VATICAN CITY — VATICAN CITY — Prayer is not a magic wand, but a powerful means to union with God that purifies our desire and shapes it according to his will, Pope Francis said today. Continuing his catechesis for the Year of Mercy at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square, the pope turned to the parable Read More…
Posted: May 25, 2016, 1:31 pm
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Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:01 am
“Rejoice—for the Lord is near!” Could you ever believe those words? Could you imagine yourself saying them at your best moment? At your worst? Could you imagine yourself writing those words with manacled hands in a prison cell? Jesuit Father Alfred Delp did. Alfred Delp is a hero who deserves to be better known. He Read More…
Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:00 am
On a retreat this last November, in a small group session, the leader asked that we share how our relationship with God is. We went around in the circle and it came time for me to speak. For the first time that semester I decided to be honest about how I was feeling: “I think Read More…
Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:00 am
They’ve been together for some 18 and a half years—plus time in utero, of course. Now, for the first time, the Iowa septuplets born in November 1997 to Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey are getting ready to go their separate ways. Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny, Natalie and Nathan McCaughey (pronounced McCoy), the first surviving septuplets in the Read More…
Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:00 am