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Living Our Faith: Mission Trips

Each year, many Catholic universities, colleges, high school, parishes and dioceses embark on mission trips, or service trips. Fear, financial concerns, life responsibilities -- these...

The evolution of Pentecost

Pentecost, Greek for "50th day," was originally a Jewish term referring to the 50th day after Passover. For the first Christians, it was the...

Spiritual fruits of Pentecost

  Jesus assured his disciples he would not leave them as orphans; he promised the Father would send another Advocate to be with them always...

Have a heart! The promise of Pentecost

"The sound of the word 'heartless'" is nothing less than "horrible," in Benedictine Father Benoit Standaert's view. There is a striking difference between living "with...

Living Our Faith: Pentecost: Filled with the Spirit

The Spirit's promise that life always can be renewed is the promise of Pentecost. Sometimes, as with the apostles, the Spirit's manifestation is astonishing and...

Living Our Faith: How can the Church be there for families...

  (From the Faith Alive archives, Oct. 6, 2014)   It might be that Pope Francis had the art of family living in mind when he convoked...

Living Our Faith: Catechetical Sunday, Missionary discipleship

  "Living as Missionary Disciples" is the theme of this year's Catechetical Sunday, celebrated on Sept. 17. On that day, as catechists are commissioned for their ministry,...

Living Our Faith: The wisdom of our grandparents and elders

Grandparents represent a family’s memory, while helping orient the family toward its future. In a faith that treasures life from the womb to the tomb,...

Living Our Faith — Create your own Christmas family traditions

Catholic News Service Sometimes I get stuck on how I think Christmas morning should be: namely, me well-rested and with a cup of coffee warming...

Living Our Faith — How the Christmas story points beyond itself

Catholic News Service The Christmas story is vibrant and fast-moving, replete with vivid images of angels celebrating an infant's birth and shepherds going “in haste”...

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