Gethsemane: Jesus’ Agony

At the foot of the Mount of Olives sits the Church of All Nations, completed in 1924 with financing from 16 countries. The Friars Minor began working at this shrine in 1392 and acquired the property in 1663. A 12thcentury Crusader church was built over a fourth-century Byzantine church. A grotto nearby has...

Catholic Marketing Network coming up!

The Catholic Marketing Network will hold its 2014 International Trade Show in Chicago on July 29th – August 1st. “We’re very excited about returning to Chicago,” said CMN President Alan Napleton. “We last held our CMN summer event in Chicago in 2003 and it was our largest gathering ever so we think...

Nothing to Lose

Most of us hold on tightly to nearly everything, from our car keys to our children and our professional reputations to our lives. Even when we think we’ve let go of material possessions, we still hold on to less tangible things. And we don’t realize how much this closes us off from others. Once...

Who Is Your Hero?

A few years ago, I was privileged to be part of a team of leaders of a Youth Renew retreat held annually at my parish. The team of youths and adults met weekly for months prior to the commencement of the retreat. During that time, we formed a tight bond as we reflected on Bible verses, exchanged stories, and...

Faith Is an Option

“Faith is an option, not a given,” says Bob McCarty, Executive Director of National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, during an interview with John Feister for American Catholic Radio. As for me, I definitely grew up with the idea that my Catholic faith was a given. I went to Catholic grade school...

Now Loading . . . the Bible

Our guest blogger today is Drew Savoy, a graduate of Anderson University in Indiana. He has a degree in communications with a journalism concentration. We all remember the days of the small Bibles being passed around everywhere from bus stops to shopping malls. Some may have been thrown away; others will be...

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