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Keep The Faith

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/13/21

It is a real challenge to “keep the faith” today.  Our faith can be shaken by the secular world around us, our own doubts and the sometimes hard teachings of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis reminds us that “being Christian is not just obeying orders but means being in ... Read More »

Hope

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 9/05/21

GK Chesterton in his book What’s Wrong with the World said “We are all in the same boat but we are all seasick.”  The topsy-turvy world we currently live in today with pandemics, persecution and an uncertain future certainly makes the boat we are all in in need of ... Read More »

Can I Pray with You?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/30/21

There are times during our day we come across people who are suffering or in need.  They can be family members, friends, people we work with or complete strangers.  We wish we could reach out to comfort them and soothe away the worry and ache in their hearts.

There ... Read More »

Follow Me!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/23/21

There are 58 Gospel verses about “following” Jesus.  Let’s take a look at some of them and see what we can learn about being his disciple from Jesus, himself.

First, in Matthew 4:18 and Mark 1:19, we see Jesus approach his first four Apostles with the command “Follow me ... Read More »

The Centurian's Prayer

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/15/21

As Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came toward to him and said “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress.” And He said to him, “I will come and heal him.”  But the centurion answered Him “Lord I am not worthy to have you come under ... Read More »

Confession is Good for the Soul

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/09/21

People often ask “do I have to go to confession.  I’m a good person.

I can talk to God directly.  I don’t need a priest.”  Today, the long lines waiting to go to confession are gone and the use of the sacrament has declined dramatically among Catholics.

Are we ... Read More »

Practice Makes Perfect!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 8/01/21

The word practice means “repeated performance for the purpose of acquiring a skill or proficiency.”  People become better at something when they do it often.  If you want to be a better writer, you should write every day.  Athletes practice to be the best in their fields and we ... Read More »

World Day of Grandparents And the Elderly

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/25/21

Feast Day of St. Anne and St. Joachim

Pope Francis has established World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly on the fourth Sunday in July.  This is to be closest to the Feast Day of St. Joachim and St. Anne, the parents of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  ... Read More »

Joy is the Serious Business of Heaven . . . CS. Lewis

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/18/21

There is a tendency to confuse happiness with joy.  We often think they are synonymous.  Happiness is more a reaction to pleasure like eating an ice cream cone or reading a good book.  It is an emotional reaction in which we experience a state of wellbeing that can ... Read More »

Just A Reminder of What Spiritual Friendship Is

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/11/21

What exactly is spiritual friendship?  How is it different from regular friendships? Mary Poust in her book, Walking Together Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship, says “spiritual friends are two people bound together by a love of God.  They walk side by side with God always between them.”

Poust goes on to say that “spiritual friends magnify our virtuous qualities.”  More casual friends might bring out the worst in us like idle gossip and jealousy.  Spiritual friends bring out our best--inspiring us to live in humility, honesty and charity.  Spiritual friends inspire us to move beyond pettiness where our hearts and minds are focused on doing what is right.  They are reaching for life in heaven while accompanying one another as pilgrims following the Way here on ... Read More »