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Christmas with Pope Benedict

Posted by Fr John Nolan on 1/06/17

These quotes and reflections from the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, are excerpted from "Christmas: Pope Benedict XVI Spiritual Thoughts Series." "Presence"

Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are beginning, invites us to pause in silence to understand a presence. It is an invitation to understand that the ... Read More »

World Day of Peace 2017

Posted by Kathy Szamocki on 1/02/17

Perhaps the best known Catholic contribution to responding to violent conflict is the just war tradition , which was developed in order to reduce recourse to war and to limit its humanitarian consequences.

But there is a second tradition as well.  Lesser known is our Catholic commitment to active ... Read More »

Another New Year

Posted by Kathy Szamocki on 1/01/17

Every 12 months, as the New-Year rolls around, we all brag about our New-Year's resolutions. With inflated chests and with all the authority we can muster, we announce to any and every available ear, that we're going to lose weight, stop drinking or smoking so much, as well as ... Read More »

New Year, New You

Posted by Kathy Szamocki on 12/22/16

Each new year brings challenges and opportunities to learn from the past, to live in the present and to plan for the future.  These three elements of daily life form part of the cycle of our lives.  As we begin another calendar year, the opportunities to grow and change ... Read More »

Christmas Throughout the Year

Posted by Kathy Szamocki on 12/19/16

Welcome to the Christmas season. I found this delightful reflection to share with you and was unable to find a author citation.  “Every year I have a familiar experience. I'm out shopping, and go through the checkout line, and pay for my stuff. When the cashier hands me the ... Read More »