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FAITH ALIVE: Keeping faith in the Summertime
The Heinlein family of Ionia, Mich., attends Mass in the Canyon section of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Summertime is busy and full of the unexpected, but it's precisely in this chaos that we must find Christ. He is in the middle of our tornado of life, the one spinning with barbecues and camping trips and late summer nights. CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec
The Heinlein family of Ionia, Mich., attends Mass in the Canyon section of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Summertime is busy and full of the unexpected, but it's precisely in this chaos that we must find Christ. He is in the middle of our tornado of life, the one spinning with barbecues and camping trips and late summer nights. CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec

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
FAITH ALIVE: How can fatherhood possibly be a vocation?
I am the same father today that I was 44 years ago when my parenthood journey began. Yet, paradoxically, I am not the same. Fatherhood changed me! More ...
Friday, June 2, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: How do we understand mysticism today?
In the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome stands what art critics believe to be one of the great masterpieces of the Baroque era: The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. More ...
Friday, May 26, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: A spirituality of work
"Spirituality of work" is a phrase that sometimes elicits a bemused reaction. After all, putting together words with such divergent meanings might seem nonsensical, unless we take a closer look: More ...
Friday, May 19, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Listening, not lecturing: Pope Francis and young people
Pope Francis hasn't shied away from talking about his own mortality in recent months -- and perhaps that's the reason he's increased his focus on young people over the past year. More ...
Friday, May 12, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: A Catholic take on food culture
Probably no one has expressed the place of food in life better than American writer and gastronome Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher. More ...
Friday, May 5, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Reaching young people

Pope Francis hasn't shied away from talking about his own mortality in recent months -- and perhaps that's the reason he's increased his focus on young people over the past year.

 
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Friday, April 28, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: A brief history of Our Lady of Fatima
This year the Catholic Church celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the events at the Cova da Iria area of Fatima, Portugal, witnessed by three shepherd children who reported that they saw visions of Mary beginning on May 13, 1917, and then again on the 13th day of five subsequent months. More ...
Friday, April 21, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: The liberation Easter brings
Easter begins in the darkness and at night, when the great vigil Mass for this central Christian feast is celebrated. Yet Easter is all about daylight -- a "new day" in time. More ...
Saturday, April 15, 2017



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