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Category Archives: Freedom
Posted by Joe Rutten, Director of Faith Formation - Cathedral of St. Joseph Each New Year prompts our famous make-a-resolution moment. We pick one thing we’re going to change for the coming year, then spend a few days, weeks and if … Continue reading
A unique characteristic of the Christian life is the call to carry our crosses – not only to carry them but embrace them. In our convenience-driven culture, we are apt to feel that struggles are mistakes. We work quickly to … Continue reading
As we were doing a cost benefit analysis of atheism vs. faith in my philosophy class the other day, I realized that Christianity just doesn’t make sense without an experience of God. This isn’t to say that Christianity isn’t reasonable, … Continue reading
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and also the start to the Year of Faith (Oct 2012-Nov 2013). Pope Benedict XVI has declared this year as an opportunity for us to be real with ourselves and … Continue reading
From a student group at Benedictine College: Dear Friends in Christ, As you know the elections are coming up quickly. As Catholics, this is a pivotal time to pray for our country. This is why a few of us students … Continue reading
Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan + J.M.J. Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968), known as Padre Pio, was to the middle part of the twentieth century what Blessed Mary Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), known as Mother Teresa, was to the … Continue reading
From a talk by Fr. Jeff Norfolk: Three Hail Mary’s Protection of Mind, Heart and Body Purification of Thoughts, Words and Actions One of the first to practice this and to recommend it was St Anthony of Padua (1195–1231). His … Continue reading
A new child is one of the most amazing gifts that a couple can receive. The child serves as a sign of his parents’ love and becomes a lifelong adventure for the couple as they learn to form and nurture … Continue reading