Praying Is More Than Saying Words by Fran Salone-Pelletier

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It takes a lot of living and dying before one begins to understand the depth of prayerfulness. It means allowing God to be the up-lifter of what we think and carry deep within us.

Christ the King by Fr. Ryan Lerner

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The concern for the environment is about the creation that God has entrusted to us as stewards on behalf of others, on behalf of the entire human family with whom we share this world today and the unborn many who will one day live in it.

Contemplation Roots Authentic Revolution by Alex Mikulich

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We may miss that this seasonal and societal dark night, so fraught with brokenness in our minds, bodies, and spirits, is God’s milieu of prayer.

A Note on the Pre-Ordinariate Fellowship of Connecticut by Sarah Rodeo

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An ordinariate established to preserve and promote elements of Anglican liturgical, cultural, and spiritual patrimony within the Catholic Church takes root in Connecticut.

From Child Star to Hospital Chaplain by Michael Ford

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"One of life’s lessons is that intense pain takes each of us on a highly personal journey—we’re alone with it and have to muddle through in the hope that the sunshine will one day make its way back into our lives."

Small Groups and Social Justice by Claire N. Dale

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Opportunities for learning, listening, sharing, and social justice outreach abound in a New Jersey parish.

Rosary Catholics and a New Church by Hank Mattimore

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Relearning to pray the rosary, one bead at a time.

Breaking Hearts and Breaking Rules by Gene Ciarlo

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Can a sociological phenomenon as large as the Roman Catholic Church maintain unity and discipline, a common belief and practice, a collective agreement on teachings and expression of belief, and still remain faithful to the mind and spirit of its founder and center of focus, Jesus the Christ?

Editorial: A Culture of Encounter: On the Pastoral Letters of Bishop Mark Joseph Seitz

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In his two recent pastoral letters, the bishop offers a roadmap forward, founded on a culture of encounter, infused with the life of the sacraments, and expressive in the end of charity, justice, and hope.

We Live in a Safe Universe in Spite of Everything by Ed Burns

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Jesus knew that we were—and are—capable of betrayal and abandonment and treachery and cruelty. But he opted to stay with us anyway, to the point where he was willing to endure the mystery of evil itself.