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Three Days That Changed the World!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/16/19

During the Easter Triduum we celebrate the last three days on earth of the one person who defied death with the empty tomb, Jesus Christ.

The Easter Triduum marks the end of the 40 days of Lent and the beginning of the three-day celebration of the death and ... Read More »

Always Be Prepared!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/16/19

St. Augustine says that “no one can be ready for the next life unless he trains himself for it now”.  Lent offers us the perfect opportunity to design our own personal spiritual training plan.

What follows are some holy exercises that you can weave into your own daily ... Read More »

Fasting

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 4/03/19

Our March 24th bulletin mentioned that during Lent we are called to fast from more than food.  You are asked to reflect on what you can fast from that would help you to choose Christ, to choose love.

Below are six fasting suggestions from a little book called ... Read More »

Ponder Deeply

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/18/19

Recently, a devastating tornado in Beauregard, Alabama took the lives of 23 people from ages 8 to 89 with one family losing 10 members.  The country was shocked at the loss of life that happened so quickly with no warning.  It makes you realize how short life can ... Read More »

Whatsoever You Do

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/14/19

In Victor Hugo’s book “Notre Dame of Paris” Quasimodo, the hunchback, is tied to a water wheel.  He is forced by the jeering crowds to continue to push it.  He is thirsty and asks for water to drink but no one pays any attention.

Suddenly, a little girl ... Read More »

What are You giving up for Lent?

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 3/06/19

The church has given us the powerful spiritual practice of fasting which means doing without something for a period of time.  Fasting teaches us to disciple our wills to say no to ourselves.  To detach and make room for God in our lives.

Many of you might already ... Read More »

Keep Holy the Sabbath

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/27/19

The Pew Research Center (PRC) asked this question pointing out that we have this thing about happiness.  We have certain inalienable rights, declares our Declaration of Independence, among them “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Two hundred years later how are we doing?

When PRC looked at ... Read More »

Recharge Your Batteries

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/20/19

Paul’s letter to the Romans, Chapter 13, focusses on a series of short but powerful recommendations.  These heartfelt passages deal with three types of love.

First, Paul reminds us “to keep loving one another as brothers and sisters...”  As our faith is based on our relationship with God ... Read More »

The Safety Net

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/13/19

We are called to honor the poor and to give them precedence, out of the conviction that they are the true presence of Jesus in our midst.  “As you did it to the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40). (Message of Pope ... Read More »

As the family goes, so goes the nation!

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 2/07/19

 

Many years ago, Father John Hardon, S.J. wrote an article on the “Survival of the Catholic Family”.  He warned that the Catholic family in super developed countries, like the USA, is on trial for its existence.  He foresaw the even more deadly struggles we are facing today between ... Read More »