October 2013


Oct312013
Not Scared Off By the Frights of This World!

Not Scared Off By

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For some reason, humans like to be scared – we don creepy masks to freak out friends, pay inordinate amounts to watch...

Oct302013
Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us From Ev

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Editor's Note: Halloween is tomorrow and as the world often uses this time of the year to focus on things that are evil –...

Oct292013
Black Catholic History Month

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We come from families whose Black Catholic roots go back many generations. We spent most of our youth in the Catholic Schools,...

Oct282013
Catholic All Stars

Catholic All Stars

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When I first encountered Christ in college, my heart was set on fire for evangelization. I think it is typical after your initial...

Oct272013
Day for the Family

Day for the Family

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This weekend in Rome, Pope Francis celebrates special liturgies with families who have gathered for pilgrimage.  Last night he...

Oct262013
I Am a Sinner

I Am a Sinner

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Tomorrow's Gospel reading tells us about a tax collector who repents with true humility.  He confesses to God, “I am a...

Oct252013
Salt of the Earth & Light of the World

Salt of the Earth

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MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER
 TO THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD
 ON THE OCCASION
 OF THE XVII WORLD YOUTH DAY 
(TORONTO 18-28...

Oct242013
A Culture of Life

A Culture of Life

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One of the great legacies of Blessed Pope John Paul II to the Church and world was his passion for building a Culture of Life,...

Oct232013
The Mystery of the Mother

The Mystery of the

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Blessed Pope John Paul II had a deep and life-long devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus, perhaps because he lost his own...

Oct222013
JP2: A Life in Pictures

JP2: A Life in Pic

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Karol Wojtyla was born in Wadowice, Poland, on May 18, 1920 to Karol and Emilia.  He had an older brother 13 years his...

Oct212013
Celebrating a Legacy

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On Tuesday (the 22nd) the Church celebrates the feast of Blessed Pope John Paul II, soon to be canonized a saint!  Here at My...

Oct202013
Saintly Costume Ideas

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It's that time again, when children and adults alike are putting together creative costumes for trick-or-treating,...

Oct192013
Persistent

Persistent

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Today, we are happy to share another great reflection from Mark Hart (aka “The Bible Geek”) on this weekend's...

Oct182013
The Prayer of a Parent

The Prayer of a Pa

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May the Father bless you with a restful, peaceful and healthful sleep;May you wake with the fire of the Holy Spirit, in the...

Oct172013
The Key to Catholic Identity

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What does it mean to be Catholic? Being Catholic can means many things; rooting for Notre Dame, coming from a large family, going...

Oct162013
Porta Fidei

Porta Fidei

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Two years ago, Pope Benedict first announced a celebration of a Year of Faith.  Set to launch on October 11, 2012, Pope...

Oct152013
Inalienable

Inalienable

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2273    The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and...

Oct142013
To Moses Emmanuel, As You Are Baptized

To Moses Emmanuel,

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I'm writing you this note on your baptismal day, Moses. Someday, your mom and dad can read it to you; in time, you'll...

Oct132013
Imagine Sisters

Imagine Sisters

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We hope you've heard about all the great things Imagine Sisters has been doing, and if you haven't, we intend to tell...

Oct122013
Unclean?

Unclean?

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There is a story that I recently read in a Catholic periodical about a man named George. George, 26, is from a village in central...

Oct112013
Good Pope John

Good Pope John

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We had an exciting announcement from the Vatican this week:  Pope Francis revealed that the canonization of two beloved...

Oct102013
Thy Will Be Done

Thy Will Be Done

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In my position, I spend a fair amount of time traveling by air.  Whenever there is an especially uncomfortable flight due to...

Oct092013
Loved Without Judgment

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Editor's Note: Today is Part 2 of our feature of the work of the Women's Care Center.  Click here to read Part 1....

Oct082013
Courageous Choices for Life

Courageous Choices

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Founded by theologian Dr. Janet E. Smith, Women's Care Center has been a vehicle for many of us in the mid-West to put our...

Oct072013
The Joy of Heaven Begins in the Rosary

The Joy of Heaven

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People spend their whole lives in search of happiness. Everyday new variations of different philosophies of life are proposed...