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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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Pope Says Relax and Don’t be a Sourpuss

The recently published book, “Pope Francis: His Life and His Own Words,” documents the interviews Pope Francis had with two Argentinian journalists while he was still Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio. One of the journalists asked him, “Do we need to rediscover the meaning of leisure?” Pope Francis replied: “Together with a ...
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The Perfect Day

My son was baptized on Pentecost. Celebrating his first sacrament, and joining all Catholics around the world celebrating the birth of the Church on the same day was an amazing experience. I’d love to take credit for some ingenious planning, but it was the Holy Spirit at work. Two dates ...
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Home Away from Home

I was on staff at a retreat house and, as leader of song, I had a full view of the congregation for every gathering. One Sunday afternoon at the closing retreat Mass, I noticed a young woman I had not seen all weekend. Granted, there were about 175 women ...
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The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, celebrated on February 2, commemorates the first appearance of the Holy Family in the Temple in Jerusalem. Mary, although perpetually a virgin, underwent the ritual purification required of the mother of a firstborn son. In fact, for centuries, this feast was known ...
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Wesolych swiat!

At the back of RENEW International’s Advent Awakenings, Appendix 4 describes the Eastern European custom of sharing the opłatek on Christmas Eve. Although I am “Prisco” by birth and “Capurso” by marriage, my strongest ethnic identity is the gift of my mother’s Polish-American family, the Kakoleski’s, and the opłatek tradition ...
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