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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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Surprise Summer Page-Turner

During his training as a Jesuit in 1960s Argentina, Pope Francis taught literature. He also was a friend of the great Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges.   So it’s no surprise that his recent book, The Name of God Is Mercy, is an inspiring look at what he calls “the first attribute ...
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Sixth Sunday of Easter—True Peace

“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it ...
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