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November 13, 2012

What is a Synod?

The ordinary general assembly of Synod of Bishops met in Rome for most of last month to discuss the topic of "The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith."

November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving Holiday? What’s that?

This is a country founded by immigrants.

November 13, 2012

Living together as children of God

Imagine God looking down upon humankind — the divine heart bursting with joy as He beholds people of all faiths reflecting his divine image around a table of shared hospitality and good will. This scenario resounds Jesus’ call to be children of the heavenly Father by loving all (Mt. 5:45) and St. Paul’s affirmation that “no partiality exists with God” (Romans 2:11).

November 13, 2012

Escape. Unplug. Pray.

Retreat centers lead to deeper spiritual relationship with God.

November 13, 2012

Special Youth Services ministry focuses on children, not crimes

Special Youth Services ministry (SYS) is helping to shape the lives of children by putting those who made mistakes back on the right track.

November 13, 2012

ACTS movement celebrates silver anniversary Nov. 16

The inter-parish ministry celebrates 25 years of deepening faith.

November 13, 2012

Annual CCHD collection helps fund anti-poverty grants to organizations (1)

The annual U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is slated for Nov. 17 and 18, the weekend before Thanksgiving.

November 13, 2012

St. Edward pastor, deacon are bound by faithful service at Catholic church and as veterans

Before serving the liturgical and pastoral needs of the St. Edward Catholic Church community, Father Joe Gietl and Deacon Nick Thompson answered another call. Both men are veterans of the Vietnam War as members of the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

October 16, 2012

Our capacity for God

Not too long ago my nieces and nephews invited me to go on a camping trip with them and their parents. Though I enjoy nature, I remember my classmates in the seminary used to call me the “city boy.” I love the comfort of my own pillows in the air-conditioned room with the convenience of TV, computer and cell phone. But at the time, I was curious as to what it would be like for a city boy like me to go on a camping trip with a group of even more city people.

October 16, 2012

Faith formation never stops

We have only just entered into the Year of Faith with the 50th anniversary of the opening session of Vatican Council II and the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. As a Church we have been preparing for these anniversaries, but more importantly for the work that lies ahead.

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