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Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 17, 2017: Living in the joy of the Gospel

“Rejoice in the Lord!” is the invitation of this Third Sunday of Advent when God’s word calls us, once again, to enter into the meaning of life in light of the mystery of the Incarnation, soon to be celebrated in the great feast of Christmas.

Traditionally called Gaudete Sunday, the theme of rejoicing in the Lord echoes through the readings and into our hearts and lives. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

In light of faith: Vocational discernment and anxiety

“The purpose of vocational discernment is to find out how to transform (our choices), in the light of faith into steps toward the fullness of joy to which everyone is called.” These words from the introduction to the Vatican preparatory document for the upcoming synod on “Young people, faith and vocational discernment” reiterate Pope Francis’ call to our church today: to live the joy of the Gospel. Continue reading

Posted in CNS columns, focus on millennials

Christian vocation is to serve life, health, pope says in message

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church’s care for the sick, especially through Catholic-run hospitals, is an antidote to “the business mentality that is seeking worldwide to turn health care into a profit-making enterprise,” … Continue reading

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‘Crowning jewel’ of national shrine — Trinity Dome Mosaic — dedicated

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The overflowing congregation at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception hardly needed reminding to raise their “eyes to the heavens” during a dedication of the Trinity Dome … Continue reading

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Vatican renews call for peace, negotiated solution on Jerusalem

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following days of violence and backlash after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appealed for “wisdom and prudence” to prevail. … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 10, 2017: The Advent blahs

Advent: time to figure out which commandments I’ve been breaking and squeeze in confession before Christmas. Is that the message of today’s readings? Continue reading

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Bishop lays out detailed policies for ‘morally acceptable’ tax reform

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a new letter to members of Congress, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, outlined a sweeping package of changes in pending tax reform legislation to ensure the final bill … Continue reading

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