July 19, 2020
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Are You a Dynamic Catholic?

This question is being asked in parishes across the country, as a result of the efforts of Matthew Kelly and his “Mission Team” at the Dynamic Catholic Institute in Cincinnati. According to its website the Institute has reached over 20 million...

Good News Isn’t Good News if We Keep it to Ourselves

It must have seemed to the Pharisees and the priests and Levites sent from Jerusalem that John the Baptist was being deliberately vague and uncommunicative—for instead of coming right out and telling them who he was and what he was doing, he gave...

I Knew You Could Do It

If you were in a public square surrounded by many individuals, imagine being asked this question by a friend of Jesus: “Right now, would you walk to the focal point of the square and speak for 5 minutes about how Jesus has impacted your life?” I...

The Good News or a Working Assumption?

A middle-aged Protestant named Keith was visiting his dying father in a Catholic hospital, sitting quietly in a corner of the room, overcome with helplessness and grief. A Catholic nun came into the room, nodded at him, then went to the dying man’s...

So, What is Love?

In preparing couples for marriage, I enjoy asking them what seems to be a simple question: “So, what is love?” Now for many of us, the word love is among our favorites. On any given day, I would wager that we utter the word many, many times. But do...

The Hand of God

I don’t think one has to be a mystic or even a serious thinker to see the hand of God at work in daily life. God’s presence is ubiquitous and whispering softly to those willing to listen to His voice. I have two very recent examples of His...

Sharing our Faith

Once there was a man named Bill who owned a small grocery store in a little Midwestern town named Willow Bluff. He was a simple man who ended up making a big difference in the lives of many people. Most other small businesses in town had closed, due...

Your Gift to God

In 1998, the Congregation for Catholic Education and Congregation for the Clergy issued a joint declaration regarding the Basic Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons. The document mandates that candidates for the Permanent Diaconate receive...