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In light of faith: Don’t wait for the young adult group to get involved in your parish

(A series of columns focused on and written by millennials and young adults) By Zac Davis Catholic News Service Young adults are tough to minister to. We’re on the move, our peers aren’t going to church with us, and we’re most likely … Continue reading

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Charlottesville: The antidote is in the venom

(CNS guest column) By Carole Norris Greene Catholic News Service The Ku Klux Klan once came out primarily at night, carrying torches with their faces covered by hoods with ghostly openings for eyes and mouths. Not anymore. They were out … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 20, 2017: Meeting the God you cannot understand

      God is mysterious, no question about that. Today’s readings provide ample evidence. “My salvation is about to come, my justice, about to be revealed,” God says (Is 56:1). Looking around at a nation and world filled with the opposite of his justice, we may wonder what that “about to” means. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 13, 2017: God speaks in silence

      Amid the noise and busyness of each day moments of silence are sacred spaces in which God speaks his love, mercy and wisdom. We grow in friendship with God in times of silence, however brief and fleeting. Continue reading

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In light of faith: Bishop Caggiano reaches the young with heart

Of all of the headliners billed for last month’s World Youth Day Unite in Washington, I was guessing that the two musicians — Audrey Assad and Tony Melendez — were the biggest draw for the young pilgrims who traveled to the St. John Paul II National Shrine. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 6, 2017: A distant feast?

You don’t have to work to discover the message of today’s Gospel. Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, Lord of all. And the implications are made as explicit as possible: Listen to him! Do what he says! Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, July 30, 2017: “Speak to me Lord”

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time       Cycle A Readings       1) 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12       Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130       2) Romans 8:28-30       Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46   By Jem Sullivan Catholic News Service God … Continue reading

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