“Long before the baby is born and the invitations are in the mail, we need to ensure that people understand, and deeply, that baptism is more than an excuse for a get-together; it is a transformative moment of grace.”
Catholics are missing the whole point of baptism
Advent is opportunity to get off pedestal of superiority, pope says
The season of Advent is a moment of grace to help believers stop being presumptuous and pretending to be self-sufficient, Pope Francis said.
‘Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing’
“Even several times in a single day, I find myself caught up in something trivial, something that took my heart elsewhere, instead of resting in God’s love. This holds especially true during Lent, as I realign my heart and my gaze on Jesus.”
Maureen Otremba: Communal healing
Sacraments are communal and it is appropriate they are celebrated in a gathered community.
Encountering Christ in the sacrament of the anointing of the sick
The Church believes Christ instituted this sacrament especially to strengthen us when we are being tried by illness.
Two generations of love: Couples share secrets to a good marriage
The Central Minnesota Catholic had some fun designing an adapted (and Catholic) version of the “Newlywed Game,” posing both entertaining and thoughtful questions to two couples about marriage.
What is your current ‘assignment of refinement?’
I had the incredible privilege of experiencing a couple of “grace encounters” with God this past month. What are those, you ask? I’d define a grace […]