July 2013


Jul312013
Keeping Track of Christ

Keeping Track of C

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Seven years ago, my Jesuit superiors missioned me to study theology in Rome. I would live at the college of the Gesù, the...

Jul302013
What We Do, Who We Are

What We Do, Who We

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Editor's Note: We welcome Mark Latkovic back to the blog.  Yesterday, he discussed the formation of our conscience.  In...

Jul292013
Forming Our Conscience

Forming Our Consci

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What Conscience Is and Is Not The Anglican moral theologian, Oliver O’Donovan observes that contemporary accounts of...

Jul282013
Recognizing the Voice of God

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1703    Endowed with “a spiritual and immortal” soul,[1] the human person is “the only creature on earth that God has...

Jul272013
Please Can I Have?

Please Can I Have?

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Recently I was sitting in an airport terminal, reading a book and waiting for a flight, when a father and his 2-year-old son...

Jul262013
The Repositories of Tradition

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Nestled quietly in the back section of our Sunday newspaper was an article on the death of a woman.  She would hardly have...

Jul252013
World Youth Day Update

World Youth Day Up

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Over the past week or so, young pilgrims from all over the world have been flocking to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to participate in...

Jul242013
A Servant of the Church

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Within the time of the New Testament, the leader of each Christian community, its “overseer” (in Greek, episkopos),...

Jul232013
Care and Commitment

Care and Commitmen

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What does it mean to be called by God to serve His Church as a priest?  Perhaps no one has spoken more eloquently about this...

Jul222013
A Challenge to Love and Trust One Another

A Challenge to Lov

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Researching a priest's obituary while working at a diocesan newspaper, I learned that, following ordination in 1942, the...

Jul212013
Unity of Mission

Unity of Mission

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871   “The Christian faithful are those who, inasmuch as they have been incorporated in Christ through Baptism, have been...

Jul202013
Friendship, Hospitality, Faith

Friendship, Hospit

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When I was in seminary preparation to become a priest, my friends and I were told to give homilies that focus on one point and...

Jul192013
Hunger For Freedom, Hunger for the Eucharist

Hunger For Freedom

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Editor's Note:  The following is an excerpt from a homily given at the 1976 International Eucharistic Congress in...

Jul182013
A Sacrament of Healing

A Sacrament of Hea

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On May 5, 2011, my life as I knew it changed forever.  After three weeks of unusual bruises and other symptoms, I was...

Jul172013
Strength in Illness

Strength in Illnes

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1511    The Church believes and confesses that among the seven sacraments there is one especially intended to strengthen...

Jul162013
A Picnic with Our Sister of Mount Carmel

A Picnic with Our

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Right after I had made my decision to join the Carmelites, my best friend in high school and college asked me, “why...

Jul152013
A Safeguard in Dangers

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The scapular gets its name from the Latin word scapula, meaning “shoulder”.  It is part of the habit of monastics and...

Jul142013
The Lily of the Mohawks

The Lily of the Mo

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In 1656, a daughter was born to a Christian Algonquin woman and a Mohawk Chief.  Named Kateri, she began her life in a...

Jul132013
Spreading the Love

Spreading the Love

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A young girl, baptized Juana Enriqueta Josefina de los Sagrados Corazones Fernández y Solar, was born in Santiago Chile on...

Jul122013
Holiness is for Everyone

Holiness is for Ev

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It's a miracle worthy of examination.  You've finally made a promise to yourself and God to get up early, read the...

Jul112013
Our Woundedness

Our Woundedness

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One of my favorite methods of prayer is to read a passage from Sacred Scripture and imagine myself as a character in the...

Jul102013
The Truth of Annulments

The Truth of Annul

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“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 (NAB) Annulment = Catholic divorce,...

Jul092013
Come Away, My Beloved

Come Away, My Belo

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Editor's Note: Today, we are excited to feature a post that explores the connection between married love and the love God...

Jul082013
A Mysterious Sanctity

A Mysterious Sanct

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It's not easy to figure out what made Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati so remarkable. It is easy to understand why people loved to...

Jul072013
A Gift of Strength and Grace

A Gift of Strength

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THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY I. Marriage in God's Plan 1602    Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and...