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Pass the Torch – Protect the Parish

May 9, AD2018 0 Comments
Pass the Torch – Protect the Parish

Have you found yourself feeling increasingly worn out or beat down by the work you’re doing in your parish ministry? Do you find yourself on the road to burnout? Are you really getting tired of the hassles you seem to encounter more and more frequently in your volunteer work? Do you wonder why you are the […]

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3 Distinctions When Catholics Are Accused of “Discrimination”

March 1, AD2018 3 Comments
3 Distinctions When Catholics Are Accused of “Discrimination”

In recent years, there have been many claims that this or that Catholic group was discriminatory. Everything from “Pro-choice Woman Denied Catholic Wedding” to “Gay Teacher Fired” to “Autistic Denied Communion.” Some of these are discrimination and need changing, but not all are. We need to understand when the Church is simply fulfilling her mission, […]

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Does Your Parish Need a Transplant?

January 23, AD2018 27 Comments
Does Your Parish Need a Transplant?

Does the Mystical Body (or at least the portion represented by your parish) need a transplant? Is your parish missing some body parts? It could be, if some members have left for other parishes. St. Paul tells us: As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, […]

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Being a Good Neighbor Every Day

October 5, AD2016 0 Comments
Being a Good Neighbor Every Day

National Good Neighbor Day, September 28th, will have come and gone by the time this article posts. I haven’t checked, but something tells me there won’t be much of a selection of cards for this occasion at my local drug store. At the moment, I am considering a variety of good neighborly things that I […]

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The Dangers of Cliques and Superior Attitudes in the Church

June 1, AD2016 11 Comments
The Dangers of Cliques and Superior Attitudes in the Church

A Quote From the Holy Father Pope Francis “May the Church be a place of God’s mercy and hope, where all feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live according to the good life of the Gospel. And to make others feel welcomed, loved, forgiven, and encouraged, the Church must be with doors wide open […]

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