Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/22/17
Father Joseph Burke, SJ believes that the central issue faced by people who are away from the church is: What gives life meaning? “A lot of people have lost that sense of meaning” he explains. “They begin to ask themselves, “What is my life all about? Why do ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/15/17
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 well-being that can disappear ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/30/17
Matthew Kelly has written a small but powerful little book called “The Mass Journal.” In it he has a golden nugget of an idea that will improve your spiritual life and how you experience that one hour every Sunday at Mass.
Here is his step by step plan: ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/25/17
People often think “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.
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Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/18/17
In the early church, acts of kindness were hallmarks of the faith. Helping the poor, feeding the hungry,clothing the naked, caring for the ill, and burying the dead all stemmed from Christ's admonition to "love one another." The song lyrics "they will know us by our love" rings as ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/12/17
There are times during our day we come across people who are suffering or in 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 is a way to help people who are suffering or in need that is immediate and goes directly to the source of all healing. Simply ask them "Can I pray with you?" right there on the ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 6/05/17
The Catholic Church invites all of us to become saints. Every generation has its’ call to Sainthood. Starting with the apostles, the early church was grown in the blood of the Christian martyrs who died for the Faith.
Saints, down through the ages, offer role models for us on ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 5/29/17
During the Easter season there is a golden thread of hope that runs through most of the readings. The Risen Christ whose beginning ministry was blessed by the Holy Spirit at his baptism, appears to the frightened apostles who are hiding behind locked doors.
As he stands in their ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 5/21/17
Jesus said to them, ”Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink” (John 6: 53-56)
Doubts about the Real Presence have been around ... Read More »
Posted by Kathy Steiner on 5/10/17
What a role model for Discipleship! Mary's "YES" changed the world forever. Her humble and unquestioning acceptance of her role brought salvation to the world. Today, she points out to all women how important our "yes" is to bringing Christ to those around us.
In the Hail Mary she ... Read More »