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Posts Tagged ‘faith-sharing’



Faith is often caught as much as it is taught!

A reflection for Catechetical Sunday, September 15, 2013   It was a fun and inspiring visit last Saturday. Two children played on the floor creating funny videos of each other; the adults conversed about everything and anything as the children pretended not to be listening; there was music and TV in the ...
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Strong Women of Africa: Burundi—Marguerite Barankitse, Part I

Marguerite—Maggy, as she’s called—creates oases, drawing from a deep well of faith that allows the waters of God’s love to flow into the desert of the Burundian province of Ruyigi to make it bloom.   I first met Maggy in 2004 when RENEW International began its partnership with the bishops of the ...
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Catholics and the Bible

When television was still a novelty, we would watch almost anything just because it was on.   In the early 1950s, for instance, when I was only about ten years old, I watched Life Begins at 80, on which a panel of four octogenarians would answer questions mailed in by viewers.   On another ...
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Five Things Not To Do This Lent / Cinco cosas que no se deben hacer en Cuaresma

I have always loved the season of Lent. For me, it is a time to refocus on God and get my life in right order. As a child I thought Lent was about giving up things like candy and fighting with my sister, Mary. I have come to realize ...
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Miracle of Healing and Reconciliation

In April 1994, President Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and President Cyprian Ntayamira of Burundi were assassinated when their plane was shot down near the Rwandan capital of Kigali. The incident was followed by a wave of genocide during which the Hutus slaughtered the Tutsis. The month that followed was brutal ...
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“Be Still and Know That I Am God”

Do you ever feel that God may not hear your prayers? Do you think that there are so many other things God has to take care of that He may not be listening? We have all heard the story in Luke’s Gospel of the man who was so persistent that ...
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