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Fast from News and Social Media, Focus on Jesus

Ah, social media, the obsession of the modern age. Addictive and compelling, so many of us check it every day, several times a day, not just on our computers, but on our phones everywhere we go. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat,…

True Radiance, Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life

A book review by Nancy Ward The subtitle of True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life, reflects Lisa Mladinich’s way of relating her experience and encouragement to women. Readers find grace here in her wisdom and insight….

What’s a Visioning Homily?

So your parish has a vision, and maybe even a catchy vision statement–now what? Vision that’s not communicated broadly falls flat. Because the point of vision is that it guides everyone. Not just the elite. Not just leaders. Everyone. How…

You are the Salt of the Earth

Sunday Readings for February 5 As a Catholic teen growing up in one of the most Catholic area of the US, I never would have considered abandoning my faith. But neither would I ever have considered getting excited about it….

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Psalm 23 is one of the most quoted psalms, and for many very good reasons. The familiar words remind us of God’s love for us, love which never wavers…

Choose Truth. Chose Joy.

  We love to complain, whether to our family over dinner, to our friends on social media, or to relative strangers through posts on our blogs. We criticize, judge and gripe, sometimes throwing in humor to make it go down…

We Need a New Word for “Love”

  We Need a New Word for “Love” By John S. Cohoat The problem? The word “love” gets used in so many trite ways…people have such low expectations or understanding of how to love. In fact, the word gets thrown…

Sweet Sounds

“The footsteps of those who bring good news is a welcome sound.  Faith comes from what is preached, and what is preached comes from the word of Christ.” (Rm 10: 15, 17).   In our society, today we have completely changed…

Why Can’t I Overcome My Sin?

One of the most frustrating and depressing things that many Christians experience is the problem of persistent sin. There are those of us who live sinful lives and then have a miraculous encounter with Christ and leave those sins behind….

Radical Catholicism

Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Mathew 28:19 What good is a candle if it sits on the mantle on a dark night…