Scripture

Getting Out of the Boat

What would it take for you to get out of the boat?

Yes, Lord!

In an ongoing series of parables about the kingdom of heaven, Jesus uses the image of someone finding a hidden treasure in a field

True Conversion Results in Fruitful Disciples

This Sunday’s Gospel is the very familiar parable of the Sower.

The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

It begins as a very private act.

An intimate sharing between friends

Have you ever experienced deep feelings of loneliness?

Bringing Home the Gospel

In the second reading for this Sunday, St. Peter admonishes us, “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope” (1 Peter 3:15). This verse has become a kind of rallying cry for one approach to the world. In this view, the world is a dark […]

Why is it so hard to believe?

Recently Canadian philosopher, Charles Taylor, asked an interesting question. Why is it so hard to believe in God in our modern world? In the year 1500 it seemed virtually impossible not to believe in God? How did we get to this very different place? Believing in God today is like swimming against the current, while […]

‘As the Father has sent me, so I send you’

If Easter is the big idea of the Gospels, in this Sunday’s reading we discover the purpose for the resurrection.

Easter Sunday

Some things, or qualities are such an essential part of something else, we can’t imagine having one without the other.

In Spirit and Truth

Although it might seem to some to be common sense, psychologists have identified a basic human need called a sense of belonging.

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August 19, 2017
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph