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Make Lent a Pilgrimage

  I vividly remember my trip to the Holy Land more than twenty-five years ago. As we gathered before the trip we all agreed we would not go to the Holy Land as tourists but instead as pilgrims. On the bus we prayed and sang together, read Scripture, and shared faith, ...
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Small-Community Ideas That Work: Storytelling

Embracing the reign of God, facing the challenge of conversion, and embarking on our spiritual journeys are frequently made possible through the storytelling that takes place in small communities.   When men and women share faith stories, and their parish respects and values these stories, both the individuals and the parish community ...
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Small Community Ideas that Work: Advent

Our liturgical seasons are marked by symbols and colors and actions and events to be remembered and celebrated. As we gather to share faith in our small communities, let us mark this season of preparation with images to remind us of who we are and what we are about.   The Advent ...
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Summer Joy

“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22   I spent a few wonderful days this summer at the pool and beach with my niece Lindsey and my grandniece Carolina. Carolina, still fresh from God, is 19 months old and has a contagious ...
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Had I Forgotten?

I have just returned from a RENEW trip to Germany where I had the pleasure of bringing our Why Catholic? process to members of the Archdiocese for the Military Services—the Catholic people who serve our country on military bases all over the world.   This trip included visits to the bases of ...
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Violence Can’t Have the Last Word

Even as we celebrate the hope of the Risen Lord, we have been confronted again with the darkness of hatred and violence. As people of faith, our response to such acts perpetrated by a handful of depraved and misguided human beings cannot be pessimism.   Rabbi David Wolfe offered this thought on ...
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