The Three Movements in God's Word!
- Catholics traditionally when feeling drama, hurt, or even distraught over
events in their lives, will always seek God's word for understanding. Similar to
the prophet Habakkuk, we ask God how long must we cry for help and you do not
listen? Here our faith seeks understanding for how to calm our stormy lives.
When seeking answers to our compelling issues in life, knowing the three moves
of God's word that intertwines throughout our lives daily, can be inspiring as
we wait on the Lord and be of good courage (Ps. 27:14).
Youth & Young Adults
Dying to Self
- What does it look like to be crucified with Christ? What does it mean that "I
no longer live?" How do I deny myself? I wanted answers. But it seemed no one
had any. I wanted to know what it looked like to be completely surrendered to
Christ and to die to self. But I didn't know anyone who could tell me what I
needed to do to make that happen. Of course, we all can give examples of those
people that sold everything they had and moved to Africa to serve the poor and
destitute. But I wanted to know how to do that right here, while still having
electricity and running water.
Faith STILL Engaged -
If you participated in the XI National Black Catholic Congress in July 2012 in
Indianapolis, Indiana, I'm sure you will recall many memorable moments - the
powerful homilies, great liturgical music, inspiring talks and workshops, the
Servant of Christ award ceremony and many others. Included in those highlights
would also be the approval of the National Pastoral Plan.
After much hard work and preparation, we
went to Congress with a draft of a Pastoral Plan. That draft came from
a National Survey on African American Catholics, Diocesan Days of
Reflection and input from African American Catholic leaders throughout
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NBCC News >>
Pope to engaged couples: After ‘I do,’ comes ‘may I, thank you, sorry’ -
The secrets to a loving and lasting union, he said, include treating each other
with respect, kindness and gratitude, and never letting daily struggles and
squabbles sabotage making peace and saying, "I'm sorry. "The perfect family
doesn't exist, nor is there a perfect husband or a perfect wife, and let's not
talk about the perfect mother-in-law!" he said to laughter and applause.
Planned Parenthood agrees to pay $2 million in fatal abortion procedure -
Tonya Reaves was a healthy 24-year-old African-American woman. Sixteen weeks
pregnant, she had an abortion performed on July 20, 2012 at Chicago's Planned
Parenthood clinic on South Michigan Avenue. There were complications - and
Reaves died on the operating table. Planned Parenthood has now paid out $2
million to Reaves' family.
Atheist And Muslim Presidential Candidates Face The Most Bias -
While ninety percent of Americans would vote for a black, a woman, Catholic,
Hispanic, or Jewish presidential candidate, only 54 percent would vote for an
atheist and only 58 percent would vote for a Muslim according to a Gallup poll.
Israelis look forward to Pope’s Holy Land visit, rabbi says -
Pope Francis’ visit to Holy Land is scheduled for May 24-26. Fr. Hofmann
outlined three paths of dialogue: the first is to develop the “theological
dimension of dialogue,” because “Christian roots are Jewish, and because Christ
was Jewish.” The second path is “collaboration for justice and charity, with a
priority to the poor, the homeless, and sick and marginalized people.” The third
path, he said, is a closer and more visible collaboration in education.
Canon Law Society of America - On November 12, 1939 in
Washington, DC, a group of canonists established the Canon Law Society of
America as a professional association dedicated to the promotion of both the
study and application of canon law in the Catholic Church. In February of 1981,
the Society incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the District of
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Bishop Says Groundswell Of Interest, Excitement Needed In Father Tolton’s Sainthood Cause
- Members of St. Augustine Parish in South Bend gathered Saturday, Feb. 1, for a
presentation on the cause for canonization of Father Augustus Tolton, the first
Catholic priest of African American descent in the U.S.
Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus resource
- Devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus is one of the oldest devotions in the
Church. Our Blessed Mother adored the Most Precious Blood of her infant Son on
the day of His circumcision as the first drops of His Precious Blood were shed
amongst many tears for the salvation of our sinful humanity.
God Triumphed in the Person of Christ
- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in his audience on Ash Wednesday of 2008 spoke of
how the season of Lent is a time of spiritual retreat lasting 40 days which
offers to the faithful the means to attain the true joy that comes from
friendship with God. With that as a background, I would like to share with you
some reflections on the liturgy of the Lenten season.
Health & Wellness >>
What is Depression?
- Depression is a serious medical illness; it's not something that you have made
up in your head. It's more than just feeling "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a
few days. It's feeling "down" and "low" and "hopeless" for weeks at a time.
There are several forms of depressive disorders.
Book of the Month
The Way of the Cross
- Inspiring meditations on the Way of the Cross for everyone's life journey.
Joan Chittister, one of the most popular religious writers today and a prophetic
voice for many years in the American church, had never before written a book
length treatment of the stations of the cross. When she heard that noted artist
Janet McKenzie had painted the fifteen stations, she was eager to write the
Author of the Month >>
Thomas Keating - founder of the
centering prayer movement, is an author, teacher, and monk who has worked for
many years to foster understanding among the world's religions. A member of the
Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, Father Keating has served at
monasteries in Colorado and Massachusetts.
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