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FAITH ALIVE: A spirituality of work
St. John Paul II holds the Book of the Gospels as he enters the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this Dec. 24, 1999, photo. St. John Paul II once said,
St. John Paul II holds the Book of the Gospels as he enters the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this Dec. 24, 1999, photo. St. John Paul II once said, "Work must help man to become better, more mature spiritually, more responsible, in order that he may realize his vocation on earth." \(CNS photo/Andrew Medichini, Reuters pool
"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
FAITH ALIVE: Palm Sunday: How Jesus' entry into Jerusalem fulfills Old Testament prophecy
It is a common adage by now that the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New Testament, and the New revealed in the Old. The life and ministry of Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of centuries of prophecy, and when the Gospel was spread around the world, this point got great emphasis. More ...
Friday, March 31, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Why fasting is a paradox
Fasting is a paradox for Christians. It encompasses seemingly contradictory intentions. More ...
Friday, March 24, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Almsgiving as an act of mercy
We all recognize Lent as a time of sacrifice, a time to prepare ourselves for the commemoration of Jesus Christ's passion, death and resurrection. More ...
Friday, March 10, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Three pillars, three saints
The three pillars of Lent -- prayer, fasting, almsgiving -- enrich our spiritual life during this penitential season. But they can also be challenging. More ...
Friday, March 3, 2017
FAITH ALIVE: Ways to pray during Lent
During Lent, Catholics are challenged to embrace the season's three "pillars" -- prayer, fasting and almsgiving. A pillar supports something, and in this case, the three pillars, taken together, support a strong Lent, worthy of our call to renewal, repentance and growth. More ...
Friday, February 3, 2017



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