Category Archives: Freedom

Lenten Efforts Spring from the Heart

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral The Transfiguration of Christ gives great insight to the meaning of the adage ‘action follows Being’. It points to this theological reality and our desire as children of God; we … Continue reading

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Lenten Sacrifices

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral As we begin this season of Lent, what really matters is where it leads us. We know by our place in the history of Salvation that Lent ends in Easter … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand for the Truth

Post by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral “For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, For Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet. Until her vindication shines forth like the dawn And her victory like a burning … Continue reading

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For the Christian; resolutions a daily habit!

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

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Finding True Hope and Joy in Christ

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral These last days before Christmas were absolute torture growing up. The expectation, coupled with the struggle to stay on Santa’s good list while trying to tame our excitement meant each minute passed … Continue reading

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The Hidden Gift of Suffering

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

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Encounter

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

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Happy Year of Faith!

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

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Fast for Freedom

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

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Saint Pio

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

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