Five Ways to Give Thanks Online this November

Today, it’s easier than ever before to show your thankfulness. From apps to trending hashtags, there are so many creative choices of forums for spreading a little positivity from the comfort of your smartphone. Here are five easy ways to get on the (digital) path to an attitude of gratitude. Click here to read the […]

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Cherished Treasures: Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica

Catholics who attend daily Mass come across interesting feasts all the time: unknown saints and martyrs, various titles for Jesus and Our Lady, the Chair of St. Peter. One of the most interesting feasts you might encounter is the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica each November. Click here to read the full post

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A Mother With an Open Heart

“A Church which “goes forth” is a Church whose doors are open.” -Pope Francis In order for the Church to always have an attitude of openness we must cultivate patience with other people, to take the time to really listen to them. We want to be the person people say, “When she is speaking to […]

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Stewardship is All About Money!?!

Our treasure is an extremely powerful gift from God that can change lives for the better or destroy them. It can never be ignored. And because money holds such a prominent place in human life, what we choose to do with it directly reflects our understanding of what it means to be a good steward […]

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Embracing Life

For Sunday, November 8, 2015, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time After reading the story of creation in Genesis, what images come to mind? We hear of a God freely and intentionally choosing to create something out of nothing motivated by the pure power of love, of which he is the author. God pronounces all things good […]

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Never fear! A patron saint is here!

Anxious? Worried? Check out this great infographic which guides you to prayers and patron saints to help you with life’s struggles! Click here to view and download the infographic

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Lost No More: All Souls’ Day

We all have people in our family that we wish would turn to the Lord and let him carry their burden. On this All Souls’ Day, Tracy Welliver reflects on his father and speaks to all of you who have lost someone in the year since last All Souls Day, may you find solace in a […]

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Featured Bulletin Makeover: St. Joachim

St. Joachim Catholic Church in Hayward, CA, is a bilingual community united in faith and guided by the Holy Spirit. Needing to communicate in two languages, their bulletin editor was challenged with incorporating double the copy and still making a coherent bulletin. Here are a few techniques that helped unite the communication as one bulletin: […]

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Everyday Stewardship: All Saints Day

I remember when the first Superman movie came out. It was 1978 and it seemed quite awesome to this 10-year-old boy they were making a movie out of a comic book superhero. In the Church, our heroes are the saints. However, not many movies for wide release are being made about saints or saintly people. Click here […]

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The Layers of Fall

In our lives as Christian disciples, we put layers and layers of theology or spirituality on top of our primary relationship with Jesus. Initial layers of prayer and Church teaching are necessary to not only cultivate our initial belief or relationship with Jesus, but also to protect it. But as time goes on, we can […]

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The Call to Greatness

For Sunday, November 1, 2015, All Saints When we are young, we carry within us ambitious dreams for our future. We imagine what we may be one day-an astronaut, a doctor, a professional athlete. In our minds, nothing seemed impossible for us. There seemed to be nothing we could not achieve if we only had the […]

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Members of the Royal Family

We say that claiming the name of Christian means we “put on Christ,” that we no longer go forth into the world, but Christ in us. As adopted sons and daughters of God we truly are just like Christ. In the true spirit of adoption, when God looks at us He does not differentiate between […]

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