Image of Jesus, the Bread of Life.

Bread that Satisfies Our Hunger for Peace

For Sunday, August 16, 2015, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time When it comes to anniversaries, this August has been particularly poignant. Within a few days of each other, we’ve noted the seventieth anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan, the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the […]

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Heroic Priesthood

Watch the Award-Winning “Heroic Priesthood” Film

If you haven’t seen “Heroic Priesthood”, you can watch the full ten-minute film at the link below. Please share it with friends and family, especially young men who may be interested in the priesthood. You can also purchase DVD copies in bulk through HeroicPriesthood.com to pass out in your parish or diocese. Click here to read […]

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Elijah

Under a Tree

What has God called you to do? Do you really think He would ask something of you and not give you what was needed to complete the task? Click here to read the full post

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Transfiguration

What we can learn from the Transfiguration today

“The purpose of the Transfiguration was to show us that it is possible with the grace of God to be transfigured to the divine spirit of life,” said Father Thaines Arulandu, pastor of Transfiguration Catholic Church in Edgeley. “That is the patronage of our parish, to transfigure our lives to be more like Christ.” Click […]

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Street signs showing intersection of Faith and Politics.

Faith Should Always Trump Politics

For Sunday, August 9, 2015, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Presidential election politics are heating up and, unbelievably, the election is over a year away! It would be easy to become overloaded as this period of time passes by. As I am writing this, I think at least twenty-four people are running for President of the […]

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Transfiguration

Ten Things You Need to Know About the Transfiguration

This Wednesday commemorates the mysterious event known as the Transfiguration. This event can be hard for Catholics to understand. Why did it happen? What did it mean? Here are ten things you need to know: Click here to read the full post

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Monday

Mondays Aren’t Too Bad

So it is Monday and a world of workers who are fortunate enough to have Monday through Friday jobs are slowly moving into offices and businesses. However, a major reality is being overlooked by many of those sleepy-eyed workers: God has gifted them with another workweek! Click here to read the full post

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Cross

Everyday Stewardship: Striving for Maturity

Mature disciples come in all ages.  To test maturity one simply needs to ask the question given to us in the challenge of the Bishop’s pastoral letter: “Will I follow Jesus Christ no matter the cost?”  One cannot grow in a sense of stewardship if he or she is always “counting the cost.” Click here […]

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Church

Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

For too long we have allowed our faith to be a component of our lives, rather than the lens through which we see all aspects of our life. This has led to a presentation of Church as a place where we spend part of our Sunday and sometimes volunteer some time. In fact, we are […]

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Debating Stewardship

Stewardship must never be a philosophy of how much we contribute to our church in terms of time, talent, and treasure. It is much more than that. It is about how we use all the gifts we have been given in all aspects of our life. Click here to read the full post

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The author in the Negev Desert in Israel.

Hunger in the Desert

For Sunday, August 2, 2015, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time There it is! Right outside my window. I’m here in the Negev Desert of Israel. It’s possible that Moses and the chosen people walked in this area a few thousand years ago. Right now at 4:30 PM, the temperature is 103.6 degrees in the shade. Just […]

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Jesus

Learning from Jesus

The teaching of Jesus is not another opinion. His words are spirit and life, giving us this God-vision that helps us to see things the way that God sees them. When we begin to see things the way that God sees them, we can face and overcome anything in this life. Click here to read […]

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