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In light of faith: Young adult ministry accompanied me during addiction recovery

By Scott Weeman
The young adult ministry at St. Brigid Parish in San Diego saved my life.
On a Wednesday evening in October 2011 — having about 72 hours of sobriety from alcohol and drugs under my belt — I was greeted with a firm handshake by a young man who ultimately led the sea of men and women surrounding us in a weekly Bible study.
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Sunday Scripture readings, Sept. 17, 2017: Simple but challenging

To get the message of today’s Gospel, ask the nearest 6-year-old. The logic of Jesus’ parable is simple: If you refuse to forgive someone for a small thing they did to you, how on earth can you expect God to forgive your sins against him? Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Sept. 10, 2017: An invitation to love

God desires our friendship and love. But do we really believe this? Do we live as if we were convinced that God created us in love and for love? Continue reading

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In light of faith: First experiences of eucharistic adoration

I think I was 19 years old the first time I went to eucharistic adoration. It wasn’t regularly offered at my parish, and my family never lingered after Holy Thursday Mass.

      When my college chaplain informed us he was going to start offering it each week, I had to ask him for a tutorial. I was pretty uncomfortable during my first few visits. An hour seemed like an eternity to be looking at the host. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Sept. 3, 2017: Jesus lets Peter have it

“Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly. … Then Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him, ‘God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you'” (Mt 16:21-22). It has often been pointed out that Peter’s response to Jesus is self-contradictory. He calls Jesus “Lord” but tells him what to do. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 27, 2017: Our one foundation

      Surveys and opinion polls are part of everyday life. And while we may or may not agree with their results, one thing is certain — when a survey or poll is taken, people have diverse and even contradictory views about the same issue, event or public figure. Continue reading

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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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