Fruitful Discipleship

Cultivate Good Fruits

As we look toward the season of Lent, our Gospel this Sunday invites us to look at our lives with clear eyes and to reflect on the fruit of our lives. Are there “branches” that need to be pruned, so that other areas of our lives — including our prayer and ministry — can be more fruitful?

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Called to Be One Another’s Eyes

Life is not always easy. Without faith, hope, and love, the road can be too hard to travel. We are not created to be alone. Instead, we are created to be traveling companions. However, the blind cannot lead the blind.

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Avoid These 5 Mistakes in Setting Up Your Web Navigation

No matter how beautiful a website is, it needs to be accessible. Accessibility isn’t just a matter of your parishioners knowing the church URL! Once someone arrives, they need to be able to find what they’re looking for.

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Be Merciful

Fighting Hatred with Love

It is easy to lose hope in the face of societal violence. There are people all around us who are hurting. Perhaps if we were quicker to show them mercy, they would be less likely to lash out. Who knows how many atrocities have been averted simply by someone taking the time to listen to a neighbor?

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Stewarding Our Wants and Needs

Have you ever given someone a present you couldn’t afford and think that was love? It wasn’t. We don’t show love by giving what we do not possess. We show love by meeting another’s needs and by sharing our very self with them.

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The Art of Love

Show-and-Tell

Only Christian love — not weapons, not threats, not the media — can change hearts. It is love that prepares the way for the announcement of the Gospel. We must strive to imitate Jesus’s style of love: show and tell.

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When the Supernatural is Natural

Do not ever take your simple actions of generosity and love for granted. As disciples called to a life of stewardship, we participate in something more profound than what we can see. We are blessed to be called to follow Jesus, and we bring blessing to all those with whom we choose to share ourselves. 

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Top 4 Lent Ideas For Your Parish

Sometimes, it feels like Advent has only just ended before Lent rolls around. This is another time in our liturgical calendar when parishioners begin to look to parish leaders for guidance, inspiration, and compassion to help them navigate. Is your parish ready to meet their needs?

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