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May 14, 2009 By Terrance Callan Sixth Sunday of Easter (B). Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17 It is natural for us to care most about the people close to us and those who are most like us. And we easily assume that God cares more about

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 By Scott Mussari Certain things in our world are so prevalent and so present to us that oftentimes our eyes simply overlook them. These objects blend into the background; we’re desensitized to their impact. The beauty of a blue sky, the look on the face of

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 By Terrance Callan Fourth Sunday of Easter (B): Acts 4:8-12; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18 During the Easter Season we focus our attention on the death and resurrection of Jesus as the means of our salvation. We do the same thing every time we celebrate the

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 By Father Rob Waller Do you remember the Lone Ranger? Who was always with him? Exactly! Tonto. Apparently, the Masked Man was not really a lone ranger. He had a faithful, human companion. Even with his silver bullets to protect him and his white stallion on

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 By Sister Carol Gaeke, O.P. “God made man is His own image and man has returned the compliment,” quipped the French philosopher Voltaire. This tongue-in-cheek line reveals two sides of the Easter mystery. On one is the belief in God becoming human and then being taken

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 By Father Timothy P. Schehr Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 This Sunday the apostle Thomas takes his famous misstep in faith. He needs absolute proof before he will believe his brother apostles have seen the Lord. It is a disappointing stance from someone who

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 By Christie Hadley Christianity has always been a part of my life, but I knew I was searching for something deeper, something more — something to bring me closer to God. I found that something in the Catholic Church, and in a few days I will

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 By Father Kyle Schnippel One saint stands out in a particular way among parish priests. Known for his own personal holiness, his doggedness in completing seminary and his dedication to time in the confessional, St. John Marie Vianney, the Curé of Ars, is called upon to

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 By Father Timothy P. Schehr Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; John 20:1-9 John’s Easter Gospel is remarkable for its simplicity and its silence. John lets us discover the wonderful truth of the Lord’s victory over death by letting us see it for ourselves

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 By Father Earl Fernandes In his online report March 20, John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter wrote: “It’s almost as if the pope has made two separate visits to Cameroon: the one reported internationally and the one Africans actually experienced. In the U.S. and many