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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.

Suffering as an Education in Christian Life

uffering. Into every life a little must fall…even Christian lives. Some think that shouldn’t be the case.

God will never be outdone in giving

You’re a good Catholic, right? You’re living your faith.

Exchanging One’s Birthright

Among the unusual and instructive episodes recounted in the Book of Genesis is that of Esau,

The Audacity of Prayer

This Sunday’s Gospel is a summary of Jesus’ teaching on prayer.

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October 21, 2019
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph