FROM OUR EDITORS—February 25, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Author: Joan McKamey ~ February 20, 2018

"This is my beloved Son. Listen to him." These are God the Father's words about Jesus at the Transfiguration. God speaks in the imperative, making his words a command. Do it! He leaves us no wiggle room. He tells us to listen to Jesus—not only when it's convenient but also when it feels inconvenient, not only when it's popular but also when it's [...]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—February 25, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ February 20, 2018
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Mark 9:2–10 Sunday’s Gospel story of the Transfiguration gives us a glimpse of Jesus’ Risen life after the events of his suffering and Death. This event gives us a vision of Christian living. It gives us a notion of ourselves transformed by the power of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Each season of Lent is another […]

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Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace

Author: Joan McKamey ~ February 20, 2018
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Pope Francis invites us to join him on Friday, February 23 to observe a Day of Prayer and Fasting for peace in war-torn countries, particularly South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Reflecting on the suffering caused by conflict, Pope Francis said, “Our heavenly Father always listens to his children who cry […]

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When Tragedy Happens (Again)

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 20, 2018
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After the mass shooting in a high school in Florida last week, we are left asking again: How do we, particularly as Catholics, respond to tragedy? And how do we help children deal with the feelings they may have—fear, anger, or sadness? In “Peace in Hard Times: A lesson for families,” CATECHIST’s Susie Lloyd writes, […]

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Share, Care, Prepare

Author: Nicholle Check ~ February 20, 2018
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Even the youngest children can understand that Lent invites us to share, care, and prepare. Each of us is called to share what we have, care for others, and prepare ourselves for Easter through prayer and meaningful sacrifices. Children may think that because they don’t have their own money, they don’t have anything to share. […]

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Lessons for RCIA Scrutinies

Author: Joan McKamey ~ February 20, 2018

Lent is an ideal time for reflecting on the meaning of our baptism and how well we are following Christ with our lives. In many of our parishes, we have adults (and often children of catechetical age) who are preparing to be initiated into the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—March 4, 2018 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Author: David Dziena ~ February 19, 2018
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  John 2:13–25 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus makes it clear that the real temple of God lies within us. His cleansing of the Temple in Jerusalem calls us all to cleanse ourselves. We have the days of Lent to make a special effort to become less selfish and more loving—to renew and deepen our […]

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