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Faithful Obedience and Fraternal Correction

Friday, July 16, 20210140 It has become increasingly common today for the lay faithful (and, to a lesser extent, deacons and priests) to openly and publicly criticize bishops, the Apostolic See and even the pope himself. This criticism usually takes place on the internet,...

Father Dankasa: To be Clothed in Humility

Thursday, July 15, 20210256 I was reflecting on the text of 1 Peter 5:5-7, and I found it a very compelling lesson on humility and pride: “And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for: “God opposes the proud and bestows favor on...

Father Bayer: St. Joseph and Father’s Day

Saturday, June 19, 2021021 On Dec. 8, 2020, Pope Francis dedicated the coming year to St. Joseph. Now, in June, we are at the halfway point. To participate in his intention for the year, I read “Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father” by Father...

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Father Bayer: Social justice

I’ve come to realize that the phrase “social justice” provokes very different reactions in Catholics, often according to their knowledge of the Catholic tradition and to their political sympathies. My sense is that some Catholics are very... Saturday, May 8, 2021

Father Dankasa: Showcasing your faith to renew the face of the Earth

We celebrate Pentecost to commemorate the action of the Holy Spirit as He stirs the people of faith and removes their fears, empowering them to live out their faith with pride. As people of faith, when we allow the Holy Spirit to stir us we fly... Thursday, May 6, 2021

Father Esposito: The path of life in Psalm 16

The first Christian Bible study was held Easter Sunday on the road to Emmaus. Cleopas and his anonymous traveling companion are wallowing in despair about the death of Jesus, to such an extent that they are fleeing Jerusalem moments after hearing... Sunday, April 18, 2021

Father Dankasa: Remembering our Purpose on Earth

I remember growing up and learning catechism using the question-and-answer format of the simple catechism of the Catholic Church, which was mainly memorization. I still remember very well many of the questions and answers because they have stayed in... Thursday, April 15, 2021

Father Bayer: Spiritual Direction

A healthy spiritual life is like a docile and trusting child happy to grow under a mother and father. In this image, we all need “spiritual direction” like we all need mothers and fathers, men and women ready to affirm, teach, console and... Saturday, April 3, 2021

Father Gollob: This Holy Week, listen to what Jesus teaches us

Celebrating the liturgies of Passion Week presented many hidden treasures if we had just listened closely to the Gospel readings. Think about the bystanders on the street as Jesus came riding in on a burro. Would you have grabbed a branch and... Friday, April 2, 2021

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