June 2013


Jun302013
Not As Strangers or Silent Spectators

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Editor's Note: We've all heard “Vatican II” referenced when talking about changes to the Mass.  But have you ever...

Jun292013
Don’t Look Back

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It seems like we have to make difficult decisions just about every day of the week.  I remember once when I was faced with...

Jun282013
Peter and Paul & the Unity of Faith

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Tomorrow at St. Peter's in Rome, Archbishop Tobin of Indianapolis, along with all those named a metropolitan archbishop...

Jun272013
Prayer for Storms

Prayer for Storms

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We tend to picture summer as days upon days filled with warm weather, sunshine and blue skies.  But, we know all too well...

Jun262013
Holiness in Ordinary Life?  Are You Crazy?

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If some ordinary lay person living in the middle of the world before October 2, 1928, the date God founded Opus Dei through St....

Jun252013
The Love of the Heart of Jesus

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VII. The Effects of the Sacrament of Holy Orders The indelible character 1581    This sacrament configures the recipient...

Jun242013
Holy Foolishness

Holy Foolishness

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“He must increase; I must decrease.”[1] This is the goal of our lives. John the Baptist did not say, ‘I must cease to...

Jun232013
On the Altar of the World

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia (Church of the Eucharist), an encyclical letter of Pope John Paul II to the Bishops, Priests and...

Jun222013
But Who Do You Say I Am?

But Who Do You Say

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In the summer of 2008, I was blessed to travel to the Holy Land and stand in Caesarea Philippi at the spot where Jesus asks his...

Jun212013
The O-Word Phobia

The O-Word Phobia

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I have a theory, that in our ‘Catholic Culture,’ we have a phobia.  It stems from childhood.  As children, we are told...

Jun202013
Biking for Babies

Biking for Babies

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Over 1,000 mile bike ride.  Nine days. Why? The simple start came after one young man, who liked the accomplishment of biking...

Jun192013
The Medicine of Immortality

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VII. The Eucharist — “Pledge of the Glory to Come” 1402    In an ancient prayer the Church acclaims the mystery of...

Jun182013
Faith in Transit

Faith in Transit

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Summer.  Also known as vacation season!  Families across the country are making plans, packing bags, and getting ready to...

Jun172013
Practicing and Celebrating the Faith in Summer

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Ah, Summer – that glorious season when we get to take life a little bit slower and hopefully engage in some rest and...

Jun162013
Faith and Fatherhood

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When I was asked to contribute this piece to the My Year of Faith Blog, I wasn't suffering from writer's block. And now...

Jun152013
A Brighter Future

A Brighter Future

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Today, we are excited to share with you another stellar Gospel reflection from the Bible Geek himself, Mark Hart.  Sit back and...

Jun142013
Go Team! – The Catholic Family

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“Go team!” is a common cheer among teammates to root for the success of each team member and the entire team. As a...

Jun132013
Receiving the Mystery

Receiving the Myst

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Editor's Note: At every Mass, we are blessed with the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  It is truly a gift from God...

Jun122013
The Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena-Orvieto

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What ought a Catholic do when he or she finds it difficult to believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy...

Jun112013
Mary’s Eucharistic Lessons at Nazareth

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In the Gospels, the world is first introduced to the Blessed Virgin Mary and her role in salvation history through the...

Jun102013
We Adore You, Oh Christ

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Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament The Eucharist is the “source and summit” of our faith.  We begin each week with the...

Jun092013
The Source and Summit

The Source and Sum

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1322    The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood...

Jun082013
A Heart on Fire

A Heart on Fire

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Yesterday we celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, worshiping the God made man who poured Himself out in love...

Jun072013
A Heart Visible and Vulnerable

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The Year of Faith and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Both Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have said that this special year of grace...

Jun062013
Turning Sorrow to Joy

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The story we hear in the gospel this weekend demonstrates Jesus' deep compassion for those who suffer.  This woman has lost...