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FAITH ALIVE: Advent week one: Preparation, patience and memory
A statue of St. Joseph is seen at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Hicksville, N.Y., in this 2015 photo. St. Joseph is a bridge for the church between Advent and Christmas. CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz
A statue of St. Joseph is seen at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Hicksville, N.Y., in this 2015 photo. St. Joseph is a bridge for the church between Advent and Christmas. CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz
During Advent, Christians patiently await the revelation of the face of God at Christmas. More ...
Friday, November 10, 2017

FAITH ALIVE - Thanksgiving -Making a holiday holy
Thanksgiving Day is a day where a holy spirit pervades. Holiness is found in the elements of giving thanks, discovering unity and reaching out to others. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Devotions and popular piety
Popular devotional practices are not a substitute for the liturgical life of the church; rather they extend it into daily life. More ...
Friday, October 13, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Living vocations
I had to learn that a vocation is a call, not something I could bargain about with God and decide on my own terms. He was calling, I just had to listen better. More ...
Friday, October 6, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Reformation Series: Catholic-Lutheran dialogue after 500 years
Scholars still will study the important points of faith that erected walls between Christians in the 16th century and afterward. More ...
Friday, September 29, 2017
FAITH ALIVE; Reformation series: Counter-Reformation and the Council of Trent
The story of the Catholic Church at the time the 16th-century Catholic Counter-Reformation began is multidimensional. More ...
Friday, September 22, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Ecumenical Dialogue: Who was Martin Luther?
Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a German monk of the Order of St. Augustine. He was a biblical scholar and a successful preacher. He taught at a university and had a pastoral assignment as well. This latter assignment helped him to become a famous homilist. More ...
Friday, September 15, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Respect Life Month
In my early high school years, I hung around the hippy crowd. We were all about long hair, rock music and anti-war marches. More ...
Friday, September 8, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Practicing a eucharistic life
In a recent address, Pope Francis noted that liturgical education is an unending process. Pope Francis reminds us that liturgical fruitfulness is not merely a matter of participating in the Sunday Mass but attuning ourselves to pray fruitfully. More ...
Friday, September 1, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Become a missionary disciple today
Pope Francis' invitation in the apostolic exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel" ("Evangelii Gaudium") to all the faithful to be "missionary disciples" has captured the hearts and minds of many. So, it is only fitting that we reflect on what it means to live daily as a missionary disciple. More ...
Friday, August 25, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: What does it mean to trust in God?
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



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