Faith & Spirituality
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Vogel: A few at a time

Headline: “Jesus cures cancer — millions saved!”   We may wish that such were the case, especially if we or our loved ones have been afflicted. We may even question, … more

Pratt: Of love and Lent

Poor St. Valentine! Today’s commercializing of the holiday that bears his name overshadows the faith origins of the date and the saint’s sacrifice in the early centuries of the Church. … more

Howard: ‘On Seeing Two Brown Boys in a Catholic Church’

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Vogel: The grace of listening

John the Baptist says, “Behold, the Lamb of God,” and they follow. Jesus says, “I will make you fishers of men,” and they go with Him. He preaches in the temple and with a word, even … more

Nies: “Happy Peace!”

Evergreen garland, pastel ornaments, the Beach Boys’ “It’s the Little St. Nick” and Paul McCartney’s “Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime.” These were downright jarring to me … more

Vogel: Wait for the Lord ...

“Be watchful! Be alert! ...” Jesus’ words are unsettling, a warning of things to come but we are not told what it is that is coming. Is it danger? What fate will befall us? Or is it a … more

Vogel: In all things, humility

Again, Jesus admonishes the Jewish elite of His time. How had God’s Chosen People become so corrupted? Perhaps a better question is, “How can a humble person be a leader in a society … more

Father Geoffrey Brooke reflects on discerning the Priesthood

“You know you’ll never get married or have kids?” More often than not, that was the response I got when telling someone I was studying to be a Catholic priest. It was usually followed with, … more

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord ...

For the Month of Remembrance, the chairman of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission offers the following thoughts on the Catholic Funeral Rites and Burial: “In the face of death, the Church … more

Vogel: In truth and humility

Jesus taunts the religious authorities, the Pharisees and the Herodians. These were politically motivated groups that opposed each other but conspired together against Jesus. It’s easy to … more
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