Everyday Stewardship: Leaning on the Father

Jesus asks us to come to Him like children, not only dependent on God, but also cognizant of the fact that we never exist in the world alone. To be like a child is not to be immature, but rather it is our maturity of faith that allows us to see our dependence on a […]

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Our 15 Favorite Quotes from Pope Francis’ Visit

Pope Francis may be back in Rome, but the loving and powerful words spoken throughout his time in the United States aren’t something we’ll soon forget. Here’s a list of some of our favorite quotes from his visit: Click here to read the full post

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Organizing Your Bulletin Content

An attractive bulletin will draw in readers and be easy on the eyes to read. Objectively look at your bulletin and ask yourself if it’s easy to read or if it seems cluttered. If anything looks too busy or distracting, it’s time to organize your content and try something new. Here are some techniques that […]

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Are You a Great Pretender?

Sometimes we pretend to be disciples of Jesus and we think that it actually is good enough. But in the real world, we can’t rely on pretend doctors and lawyers or saviors to help us, we need the real thing. Click here to read the full post.

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The Catholic Comedian

What’s more nerve wracking? Performing in front of the Pope? Or performing for a restless audience of tens of thousands of Catholics anxiously awaiting the Pope? Jim Gaffigan talks at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia about how humor can help people live the church’s teaching on marriage and family.

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Built to Last

For Sunday, October 4, 2015, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time It seems today that nothing is built to last. I remember as a child the first refrigerator housed in my childhood home. It was by no means new, and back in 1958 when the house was built and it moved in, it was already ten years […]

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Why Pray for the Pope?

If there were anyone that needs no prayer, who would it be? One might be inclined to say Pope Francis, but they would be wrong. Click here to read the full post

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The Time is NOW!

A couple of years ago when planning for the World Meeting of Families started we had no idea if Pope Francis would be able to attend. We could never have imagined what the events of this past week could have looked like or what the impact would be on the United States and the American Catholic […]

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Everyday Stewardship: Resist Becoming a Cookie Monster

No cookie ever made me eat it. But I have chosen to eat many cookies. My will at times is just too weak to resist eating it. So, it actually is a good move to not have it in the pantry. There is no reason to unnecessarily tempt oneself. Click here to read the full […]

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Six Ways to Follow Pope Francis’ Visit to America Digitally

There are many ways to celebrate Pope Francis’ first visit to America, but which is the best and easiest? Here are six ways to engage online during his time in the US and how to get unfiltered, honest,  news and updates about his visit. Click here to read the full post

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Proclaiming the Good News

Today, Jesus’ most prominent apostle journeys within the US and brings with him the Good News of Jesus Christ that has the power to transform those who have ears to listen. But, he also brings with him healing for a Church in need. Click here to read the full post

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Dining With Scoundrels

I’ve always counseled my sons about the company they keep, that they should surround themselves with persons who encourage good behavior.  It’s advice that pretty much every parent has offered at some point. But unfortunately it seems that Jesus doesn’t have our back on this sage parental advice. Click here to read the full post

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