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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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LOOKING TOWARD HOLY WEEK - THE GOD WE MEET

transfigurationBiblical commentators tell us that the passion narratives were the first parts of the Jesus story to be proclaimed. Each evangelist approaches the narrative with his unique perspective and one would expect an opening scene in the garden of Gethsemane or in Pilate’s courtroom where Jesus receives his sentence, is then tortured and taken off to Calvary for his execution. But in Matthew's account that’s not what we hear first. Instead there is a long narrative about Jesus and his disciples at the Last Supper and judging from the goings-on around that table we can imagine that Jesus’ passion has already begun..

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HEADLINES & ARTICLES OF INTEREST

  • ARTS & FAITH: LENT
    ARTS & FAITH: LENT

    Video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art.
     

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  • US BISHOPS' DOCUMENT AGAINST TRANSGENDER HEALTH CARE IS A DISASTER
    US BISHOPS' DOCUMENT AGAINST TRANSGENDER HEALTH CARE IS A DISASTER

    That the bishops assume they understand in totality the incomprehensible complexity of God’s creation generally and the human person particularly is a consistent and errant attitude.

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  • GIVING TO THE POOR IS NOT CHARITY. IT’S JUSTICE
    GIVING TO THE POOR IS NOT CHARITY. IT’S JUSTICE

    We are called to imitate this divine impartiality, as Jesus did, when he took his place with the least of these and literally had no place to lay his head.
     

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  • SHOULD WE BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT SYNODALITY?
    SHOULD WE BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT SYNODALITY?

    Models for parish renewal demonstrate concrete, synodal approaches to evangelization and leadership, but strategies for these alone are not enough. Ultimately, this is a “spiritual path”.

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  • CATHOLICS NEED A NEW 'FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP'
    CATHOLICS NEED A NEW 'FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP'

    Since the early Church Fathers, Christianity has taught that politics must be for the common good of the whole community. The measure of the common good is the lived life and dignity of the poor.

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  • WHAT SHOULD THE EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL LOOK LIKE?
    WHAT SHOULD THE EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL LOOK LIKE?

    Eucharistic Revival and ecclesial revival are the same; it is one revival. The signs, therefore, that the Eucharistic Revival will be a real revival will be holiness and unity.
     

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  • 10 YEARS OF POPE FRANCIS: WOMEN, LGBT CATHOLICS, SEX ABUSE AND WHAT COMES NEXT
    10 YEARS OF POPE FRANCIS: WOMEN, LGBT CATHOLICS, SEX ABUSE AND WHAT COMES NEXT

    Reflections on what Pope Francis has accomplished so far, describing the Francis era as “a historic papacy” that comes at “a watershed moment” for the church.

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  • BUILDING A ‘CULTURE OF US’
    BUILDING A ‘CULTURE OF US’

    The challenge of our time is to shift from criticism to construction – from fighting old wars to creating new institutions of shared flourishing.
     
     

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