Faith & Spirituality
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The following reflection is by a fifth-generation member of the Mission of Sacred Heart in Bevier. Diagnosed with autism at age 9, he communicates solely through writing. Walking through the year … more
The morning of the Feb. 25 began with planned blood tests and PET/CT Scans — a look to see what the effects of the treatment has had, good or bad. I found myself with a growing nervousness … more
I ponder two questions when I kneel and stand in church, reciting our prayers in unison with our fellow parishioners. First, do we concentrate on what we are saying, putting our hearts into our … more
It always intrigues and challenges me to hear life coaches talk about the importance of “beginning with the end in mind.” St. Benedict of Nursia certainly had the end in mind over … more
“A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes, and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the Outside, is not a bad picture of Advent.” — … more
Holy Mother Church will soon be asking us all to pray with the Church triumphant in heaven on All Saints Day and to pray for the Church suffering on All Souls Day. And so as we continue to fight the … more
When my adult children were young, they would occasionally inquire on a Sunday morning when having a hard time waking up, ‘Do we have to go to Church?” To which I would reply, … more
I recently had reason to ask others for prayer, and it was a surprisingly tough decision. People have asked me to pray for their health, well being, better employment, employment for their kids, even … more
The following is a message from the Jefferson City diocese’s diocesan coordinator of women’s ministry: "Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve … more
Chemists and economists speak of equilibrium conditions, where the concentrations of reactants and products, or supply and demand, are in balance. If you have a bottle of soda water with the cap on, … more
Somewhere beyond deadline, my mind drifts back to the teachers, mentors and friends who helped me figure out how to get to where I am. The professor who said, “Make it beautiful if you … more
If you ever have religious conversations with our Protestant brothers and sisters, chances are you’ve been asked why Catholics insist on keeping Christ on the cross. Protestant places of … more
Fr. Gallagher’s ministry to people in the slums of Lima, Peru, who are infected with HIV receives support from the Diocesan Mission Collection: Henry comes calling once and sometimes twice a … more
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