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Peace from the Lamb of God

BY JEFF YOUNG I don’t suffer well. I wish I did, but the sad fact is that I don’t. I have witnessed other people suffer well ... men, women, and children who experience accidents, sickness, and losses with grace and humility. Historically,…

Does Catholic Fellowship matter?

by Michele Faihnle Eleven years ago I took my son to a Protestant church for vacation Bible school. The second I walked in the door, people introduced themselves, welcomed me, asked my name, and directed me where to go. Every morning that…

REND YOUR HEARTS

Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God (Joel 2:13). Jesus’ call to conversion and penance, like that of the prophets before him, does not aim first at outward works, “sackcloth and ashes,” fasting and…

Savoring the simplicity of Lent

by Jeff Young  For me, one of the most beautiful aspects of being Catholic is celebrating the liturgical seasons: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time. There’s something so simple, so … human about this. The seasons ground us…

The Coffee Man

by Matt Archbold  Every story answers a question. The good ones do, anyway. In fact, the greatest story there is begins with one young wom­an’s response to the question of love and ultimate sacrifice. Mary, the Blessed Mother, said “yes.”…