The Church Is No Expert…

Pope Francis call us to explore together how our Catholic social tradition can help the human family heal this world that suffers from serious illnesses.

Doers of the Word: Saints Oscar Romero and Vincent de Paul

On this joyful day, a reflection for all Vincentians on Saint Oscar Romero and St. Vincent de Paul: hearers and doers of the word.

Where did the Neighborhood Church Move To?

…people in the pews are looking for a significant spiritual message on Sundays and a community they’ll feel at home in.

Pestered by God?

Have you ever felt pestered by God? Tracy Kemme, SC has…and I suspect we all have at one point or another. Although she writes out of her experience as a young Sister of Charity of Cincinnati I suspect she is tapping into something that many can relate to regardless...
Children in church

Children in church

Something that deserves wider circulation about children in church… “A parishioner gave me the following intro from parish they had visited. It is called “Celebrating Children at our Parish”

Has Christ been divided?

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is jointly observed every year from January 18 through January 25 by the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches. The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014 is "Has Christ been divided?," a reference to 1...

Evangelii Gaudium – Pope Francis

Countless issues involving evangelization today might be discussed here, but I have chosen not to explore these many questions which call for further reflection and study. Nor do I believe that the papal magisterium should be expected to offer a definitive or complete...

How Jorge chose Francis

Reuters reports in an article "Pope Francis wants Church to be poor, and for the poor"... "(The Pope) recalled how on Wednesday night, as he was receiving more and more votes in the conclave, the cardinal sitting next to him, Claudio Hummes of Brazil, comforted him...

What young Catholics want

What young Catholics want

The church young Catholics want As a young Catholic who works with many young Catholics, Annie Selak, offers these thoughts in a Washington Post piece. A church that takes our experience seriously A church that emphasizes the inclusive ministry of Jesus A church that...

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