My Journey to Lourdes


My Journey to Lourdes

After my diagnosis with ALS, I felt lost.
A trip to Lourdes in France was the first
step in finding a measure of peace.

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Finding Time with God


Minute Meditations:
Set Aside Time for God

Solitude comes when we create the space
and set aside the time to enter more deeply
into the mystery that is the very Love that
gives us life and meaning. 

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A protester wears a T-shirt at an Oct. 12 SoCal Health Care Coalition protest at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, Calif. (CNS photo/Mike Blake, Reuters)


The Top Five Issues
Facing Health Care

A Franciscan friar and medical ethicist,
Father Thomas Nairn helps us understand
these hot-button issues and how to address

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Sin and sinners


Psalm 36: Sin Speaks
to the Sinner

It is important to know the struggle
with temptation that good people have
only means that they are seeking to live
good lives. 

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Finding God


Finding God in the

People who had ordinary encounters
with God can aid our daily journey as

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People are seen at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington at dawn April 4. The day marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the civil rights leader in Memphis, Tenn. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)


Keeping the Civil Rights
Movement in Motion

This year, let’s look back, look around, and look
forward with spirits ablaze with compassion.

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Catholic families


Faith and Family

Enjoy our resource site for Catholic families! 

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Inspirational Resources




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