March 2021

All in for Holy Week

A while back, I used to see bumper stickers on many cars from on of the local megachurches that simply said “All In” with a logo of their church brand. It’s a popular phrase meaning “completely committed, ready and willing to devote myself to that particular church and their mission.” Not a bad public relations […]

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One of the many things I love about being Catholic is the interconnections between all the elements of our faith including the liturgical life of the Church, the devotional life, and the Holy Scriptures. The Scriptures come alive in these practices. Far more than just reading printed words on a page or doing a Bible

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Stepping up Our Prayer

I am a bit of a statistics and survey-research nerd, so I recently read from the Pew Research Center on religion and public life the state that only 58% of self-identifying Catholics said they pray every day, with 13% reporting seldom or never praying. (We don’t do as well as Protestants in this regard, especially

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The Last Hours of Jesus: From Gethsemane to Golgotha – Fr. Ralp Gorman, CP

Each of the four Gospels tells only part of the story of Jesus . . . and all of them leave out background facts that are essential to understanding events surrounding Jesus’ arrest, trial, and crucifixion. That’s because the Gospels were written for readers already familiar with many of the persons, places, parties, and politics that governed

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