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Turning 60 Twice

Over the past few weeks I turned sixty years old two times.

Proof of God’s Love

Pharisees and scribes frequently confront Jesus in the Gospels, but in this passage, Sadducees question him.

Help from Mary

Very often, solutions to our problems are simpler and more available than we realize.

‘If you’re not a sinner, there’s no place for you in the Catholic Church’

This week’s Gospel, Luke 18:9-14, highlights the importance of humility. It’s the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. The spiritual masters often call humility the foundation of the Christian life. It’s the fundamental attitude for approaching God. 1 Peter 5:5 says, “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God […]

Counting Steps

With the advent of devices like Fitbit, the Apple watch, and other gadgets, it has become commonplace for people to measure daily activity such as how many steps one has taken in a day.

The Vulnerability of Prayer

This Sunday’s reading from Luke’s Gospel is a very familiar story. Ten lepers approach Jesus and are healed, yet only one returns to give thanks.

Doing the Catholic Minimum

It may sound strange to ask, “What is the minimum I need to do as a Catholic Christian?”

On Wealth and Brotherhood

Will money condemn you? This week’s gospel reading, the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) seems to say that.

Diocese Releases List of Accused Clergy

The dreadful scourge of sexual abuse of minors has wounded our entire family of faith.

Seeking to Find the Lost

Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel remind me of something that happened to me while I was living in Europe a number of years ago.

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November 17, 2019
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph