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FAITH ALIVE; Reformation series: Counter-Reformation and the Council of Trent
The upper portion of the sculpture
The upper portion of the sculpture "Saint Ignatius Loyola," by Juan Martinez Montanes and Francisco Pacheco, is seen in the exhibit "The Sacred Made Real" at the National Gallery of Art in Washington Feb. 24, 2010. Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish priest who in 1540 founded a men's religious order, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), to respond to the Protestants and to strengthen the Catholic Church. CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec
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
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



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