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Talking with God, not at him, means listening

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Gina ChristianGina Christian tries to listen, but sometimes to avoid, the random conversations of a fellow parishioner. But the Psalms remind her of the wisdom of listening more than one speaks.

‘Lord they are not worthy;’ but as for me…

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Father Kenneth DoyleFather Ken Doyle advises a reader who thinks certain people should not receive Communion to focus on his or her own soul. He also tackles a question about music at a Catholic funeral.

Are parents’ sins visited on their children?

Posted on June 22nd, 2015

Father Kenneth DoyleNot exactly, according to Father Ken Doyle in answer to a reader’s question. But moral laxity might seep down through one’s descendants.

Lessons in Scripture rise like life from the earth

Posted on June 22nd, 2015

Effie Caldarola Prepare the soil of your heart, former farm girl Effie Caldarola writes, but remember to give God, who mysteriously makes seeds sprout, control of your life.

Pope: If you let greed into your heart, all other vices will follow

Pope Francis leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 17. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters) Posted on June 19th, 2015

“Wealth has the tendency to grow, to move around, to take a place in one’s life and heart,” and once it moves in, fanning the desire to always accumulate more, the heart becomes “corrupted,” he said.

Son’s struggles breaking Mom’s heart

Posted on June 19th, 2015

Father Kenneth DoyleFather Ken Doyle suggests it is depression, not a “bad angel,” to blame for the pain in one reader’s family. Also, he addresses a question about how to treat former priests.

Let us sing of the Creator, and care for his creatures

Posted on June 19th, 2015

Michelle Francl-DonnayChemist-theologian Michelle Francl-Donnay feels Laudato Si’s cold splash of the reality of climate change and environmental challenges for the world’s poor.

Abuse victim loves the church, wants healing

Posted on June 12th, 2015

Father Kenneth DoyleFather Ken Doyle responds to a reader who was sexually abused by a priest as a child, but who now wants to heal without hating the church.

The presence of God, around and within us

Posted on June 11th, 2015

Francl2Why does God seem far away? Columnist Michelle Francl-Donnay points out God is never far away, and we need to practice a mindfulness that reminds us of the body of Christ in the world.

Real Christians serve others as Christ did, pope says

Posted on June 11th, 2015

A disciple of Christ must venture out, spread the Gospel, help others and do so with no strings attached, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass today.

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