October 2019 Issue

Are You Satisfied with Priestly Ministry? by Fr. Louis Arceneaux, C.M.

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Overall, we wish to see seminarians formed to continue to live out the values that were promoted by the Second Vatican Council and that Pope Francis has reminded us are still in the process of being realized.

Ben Salmon and Catholic Pacifism by Roger Karny

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A Catholic pacifist and World War I conscientious objector has things to say to our time.

The Great Deceiver by Mary Anne Dejewski, LCSW

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Addiction doesn’t discriminate between young or old, male or female, rich or poor. It crosses every line of society and affects most families in one way or another.

The Strength of the Human Spirit by Margaret McGullam

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Where does the strength of human spirit come from? The answer is simple: God who created us gave us many gifts to help us through our journey of this life.

This Is Your Life—And Not Somebody Else's by Michael Ford

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It is extraordinary how the opinions of other people can disturb us. We may want to please or impress others in our life choices, but the only one we should be concerned about is God.

What Dr. Newman Meant by Margaret Tucker

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Within its own time, the Apologia vindicated Newman of the charges leveled against him; within ours, it provides an intimate look at how one of our newest saints reasoned, thought, and felt as he slowly came to recognize the truth of the Catholic Church.

All Creatures Great and Small by Jane M. Bailey

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Creation embodies a lot more than just earthly creatures. Hidden in the weeds is the church, struggling to keep its place in a world pained by terrorism, guns, mental illness, hunger, poverty, disease, and climate change.

Our Ecological Crisis and the Path of Renewal by Joseph Prabhu

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What we call the Divine cannot be separated from the human and the cosmic, or else we fall into the dualisms of the divine and the human, and the human and the natural—dualisms which, theologically speaking, are precisely those which have enabled the ecological crisis.

Where Is Jesus?: On Christian Humanity by Fr. Bedros Shetilian

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If our communion with God is real, then the fruit of that communion will be our love for our brothers and sisters.

Manna from Heaven by Amy Nicholson

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If we look around and consider our lives blessed rather than focusing on what’s missing, we find we have so much more than we originally thought. Maybe it’s time for a renewed mindfulness of the blessings at hand.