Category Archives: Catechism

New Evangelizers: The Five Effects of Grace

God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work, (2 Corinthians 9:8). Grace is powerful, plentiful, essential and effective. Through … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: The joy of the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Isaiah 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-3, 7-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11 It isn’t often that we speak about God’s power and gifts given to us. In Revelation 22:1-2, St. John had his last vision of heaven. He saw “living water” flowing … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Put God first and see his covenant blessings

Exodus 20:1-17; Ps 19:8-11; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25 The first theme this week is the 10 Commandments. The first three are God-centered. 1) "I am the Lord your God you shall not have strange gods before or along side … Continue reading

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‘Open wide the doors to Christ’ by Fr. Bob Hilz

Memorial of Pope St. John Paul II,1920-2005 How do I summarize the life of the second longest reigning pope in Church history? He was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland. He lost both of his parents and older brother before … Continue reading

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Six Pivotal Points in Coming Home by Karl Erickson

Editors Note: In his conversion story, Thirst for Reverence, Karl Erickson described his journey home to the Catholic Church. Here he shares how the obstacles were met and resolved in his heart. I’d like to address six areas that were pivotal … Continue reading

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Openness to Change

(At CatholicMom.com our  Lawn Chair Catechism lesson for this week from Sherry Waddell’s “Forming Intentional Disciples” is Chapter 7: The Third Threshold: Openness.) Openness to change, although applauded in our culture, takes courage. We fear what we will lose. We … Continue reading

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Prisms by Margaret Rose Realy

The upstairs windows are washed, and the glass and crystal knick-knacks on the top of the sash and sill have been wiped off. Looking out, I notice the seventy-foot maple in the neighbor’s yard is tipped in dark red. Within … Continue reading

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Bishop Ricken Offers ‘10 Ways Catholics Can Live The Year Of Faith’

  September 24, 2012 WASHINGTON—To honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the twentieth anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has announced a Year of Faith, starting October 11 and ending November … Continue reading

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