Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mary, We NEED Her

Based on a talk by Fr. Jeff Norfolk Jesus could have chosen any means to dwell among us, but He chose His Mother.  Mary acknowledged that favor in her Magnificat: “For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

O God our Creator, Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner … Continue reading

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Fortnight for Freedom

Last night began our “Fortnight for Freedom” where Catholic Americans around the country united together to defend the rights guaranteed by our Founding Fathers and endowed by our Creator: the right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Believing … Continue reading

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Christianity – Taught the world that forgiveness is greater than revenge!

Posted by Joe Rutten, Director of Faith Formation - Cathedral of St. Joseph Abuse takes many forms, but the path to healing must cross the bridge of forgiveness.  Where would civilization be without Jesus Christ and his message to turn the other … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart

Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. On this Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I happily recall the Inaugural Diocesan Marian Conference in the Diocese of Sioux Falls on the First Saturday, October 1, 2011, which was … Continue reading

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Heart of Christ, We Sing Thy Praises

Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J.  This month the Church is the scene for varied celebrations: ordinations, weddings, graduations. With so many festive occasions, it is easy to forget the traditional dedication of June to the Most Sacred Heart of … Continue reading

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Unspeakable Beauty, Unmistakable Love

Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J.  Spiritual writer and retreat master Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., is fond of telling the story of a young seminarian’s encounter with Albert Einstein. The future Levite had an affinity for science and longed to … Continue reading

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Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear

“Be not afraid.” This is a phrase used consistently by Jesus in the Gospels and repeated frequently by the late Bl. John Paul II.  Fear seems so natural, and even inevitable, with the problems our world possesses and the individual trials … Continue reading

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We Ponder the Most Blessed Trinity!

Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan +J.M.J. We often think about the Most Blessed Trinity. But how little we understand!  Today, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we reflect on this Mystery. Here are some important truths about the Most … Continue reading

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Our Blessed Lady Visits Elizabeth

Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J.  The Servant of God Terence Cooke (1921-1983) was the Archbishop of New York for fifteen years (1968-1983). Almost three decades after his death, he is fondly remembered for his tranquility and his … Continue reading

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