Spirituality

The Only One to Change Is Ourselves

When I was at St. Mary’s in Stamford, which is a mostly-Hispanic parish, there used to be a running joke among the priests that all Hispanic women’s confessions began the same way: “Oh Padre, tengo problemas con mi esposo!” (“Oh, Father, I have many problems with my husband!”) And then they would proceed to tell …

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Respect devotees of KFC; don’t put the statue of Colonel Sanders in Church

Suppose a Catholic loves Kentucky Fried Chicken and talks about it incessantly. His fellow co-religionists may find it odd, worry about his arteries, but would likely consider him harmlessly eccentric. Suppose KFC Catholic decides to take it one step further. He carries the statue of Colonel Sanders in procession, places it on the altar, and …

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Ascension Launches New Program to Engage Catholics and Encourage Evangelization in 2019 and Beyond

“The 99” is a three-part system for evangelization aimed at kick-starting a renewal within parish walls and beyond. West Chester, PA, June 24, 2019 – Ascension has launched a new system for evangelization called The 99 to engage Catholics and encourage them to evangelize the Church, their communities, and the culture. The system is made up of three parts, each …

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Ordinary

Over the past couple of days, nothing ‘spectacular’ seemed to be happening, or so I thought. Such ‘non-activity’ left me feeling restless and uneasy. I was even ‘missing’ the moments of tension and conflict I was experiencing within in previous weeks since there was at least something to learn from them. Then this morning’s homily …

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