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The Parable of the Talents

May 9, AD 2017 1 Comment
The Parable of the Talents

The Parable of the Talents is a Kingdom Parable couched in terms of reward and punishment,1 outlining the consequences awaiting those who have been entrusted with God’s word and given the freedom and ability to make it bear fruit. God seeks the active cooperation of the faithful in the establishment of His kingdom,2 and failure […]

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There is no such thing as a Christian doormat

March 24, AD 2017 3 Comments
There is no such thing as a Christian doormat

By guest writer Nick Chui. There is a very insidious theological idea around, especially among conscientious Christians who dearly desire to love Jesus and follow His teachings, that somehow, Our Lord’s injunction in the Sermon of the Mount to “turn the other cheek” and His shameful death on the cross means that to be a […]

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The New Evangelization: What’s new, why now?

March 10, AD 2017 5 Comments
The New Evangelization: What’s new, why now?

By guest writer Nick Chui. Evangelization: Why is the Gospel good news? The word “evangelization” comes from the Greek “Euangelion” meaning the announcing of good news. St Paul and the apostles were excited about the person and message of Jesus. They had encountered Jesus as a Savior, who by His cross and resurrection, has triumphed […]

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Order

February 6, AD 2017 0 Comments
Order

Most of the liturgical year is comprised of “Ordinary Time”, when the Gospels follow the earthly ministry of Christ. This does not mean that the time is humdrum or nondescript; rather, it refers to ordinal numbers – first, second, third, and so on. Humans have a compulsion to order things, and Catholics are no exception […]

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What Ms. Frizzle Taught Me

June 19, AD 2016 0 Comments
What Ms. Frizzle Taught Me

(This post originally appeared on www.yellowpelican.net) It started with an episode of the Magic School Bus and ended with a trip to Urgent Care. Last summer, we had just moved to a new city and had minimal resources – a couple new friends and no real knowledge of the area. I had a six month […]

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Living in the Noise

July 21, AD 2015 2 Comments
Living in the Noise

Recently, I went to a Sunday night baseball game to cheer on my beloved Washington Nationals.  When the Nats play on Sundays, the local parish offers an extra Mass for baseball fans coming to the game, affectionately called #NatsMass. Not only is it the perfect way to attend Mass right before the game – still […]

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Taking the Gospel to the streets of Facebook

June 23, AD 2014 2 Comments
Taking the Gospel to the streets of Facebook

I could be very mistaken, but I suspect that the majority of readers here and at other Catholic blogs are somewhat in the choir. If I were to do a survey, then I would bet that our audience here is somewhat like the audience of the active members in parishes. We enjoy our Catholic faith, […]

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What Happens When We Become Like Children?

May 23, AD 2014 1 Comment
What Happens When We Become Like Children?

Since becoming mobile, my one-year-old son has developed a rather terrifying habit of climbing up and diving off anything he can get a leg up on. Of course, I’m always right there to catch him before he face-plants in to the carpet, in which he repays me with heart melting laughter and a goofy smile. […]

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Hear the Gospel in Spoken Word Every Sunday

March 13, AD 2014 1 Comment
Hear the Gospel in Spoken Word Every Sunday

There is great power in words, especially words laced with passion and creativity. For today’s world, the art of Spoken Word is equivalent to the modern parable in that it has the ability to reach people, especially young people, in ways homilies and regular catechesis cannot. For that reason, I am very happy to announce […]

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Chosen by Jesus to Proclaim the Good News: One Filipino Family’s Call to Missionary Life

September 25, AD 2013 1 Comment
Chosen by Jesus to Proclaim the Good News: One Filipino Family’s Call to Missionary Life

By Joseph Summers Here at Family Missions Company (FMC) we are constantly blessed to see the transforming power of the Gospel! When our missionaries share God’s Word and Truth in sincere love for the poor whom they serve, God shows up and changes lives. This was the case last year, when Sammy and Lindsey Romero […]

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More than a Feeling: One Missionaries’ Honest Reflection in Calcutta

September 13, AD 2013 4 Comments
More than a Feeling: One Missionaries’ Honest Reflection in Calcutta

By Rebekah L. I’ll let you in on a little secret. Missionaries aren’t always enthusiastically happy. We get tired and crabby. We lose our tempers. We inwardly groan when there’s one more knock at the door. Sometimes the last thing we feel like doing is leading another retreat or helping another beggar. I was planning […]

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Medical Ethics: An Absent Church, God

September 1, AD 2013 1 Comment
Medical Ethics: An Absent Church, God

A Reflection With the advent of possible military action in Syria as well as a number of other issues, the HHS mandate and the controversy surrounding it has shifted to the background. As we began our medical ethics class I recalled the words of Cardinal George (Chicago) where he said, What will happen if the […]

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Christians, Be Wildflowers Not Wallflowers!

July 6, AD 2013 16 Comments
Christians, Be Wildflowers Not Wallflowers!

In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells us to “learn from the way the wildflowers grow” (6:28). They do not “work and spin,” they just sway in the wind of their God, accepting whatever comes their way: rain or sun. So what can we learn from wildflowers? Here are some ideas: 1. Embrace Your Uniqueness: Wildflowers have […]

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What the New Evangelization is NOT!

June 24, AD 2013 2 Comments
What the New Evangelization is NOT!

By Joseph Summers “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and so are the skins; but new wine is for fresh skins.” Mk 2:22 It is an exciting time to be a Catholic! Even more so a Catholic missionary evangelist! All […]

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Let the Men of God Arise!

November 12, AD 2012 3 Comments
Let the Men of God Arise!

One of the crises among young men today is that they have effectively been rendered worthless. This may be due to living a lazy and careless lifestyle, engaging in abusive and destructive behaviours problem gambling, drinking, drug use, pornography and lying or being a distant or absent father. In some cases this may have been […]

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