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Here’s Pope Francis’ schedule for the Jubilee of Mercy

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News — Twelve prominent events, each with the participation of Pope Francis, have been scheduled in Rome for the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, and CNA was able to glance at details of their programs.

The 12 big events of the Jubilee of Mercy will be: 24 hours for the Lord, a day-long period of Eucharistic adoration; To Dry the Tears, a prayer vigil; and jubilees centered on pilgrimage workers; the sick and disabled; catechists; deacons; teenagers; priests; volunteers of mercy; the Curia; Mary; and Divine Mercy spirituality.

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Liz Hoefferle: Aim for more than just avoiding sin; cultivate virtue

A ninth-grade class religious education class was learning about the moral teachings of the church when one of the inquisitive students wanted to know, “How far can I go before it’s a sin?”

While the student’s concern about avoiding sin is certainly commendable, the purpose of our lives is not simply to avoid sin. It is much more than that. We were made to grow in love of God and one another.

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Father Richard Kunst: With St. James, tradition bumps into political correctness

As significant the Twelve Apostles are to the Christian faith, we know so little about them. Even the book in the Bible known as the Acts of the Apostles is a misnomer, because it’s really only about one of the original Twelve (Peter) and the late-comer Paul.

What we know about the rest of the original Twelve is nothing. There is simply no reliable contemporary writing about what happened to the other apostles after Pentecost. There is, however, plenty of tradition. Each of these men have had fascinating stories develop around their person throughout 2,000 years of Christian tradition, mostly written centuries after their deaths. None of them is more interesting than St. James the Greater, whose feast day we celebrate July 25.

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Autobiography of the new pastor

My name is Fr. Joel Hastings. You may call me either “Fr. Joel” or ... Read More »

Teaching Tuesdays starts Feb. 10th!

Join us for a new Teaching Tuesdays starting on February 10th from 7:00 - ... Read More »

O Antiphons - December 17-23

Advent is a time of waiting – waiting for the coming of the Christ, ... Read More »

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