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Gregorian chant: for some, a richer worship experience

By Chaz Muth                                                                                                                             Catholic News Service (Photos by Chaz Muth, Bob Roller and Gregory A. Shemitz) WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Erin Bullock steps in front of the altar at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, she is … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, April 8, 2018: Seeing with eyes of faith

The sacred events of Holy Week may lead us to ask — Why did Jesus, the Son of God and second person of the most holy Trinity, suffer a cruel, unjust death on a cross? Was Jesus’ suffering the only means by which humanity could be reconciled to friendship with God?

      Jesus was “obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). With these words, this Sunday’s second reading invites us into the heart of why Jesus embraced his passion and crucifixion. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

Deacon’s family grieved after King murder, witnessed aftermath

By Chaz Muth                                                                           … Continue reading

Posted in U.S., World

Sunday Scripture readings, April 1, 2018: Christ Is Risen!

What does it mean to be a son or daughter of God? Does it mean to be a human person, created in God’s image? Yes, and so every one of us is a son or daughter of God, a reflection of God, as any child is a reflection of his or her parents.

      But what kind of relationship is involved in being a son or daughter of God? The answer lies within God. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

Sunday Scripture readings, March 25, 2018: Divine obedience and human betrayal

The sacred events of Holy Week may lead us to ask — Why did Jesus, the Son of God and second person of the most holy Trinity, suffer a cruel, unjust death on a cross? Was Jesus’ suffering the only means by which humanity could be reconciled to friendship with God?

      Jesus was “obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). With these words, this Sunday’s second reading invites us into the heart of why Jesus embraced his passion and crucifixion. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

In light of faith: The church as field hospital for the wounded

“Can I keep you?” Casper whispers into Kat’s ear, and she ever so softly agrees. Somehow in that moment it didn’t matter that Kat was human and Casper was a ghost — an attraction crossed that very real divide. The most powerful messages of the movie “Casper” relate to love and belonging, giving and receiving … and even letting go.

      These themes always captivate the human heart. People are searching for love and ways to give themselves away. At times they are even eager to say “yes” when they hear the proposal, “Can I keep you?” Continue reading

Posted in CNS columns, focus on millennials

Imitate St. Pio’s life, don’t forget poor, marginalized, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy (CNS) — Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern culture treats as … Continue reading

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