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What Are Your Five Loaves and Two Fishes? A Homily for the 17th Sunday of the Year
Last edited 27th July 2015

The Gospel for Sunday 26 July is the story of the very familiar miracle of the loaves and the fishes. One is tempted to say, “Oh, that one …” and then tune out. But the gospel today contains a personal appeal from the Lord’s lips to our ears: “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?”


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3 Quick Takes on Catholic Prayers
Last edited 24th July 2015

Here are three reflections on three popular Catholic prayers Sharon Rayner is a Catholic wife and mother who has become increasingly aware of a call to evangelize using the new media.


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The Fire Next Time: A Meditation on the Glance of God from the Fiery Cloud
Last edited 23rd July 2015

As we read through the Book of Exodus in daily Mass at this time of year (16th Week of the year) there comes the passage about the crossing of the Red Sea. As God parted the waters, He went on ahead of the people in the fiery column of His presence. And describing the Egyptians pursuit of the Israelites is this passage:


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Four Teachings on Personal Prayer - A Homily for the 16th Sunday of the Year
Last edited 19th July 2015

The gospel for SUnday 19 July 2015 speaks to us of the priority of personal prayer. You may recall that in last week’s gospel, Jesus sent them out two by two to proclaim the Kingdom. Now they return, eager to report the progress and the graces they encountered. But as Jesus listens, he urges them (perhaps because they are overjoyed) to come aside and rest awhile, for they have labored long. In so doing, Jesus also teaches us about prayer.


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Three Helpful Prayers from the Roman Missal for Those Living in Dark and Difficult Times
Last edited 16th July 2015

One of the great and often-missed moments in the Mass is the opening prayer, also known as the “collect.” It is called this because after priest says to the faithful, “Let us pray,” he waits a moment as they do so and then “collects” their prayers and directs them to God.


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The Simple Prayer Practice that Will Change Your Life
Last edited 14th July 2015

In an age where we have made numerous technological advances that are meant to save time, we find ourselves busier than ever. What does this mean for the spiritual life. The most common answer to “why don’t you pray on a daily basis” is “I have no time.” Yet, is that really an excuse?


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To Protect and Serve: The Truth About Guardian Angels
Last edited 2nd July 2015

We need to remind ourselves of just what an awesome gift from God our guardian angel is – a gift that, too often, goes untapped.


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A Prayer for Trust and Confidence in God’s Mercy by St. Padre Pio
Last edited 1st July 2015

A Prayer for Trust and Confidence in God’s Mercy by St. Pio of Pietrelcina


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Political Responsibility: Pope's Prayer Intention for July 2015
Last edited 1st July 2015

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity." Throughout history people have held a negative view of politicians. Yet this month’s prayer intention reminds us that the ultimate goal of politics is justice and charity. In The Joy of the Gospel Pope Francis wrote: “Politics, though often denigrated, remains a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, inasmuch as it seeks the common good.”


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The Pope Paid for Our Trip to See the Holy Shroud. We Feel Loved.
Last edited 30th June 2015

Pope Francis paid for a number of homeless and economically disadvantaged people to travel to Turin to see the Holy Shroud. The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man, believes to be Jesus of Nazareth. Watch this video for more.

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