October 2012


Oct312012
What Saints Sound Like

What Saints Sound

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“I ask for your prayers for our son and for our family. This is not a path we would have chosen, yet it is our path,...

Oct302012
What Haunts Me About Halloween

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Halloween conjures up childhood memories of Grandma’s homemade popcorn balls, plastic masks that never lined up with the...

Oct292012
Holydays of Obligation: Liberation from the Oppression of Secular Time

Holydays of Obliga...

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Catholics measure time – or should do so – differently from the way the rest of the world does.  Rather than marking time by...

Oct282012
A Virtual Pilgrimage to Rome

A Virtual Pilgrima

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Editor's Note:  One of the recommended activities for this Year of Faith is to take a pilgrimage, especially to the Holy...

Oct272012
What do you want me to do for you?

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Imagine for a moment that you had the power to heal people. If you had that power maybe you would go immediately to the nearest...

Oct262012
Vatican II and the Catechism

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Fifty years ago, Blessed John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council.  Full of hope and faith, on that day, October 11, 1962,...

Oct252012
I Believe in God the Father Almighty

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The Father revealed by the Son  238      Many religions invoke God as “Father.” The deity is often considered the...

Oct242012
A Different Way of Celebrating Halloween

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Editor's Note:  In preparation for next week's Halloween celebrations, we asked a dear and faithful woman from our own...

Oct232012
New American Saints!

New American Saint

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This past Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI canonized 7 new Saints of the Church! And two of them lived and worked here in America: St....

Oct222012
I Believe in One God

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Each Sunday we begin the Profession of Faith with a simple statement, “I Believe in One God.”  Let’s spend a...

Oct212012
A Modern Missionary

A Modern Missionar

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Editor's Note: Today is World Missionary Sunday! To celebrate, we have asked a young missionary to write about her mission...

Oct202012
True Service Involves Suffering

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In tomorrow's Gospel, the disciples, James and John, ask a pretty bold thing of Jesus. Basically, “Lord, give us what we...

Oct192012
The North American Martyrs

The North American

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We're excited to announce that the My Year of Faith app is now available for both iOS and Android.  Download from iTunes...

Oct182012
The Door of Faith

The Door of Faith

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Breaking News!  The iOS App is now available on iTunes.  Click here to download!   Editor's Note:  This year, we...

Oct172012
Praying the Angelus with the Pope

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One of many people's first questions when coming to Rome is always, “So how can I see the Pope?” Usually, unless one is...

Oct162012
3 Steps for Your Spiritual Life

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When we hear Jesus tell Martha that Mary has chosen “the better part” we sometimes conclude that Jesus is telling us...

Oct152012
Faith & Music: Fishers of Men

Faith & Music

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Listen to “Fishers of Men” by Popple Your browser does not support the audio tag. Giddy...

Oct142012
God Loved Us First

God Loved Us First

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The protagonist of a story is the main character around whom all the action centers.  The protagonist of The Lord of the Rings...

Oct132012
Don’t Be Possessed by Your Possessions

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Editor’s Note:  The App for Android is available for download!  Check it out here.  Coming soon for iOS, we’ll...

Oct122012
The Creed & YouTube

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About a month ago, after mass, I was talking to my brother-in-law and he said simply, “You can tell the spiritual...

Oct112012
Welcome to the Year of Faith

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Editor's Note: Welcome to My Year of Faith!  Each day you’ll find a new post to help you grow in faith and...