Sand Dollar

Sand Dollars and People

We are all like sand dollars; carefully crafted for a special purpose out of God’s immense and limitless love. We are all created whole but most end up broken in some way. Click here to read the full post

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What Woman Theologians Have Done for the Church

Catholic women theologians have helped form both lay and ordained church leaders’ understanding of liturgy, scripture, ethics, pastoral ministry, spirituality, faith formation, theology, and the church itself. This means that regular Catholics, too, have been influenced by women theologians—whether they know it or not. Click here to read the full post

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Everyday Stewardship: For God’s Sake, Take a Break

Everyone needs a rest. The problem is we fail to understand how important it is to rest. We think rest is void of action. Not only is resting an action in itself, it is sometimes the only time we have to spend with God one-on-one. Click here to read the full post

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Community of Faith

Grateful for the Community of Faith

I spent five years in Alaska as a missionary prior to becoming Catholic.  Four years of that was in a little town south of Anchorage with a strong bohemian population.  As the town pastor, I got to know many of those good people.  More than a few were devotees of The Grateful Dead, a band […]

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Pope Francis

Free Encyclical Resource Kit

 Following the release of Pope Francis’ Encyclical last month, Catholic Climate  Covenant and Interfaith Power and Light have teamed up to bring you an encyclical  resource kit to help educate, engage, and share with others. This encyclical action  toolkit is free of charge.   Click here for more information and to sign up for your free toolkit

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The Mass

Why the Catholic Mass is the Center of All Things

The natural human response to hatred is revenge and war. The natural human response is to fight back. An eye for an eye. A tooth for a tooth. The other response is that of Jesus Christ. He stands up to the evil in his innocence and he takes the cross willingly. Click here to read the […]

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Shopping Frenzy

The Internet is buzzing loudly today with sales at Amazon and Wal-Mart! Now, other online merchants like Target and Best Buy are creating other artificial shopping holidays for next week. Everywhere online you see the term Christmas in July to describe the frenzy of sales and shopping. Of course it is all an illusion. Click […]

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Where Am I, Today?

One of the characteristics of an everyday steward is that he or she is mindful. When we are mindful of where we are, what we are doing, and our all that surrounds us, two things are possible: 1) We can truly be grateful to God for all that has been given to us, and 2) […]

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Getting Away from It All

For Sunday, July 19, 2015, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time At a time when you would think a lot of Americans are heading for the beach or the campground for vacation, more of us may actually be staying home. A survey last January found an astonishing forty-two percent of workers didn’t take a single vacation day in […]

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Want to preach the Gospel effectively? Be welcoming, Pope says

In the final homily of his trip to South America Pope Francis said that a key aspect of Christian spirituality and evangelization is to have a welcoming attitude toward others, especially those most in need. “How much good we can do, if only we try to speak the language of hospitality, of welcome! How much […]

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Game of Life

The Game of Life

As Christians, we certainly have the freedom to choose. Built on a foundation of morals and virtues we come to know right from wrong and understand the ingredients that ultimately bring us happiness, and the ones that bring us suffering. Click here to read the full post

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Stewardship is Love

When I first became a Christian, I was taught that it was my duty to give my “time, talent, and treasure” to the church because “that’s what it says in The Bible.”  And though there are many things about our faith that we know as ‘duty’ or ‘obligation,’ I think that understanding stewardship in the […]

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