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Nancy Ward is a convert, journalist, blogger, published author and speaker on her conversion, Catholicism and Christian community in Texas. She loves to share her faith story and help others share theirs through her Sharing Your Faith Stories seminars and DVD. She contributed four chapters to The Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion. JoyAlive.net and NancyHCWard.com
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Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Ps 67:2-3, 5,6,8; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32, Matthew 15:21-28 In the past months of my travels I have learned some new things that are helpful for my understanding of our church and world. One bishop described the church … Continue reading
Who owns your body? Keep Calm and Carry On Friars Corner: Listen for that tiny whisper
1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Ps 85:9-14; Romans 9:1-5; 14:22-33 There is a link in the first and gospel readings today. The Elijah story harkens back to Moses on the same mountain amidst storms, lightning and clouds when God gave him … Continue reading
Are you a Joy Detective? Circle of Good: Loving the sinner Friars Corner: Jesus calls us also as friends
When construction began on the mile-long bridge across the lake behind our home I lamented that progress was stealing the scene I treasure. I like to sit in the kitchen window seat and read when I have a few minutes, … Continue reading
featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com Our parents and spiritual mentors taught to hate the sin and love the sinner. This haunting story, compelling me to share it. The author is unknown and the facts cannot be authenticated. Like a biblical parable, the message … Continue reading
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Mark 9:2-10 This Sunday we bypass the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time to celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus. High on a mountain Jesus’ true identity and glory … Continue reading
Finding Bridges to bring fringe Catholics home New Evangelizers: God’s Partners Friars Corner: Are we firelights for Christ?