Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Idiot’s Catechism

By Guest Blogger Mary DeTurris Poust Cate-what? Admit it: When you hear the word “catechism,” you’re eyes start to glaze over, or, if you’re of a certain age, you may even have flashbacks to those line drawings of a red-horned … Continue reading

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New Doctor for the Year of Faith: St. John of Avila

 By Guest Blogger Br. John Paoletti [Pope Benedict opened the Synod on the New Evangelization on October 7 and declared two new doctors of the Church, St. John of Avila (1500-1569) and St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)] Pope Benedict XVI announced, to all … Continue reading

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Proclaiming the Gospel of Suffering

By Blogger Dr. Tom Neal, PhD I was talking the other day with a fellow theology professor about the challenges of evangelization in a culture that, in its increasingly post-Christian form, becomes progressively more inimical to the Christian worldview. The … Continue reading

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New Evangelizing Priests

By Guest Blogger Father James A. Wehner, S.T.D., Rector/President, Notre Dame Seminary Pope Benedict XVI announced the Year of Faith in October 2011 in the apostolic letter Porta Fidei in which he recalls Saint Paul’s apostolic ministry in Acts 14 when Paul … Continue reading

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Faith and Perinatal Loss

By Guest Blogger Lisa Schmidt {This excellent Catholic blogger from Iowa reflects on how her diocese allows faith to help in healing from pregnancy/infant loss} Does your diocese or parish offer a healing Mass for those who have suffered perinatal … Continue reading

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Lily of the Mohawks

By Guest Blogger Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. For more than 300 years, generations of faithful Catholics have prayed for the sainthood of Kateri Tekakwitha. Today in Rome, they’ll celebrate her canonization. We offer here a reflection on her life as a … Continue reading

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Saved by Beauty: The Sacred/Pop Art of Colleen Nixon

By Blogger Tom Neal, PhD If you want to hear what ‘faith seeking music’ might sound like, give ear to my take on a wildly talented young woman whose gift of music has the power to lift hearts in a … Continue reading

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