Category Archives: Renewal

Touch Jesus

by Sr. Linda Koontz Be close to the poor and to those in need, so as to touch in their flesh the wounded flesh of Jesus. Please draw near to them. —Pope Francis “The spirit of the Lord is upon me; … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Are we firelights for Christ?

1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-130; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 In the first reading young King Solomon, Kind David’s son, begged God for wisdom and understanding to care for the people of Israel. We could ask God … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Why I Remain Catholic

The Anchoress Elizabeth Scalia posed the question on her Patheos blog, “Why do I remain Catholic?” to Catholic writers and all media persons in this post. #WhyRemainCatholic is going wild. This conversation is timely for me, for I’ve begun writing … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-19-17

God’s To-Do List for you – Nancy Ward tells a story of a working mother and asks, “What surprises do you imagine God has on his To-Do List for you today?” Joy Stories: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith – Virginia Pillars writes, I look … Continue reading

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Tour the new website: NancyHCWard.com

Inspiring and Equipping Catholics to Evangelize is the theme of the new website. NancyHCWard.com, It’s meant to help us: Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 4-21-17

Joy Stories: Reversion at Passover – Faith Roberts writes how her return to the Catholic Church was slow and subtle with many little turning points, the best happened at a Passover dinner. Easter Sunrise Storm – What made Easter the … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive posts 3-17-17

Lent: Your Ways – by Amy Welborn – For Lent, if I am to be deeply reconciled to God, I need to know who God is and what God’s call to me is. That won’t happen by listening with half … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Our joy is in God’s kindness and love for all people

Leviticus 19:1-2, 1-18; Ps 103: 1-4, 8,10, 12-13; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38- When we read and study the Bible, we see over and over again how much God loves and cares for his children that he has placed on … Continue reading

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