Spiritual Life

from around the Archdiocese

How to participate with the Holy Spirit
Sometimes gold flakes surface along the periphery. The first or last picture in a photo shoot is the winner. The opening or final page of a book delivers the line… Read More
The mystery of the Cross
When I was just a newly ordained priest, my pastor tasked me with the responsibility of forming a committee to research and identify a new crucifix for our sanctuary that… Read More
YOUR HEART, HIS HOME: Taking our part in the Real Presence revival 
The first time I ever walked into the Center for Catholic Studies here in Minnesota, I remember thinking, “I’d love to get a job here one day.” Two years later… Read More
Total unity with God – body and soul
We don’t usually think of August as a month that honors Mary. Yet almost hidden in the heart of this late summer we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of… Read More
Ordinary Time ‘celebrates the saving work of Christ’
Summer in the archdiocese is very green. All around, the fields, gardens and outdoor spaces have clothed themselves in various shades of verdant splendor. Green is a sign of life… Read More
The priesthood is God's gift to us
During the month of June, most of the priests in our archdiocese celebrate the anniversary of their priestly ordination. Typically, the Archdiocese of Omaha holds priestly ordinations on the first… Read More
THE CATHOLIC CULTURALIST – What we owe God: recovering the virtue of religion
We are not used to thinking about owing anything to God. In many ways, religion has become focused on “me,” going to Church therapeutically to feel good about oneself. In… Read More
SPIRITUAL REFLECTION: The power of the Holy Spirit transforms us
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and to the ends of all the earth” (Acts,… Read More
Your Heart, His Home: Praise for the Master Gardener
When I first moved into the cozy little house I rent, my yard, especially the backyard, was a bit of a disaster. A double lot and long neglected by previous… Read More
Celebrating the ‘high’ holy days of Holy Week, Easter
It’s a truly special time of grace! Every year in early springtime (late March through mid-April), Christians throughout the world celebrate their most solemn “high” holy days in a time… Read More
Your Heart, His Home: “Leave it all on the course”
“Leave it all on the course.” I first heard this expression some years ago when my brothers were running triathlons. One brother is an actual Ironman, having completed events consisting… Read More
Word on Fire: The Psalms – The Church’s Songbook
I had the extraordinary experience recently of recording all 150 Psalms for the new Catholic Hallow App. Over the course of several sittings, sequestered in a tiny studio, I endeavored… Read More

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