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LIVING THE CATHOLIC FAITH IN THE 3RD MILLENIUM
A LAYMAN'S LOOK AT THE JOURNEY OF FAITH

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ADVENT 2 - COMFORT MY PEOPLE

loaves and fishWe listen, and wonder and pray, while we get caught up in the flurry of activities that accompany our preparation for the Christmas holiday. We know this holy season of Advent is important for us. We hear the words of promise and of exhortation. What Isaiah saw in prophetic vision we have learned from history. He described what the person and mission of the Messiah would be like; we know from apostolic witness how perfectly Jesus fulfilled that vision and promise. And through Baptism, we have become members of His kingdom of justice, peace and light.

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NEWS & HEADLINES

  • THE FACE OF GOD

    When we enter into God, we enter into that which is infinitely beyond and above every created thing and every created power and every created relation. It is far easier than we think to confuse self-sufficiency with holiness. It is far easier than we think to confuse ourselves with God

  • WOMEN NEED NOT BE PRIESTS TO LEAD CHURCH, FRANCIS SAYS IN NEW BOOK

    The pontiff brings up the issue of women serving in the church as part of a six-page reflection on the "leading role" that women have played during the pandemic.
     

  • THE MULTICOLORED PRAYER LIFE OF JOSEPH BERNARDIN

    In 1985, the editors of 'U.S. Catholic' asked Cardinal Bernadin about his spiritual practices and where he finds God. Here is the archived interview...
     

  • INCREASINGLY ISOLATED YOUTH CONNECT TO FAITH THROUGH RELATIONSHIP

    Young people do not see religious leaders as trusted adults, according to a new study. Only 8% of respondents ages 13-25 who are affiliated with a religious group say they have a trusted religious leader they could turn to if needed.

  • THE CHURCH IS LOSING TOUCH WITH WORKING-CLASS CATHOLICS

    The poorest Americans are abandoning Mass the most. It’s one of the manifestations of that deinstitutionalization, but the church should be the outlier, if we are what Jesus wants us to be. The church should be the place the poor turn away from last.

  • THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

    We all know the story of the “nones,” and the dire statistics about the decline of religious affiliation among young people. But these data hardly tell the whole story (Commonweal Magazine Podcast)

     

  • OUR FEUDAL CHURCH MUST REFORM

    The immense good done in the name of the Gospel by many in the Church is being systematically undermined by clericalism, ideological division, unelected leadership, bad management, and a willingness to turn a blind eye to vice.