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Quoting the Pope

In one of his short stories—“The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether"—Edgar Allen Poe wrote, “Believe nothing you hear and only one half that you see."   This statement, which has been altered in various ways and attributed to writers other than Poe, is nonetheless good advice if it means that ...
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SCCs can take Pope’s advice and ‘get out there’

When we think of forming small groups, we tend to stick to the familiar. Maybe there is a parish-wide effort, or maybe there are friends who are already part of your faith circle with whom you feel comfortable that you invite to participate in your faith-sharing group.   Those are good starting ...
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The comet who briefly lit up the Church

On August 26, 1978, Albino Luciani was elected Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, choosing the name John Paul I.   I was caught off guard by the election of Pope Francis and, like most people, I had to learn who Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio was.   When he had been in office for ...
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To Wait with Love

Jesus spoke often of our need to be vigilant. For example, he told the story of the five foolish virgins who let the oil in their lamps run out before the arrival of the bridegroom and the story of the faithful and prudent steward whom the master left in charge ...
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Be My Witness: ‘The hour has arrived!’

Given the challenges of the day, wouldn't it be great if there were a turn-key process to help infuse new life into your parish? Or, how about a practical program for making Pope Francis' call for a pastoral and missionary conversion of the Church come to life?   Inspired by The Joy ...
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This Word Changes Everything

The Internet came on the scene back in 1995 or so. By 2000, it was becoming a household word, and business people adopted the mantra “The Internet changes everything.”   In the Church, we are halfway through our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.   When the Holy Father proclaimed the jubilee ...
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