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The Lord is in our midst

Third Sunday Of Lent Exodus 17:3-7 The source of the first biblical reading for this Lenten weekend’s liturgies is the Book of Exodus, one of those five books of the […]

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The Eucharist at the heart of the faith

In early Christian mystical theology, drawing on the Platonic tradition, there was an aphorism commonly used by spiritual writers: “you become the object of your contemplation.” That is, whatever we […]

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CRS: The dignity of work and the rights of workers

Each week of Lent, this series will provide ways to incorporate global solidarity and the struggles of our brothers and sisters throughout the world into your Lenten journey. Nation focus: […]

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Preparation for the test

I remember the colossal relief I felt after my doctoral defense, noting that I would never have to take a test again. But of course, bigger tests awaited. Christ was […]

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In Truth and Charity: The woman at the well

This Sunday, the Third Sunday of Lent, we will hear in the Gospel the story of the encounter and conversation of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. I […]

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Servus Omnium: Profit, common good not mutually exclusive

Sister Helen Alford wants people to think. The Dominican nun and international voice for justice in the work place asked deeply challenging questions from the moment she began to present […]

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Why become Catholic?

Catechumens respond and offer insight into the mind of a convert This Easter, Kim Pesta will join in full communion with the church at Christ the King Parish, South Bend. […]

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When the Lord calls, do we respond in faith?

Second Sunday of Lent Matthew 17:1-9 The Book of Genesis is the source of this weekend’s first biblical reading. As its name implies, Genesis reveals the divine origin of life […]

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The legacy of a special child

On Sept. 7, 2010, a baby boy was born in a hospital in Missouri. His mother named him Simon and proclaimed “he was absolutely perfect to our family.” This was […]

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Late exorcist’s words lift the veil on the demonic, Satan

“An Exorcist Explains the Demonic: The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels” by Father Gabriele Amorth with Stefano Stimamiglio. Sophia Institute Press (Manchester, New Hampshire, 2016). 145 […]

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What does it mean to be a part of God’s global family?

Each week of Lent, this reflection series will provide ways to incorporate global solidarity and the struggles of our brothers and sisters throughout the world into your Lenten journey. Here […]

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We are guilty of sin, but acquitted through Jesus

First Sunday of Lent Matthew 4:1-11 The first reading for this first weekend of Lent is from the Book of Genesis. Few passages in the Scriptures are as abundant in […]