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FAITH ALIVE: What does it mean to trust in God?
Two young women pray with a patient at a outside the destored outside St. Francis de Sales Hospital after the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. CNS photo/Bob Roller
Two young women pray with a patient at a outside the destored outside St. Francis de Sales Hospital after the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. CNS photo/Bob Roller
Trust is a simple word. While a basic concept, trust is a necessary component of all human interaction. By definition, trust is the firm belief in the integrity, ability or character of a person or thing. More ...
Friday, August 18, 2017

FAITH ALIVE: Rereading the life of Christ in ordinary time
Take care not to disembody Jesus. That advice is derived from "The Joy of the Gospel," Pope Francis' widely read 2013 apostolic exhortation. More ...
Friday, August 11, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Viewing the humanity in Mary as a woman of her time
A few years ago, a survey was conducted around the world of parents of young children. The survey asked these parents what qualities they would like their children to have when they grew up. More ...
Friday, August 4, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: 'Lectio divina' and the beauty of faith: Discovering art as an aid to worship
Think of the last time you read words on a page or screen. Perhaps it was the headline news, a newspaper column, blog post or online article, your email or Facebook page. More ...
Monday, July 31, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: 'Development means peace,' 1967 encyclical said
Development is "the new name for peace," Blessed Paul VI declared in "The Progress of Peoples" ("Populorum Progressio"). More ...
Friday, July 21, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Looking anew at the realities of suffering
Profound suffering, like a howling wind sweeping over and around people, is a force to contend with. It shakes people, knocks them off balance and causes them to feel uncertain what to do or which way to turn. More ...
Saturday, July 15, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: The Role of the Laity
Do you know any wife and husband who hold identical views on every practical concern in their lives together? More ...
Friday, July 7, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Do we look forward to the life of the world to come?
Heaven is so hard to imagine! For heaven is to such a great extent unknown to us. More ...
Friday, June 30, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Keeping faith in the Summertime

My family missed Mass a few weeks ago. It doesn't happen often, so my youngest looked genuinely confused when I told him we weren't going.

"Like at all?" he asked.

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Friday, June 23, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: The extraordinary mission of ordinary Catholics
Recently, I had an encounter with a fellow traveler at a restaurant. We made small talk for a few minutes and then started to talk about family life. More ...
Friday, June 16, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: What is spiritual direction?
Have you ever sat down for coffee with a good friend and found yourself sharing a problem with her? This friend is a good listener and suddenly you find her showing you your own problem, perhaps in your own words, but in a new light. More ...
Friday, June 9, 2017

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