Oct202012
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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 ask of you.”  Jesus plays along for a moment: “What do you wish me to do for you?” We hear their response:...

Oct192012
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THE NORTH AMERICAN MARTYRS

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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 here for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.  And here at Google Play for Android devices.  (We're currently #28 in...

Oct182012
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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 are excited to be able to share with you excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI.  The Year of Faith presents a special...

Oct172012
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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 visiting Rome around Christmas or Easter, the answer is the Holy Father's Sunday Angelus address and his Wednesday...

Oct162012
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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 to shun busy work so that we have time for contemplative prayer.  But notice that Jesus does not tell Martha to stop...

Oct152012
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FAITH & MUSIC: FISHERS OF MEN

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Listen to “Fishers of Men” by Popple Your browser does not support the audio tag. Giddy up Year of Faith! When I was a teen going through Confirmation preparation we were encouraged to pick a Saint who would...

Oct142012
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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 trilogy is Frodo Baggins.  The protagonist of Gone With the Wind is Scarlett O'Hara.  The protagonist of The...

Oct132012
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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 keep you updated here on the blog and give you the link when it’s available for download.  Thanks for your...

Oct122012
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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 strength of a parish by the way they say the creed.” That got me thinking.  As you may know Pope Benedict has claimed...

Oct112012
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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 relationship with Jesus.  We’ve got some exciting things to share, like video posts, virtual pilgrimages, photo galleries...