Relax and Strengthen

Today we welcome guest blogger Kathy Coffey. This comes from the “Living Simply” column in St. Anthony Messenger. A simple cure for frustration, stress or fatigue isn’t always found in the pharmacy or medicine cabinet. Instead, it’s closer to home: a deep, belly breath. Breathing has always been...

Ask a Franciscan: Is It a Sin Not to Be ‘Green’?

Q: Dear Friar Pat: I hear different things from different Christians. Some think that being sensitive to ecological issues is a matter of faith. Others dismiss it as a fad and based on faulty science. Is someone committing a sin by denying the moral implications of ecological choices? A: Releasing toxic...

Cinderella: More Than Just a Night At The Movies!

Our guest blogger today is Jennessa Terraccino, national speaker and author of The Princess Guide: Faith Lessons from Snow White, Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty (Servant). It’s time for a girl’s night out! Don’t forget your glass slippers. Your “Once upon a night” begins with tickets to the new...

God so Loved the World

“Wednesday of the second week of Easter.” That’s the rather bland description the Roman Catholic Church uses to designate weekdays during the run-up to Pentecost. Yet, these 50 post-Easter days are intended to be spiritual enrichment that produces a deeper sense of God’s mercy. During this Easter...

What’s In Your Bag?

Our guest blogger is Teresa Tomeo, syndicated talk show host, motivational speaker, and author. Today’s modern American woman is the queen of multitasking—juggling, jobs, children’s homework, housework, church commitments, social commitments…you name it. You probably consider it a good day if you...

St. Cyril and RCIA

Years ago Catholic parishes offered “information classes” for adults considering conversion to the Catholic faith. But the Second Vatican Council called for a restoration of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Today RCIA programs have become a standard for the season of Lent. Those seeking to...

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