Daily Archives: 5 June 2018

Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Wisdom 9:9-11

Care for people who are sick and dying has been part of Christianity from the time of Jesus. The Jewish tradition extends centuries into the past from there. The Bible has given solace and meaning to those burdened by illness … Continue reading

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GeE 69-70: Holy Indifference

The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises are intended to place a person solidly on the path to holiness. When Saint Ignatius, the pope, or any spiritual guide counsels “indifference,” she or he does not mean turning a gaze away from the needs … Continue reading

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Aparecida 442: Adolescents and Young People

Some adults, including too many church leaders, avoid people of teen years. Others utter easy mottos like “they are the future of the Church.” Which overlooks the fact that baptized persons, with or without Confirmation, no matter how young, indeed … Continue reading

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