Stories of faith from around the Archdiocese

Which king will we serve?
Jesus Christ is King! We enter the Solemnity of Christ the King amidst political tension in our own country. This is nothing new when it comes to worldly powers. Power… Read More
Our Father asks for the grace to do his will
Today we continue discussing the Catechism’s teaching on the Our Father. We read, “After we have placed ourselves in the presence of God our Father to adore and to love… Read More
This Advent, invite Jesus into your heart as Mary did
Our world is filled with agitation, with the busyness and distractions of work, entertainment and pleasures of every sort. They call out as Sirens to those trying to navigate the… Read More
Government, economics and politics – all belong to God
We hear from the 22nd chapter of Matthew this Sunday. At this point the Lord is in Jerusalem just weeks before his Passion. Evil is closing in on him, and… Read More
Heaven can be in your heart
In my last column, we began looking at the Catechism’s teaching on the Our Father. We continue today by examining the phrase “who art in heaven.” What does it mean… Read More
Our balm for 2020: the communion of saints
Paula Kraus wasn’t afraid to utter the wish burning on her heart, the one that seizes so many preparing to lose a loved one. The Minnesota mom yearned for some… Read More
What we do in this world must be directed to the next
There’s an old saying about focusing so much on the trees that one loses sight of the forest. I remember learning this lesson many years ago as a seminarian during… Read More
In praying the Our Father, we are united to Jesus
In our study of the Catechism on “Christian Prayer,” we have come to the end of Section One. Section Two contains an exposition of the Our Father. But before speaking… Read More
Who is Jesus?
“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” Jesus asks his closest friends this very important question. He wants to know how the crowds are receiving and understanding… Read More
Perservering in prayer
St. Paul wrote, “Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer” (Rom 12:12). As we saw in my last column, God does not always answer our prayers, at least… Read More
Why does the sower waste so much seed?
This Sunday’s parable of the sower and the seed begs the question: Why does this fellow waste so much seed? He recklessly throws seed by handfuls on the path, among… Read More
Why doesn’t God always answer our prayers?
We’ve been discussing the Catechism’s teaching on personal prayer, most recently the objections to and difficulties people have in prayer. In today’s column, we consider why so many prayers seem… Read More

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