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Synod Seeks to be Beacon in Troubled Waters

by Jennifer Manning

This year my 11th grade Morality students are reading Making Choices: Practical Wisdom for Everyday Moral Decisions by Peter Kreeft. The opening paragraph of the book reads, in part, “…our civilization is dying because its fundamental foundation and building block,...

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St. Teresa of Avila and the keys to union with God

by Sarah Metts

On October 14th the Church celebrates the feast day of one of the greatest of all Spanish saints. A mystic, Carmelite reformer, prolific writer, and the first woman declared a doctor of the Church—St. Teresa of Avila.

Blessed with physical beauty,...

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Taking Time to Remember

by Melissa Overmyer

Remembering … what a lovely idea.

Pope Francis talked about it in his Tuesday morning homily last week.

It is a lost art, isn’t it?

In our slap-dash/get’er-done/ASAP/nano-second-world, remembering and the time it takes to sit and ponder the “goodness of the...

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Vatican roulette and IVF: What's the deal with Catholic sex?

by Jenny Uebbing

Catholics seem to be, how can I put this ... a tad obsessed with life.

Life from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death. Life-long commitment within the marriage relationship. Openness to life within marriage. Support for life...

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Why Care about the Synod in Rome?

by Deb OHara-Rusckowski

An “Extraordinary General Assembly Synod” focused on the family has convened in Rome. What does this mean? Why do Pope Francis and the bishops feel this is needed?

If you simply listen to popular media networks you might be lead to...

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October 23, 2014

Thursday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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Lk 12:49-53

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First Reading:: Eph 3:14-21
Gospel:: Lk 12: 49-53

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